Phang Nga is one of the most beautiful provinces in South Thailand. This area attracts many tourists, both locals and foreigners, mainly due to its stunning beaches and natural scenery.
In this blog, we will be talking about the 10 beautiful places in Phang Nga.
1. Ao Phang Nga National Park
Ao Phang Nga National Park is a park that covers 3 districts of Phang Nga, namely Muang District, Takua Thung District, and Koh Yao District. It has a rich variety of natural sceneries such as the sea, and mangrove forests, as well as being home to many tiny islands. At Phang Nga Bay, tourists can take a boat trip to explore the islands, go kayaking and explore the caves dotted around the area.
Address: Koh Panyee Subdistrict, Mueang District, Phang Nga Province, 82000
2. Samet Nangshe
Samet Nangshe is one of the must-see attractions in Phang Nga. Located on a hilltop, it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Thailand. From here, you can see the 360-degree scenery of Phang Nga Bay. People from all over the country flock here for the sunrise and sunset. At night, the stars appear brighter here since there is very little light pollution here
Address: Ban Hin Rom, Khlong Khian Subdistrict Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province
3. Similan Islands National Park
Similan Islands is a serene national park in Phang Nga. The Similan Islands National Park is an archipelago of 11 islands. The islands have rich and colorful marine life, crystal clear waters, and sandy white beaches, which has made them one of the best diving sites in the world. One of the most interesting features of the islands besides its marine life is its unique rock and boulder formations along with the dense tropical forests that characterize the islands. Unfortunately due to excess tourism, the island authorities have limited the number of visitors to the islands.
Address: Lam Kaen Subdistrict, Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga Province, 82210
4. Surin Islands
Surin Islands is another beautiful national park in Phang Nga you should not miss out on. It is an archipelago made up of five islands and is famous for its natural scenery and abundant marine life. The islands are a great pitstop if you like snorkeling or diving. The best dive sites are at the Richelieu Rock. In addition, there is a small community of villagers known as the Moken people who live on the islands. These people have a unique culture, language, and way of life. You can interact and learn more about them.
Address : Ko Phra Thong Subdistrict, Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Province, 82140
5. Khao Tapu
Khao Phing Kan is one of the most popular islands in Phang Nga. Just a few meters from the island is the iconic 20-meter tall limestone karst Ko ta Pu. The island became famous for its cameo in a James Bond film which brought plenty of tourists to the area. The island is home to plenty of flora and fauna including manta rays, mangrove heron, butterflyfish, and more.
Address : Khok Kloi Subdistrict, Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province, 82140
6. Koh Yao
Another island in Phang Nga that should not be missed is Koh Yao which consists of Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai. It is a very private and peaceful island with sandy beaches and beautiful scenery. The islands are a great place to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle. You can go swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, or hiking at your own pace. When the tide is low, you will also see dunes that reach 2 kilometers long.
Address: Koh Yao District, Phang Nga Province, 82160
7. Nang Thong Beach or Black Sand Beach
Nang Thong Beach or black sand beach is one of the most unique beaches in Phang Nga and maybe even in the entire country. Unlike other beaches, the sand here is a fine blackish brown color which was formed due to mining activity near the beach in the past. During dusk and dawn, the sun reflects on the sand giving the entire beach an ethereal glow.
Address: Khuk Khak Subdistrict, Takuapa District, Phang Nga Province, 82140
8. Koh Pha
Koh Pha is a small but stunning island in Phang Nga province. The water here is clear and home to plenty of coral reefs making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling. During low tide, you will be able to see the Thale Waek or separated sea when the sea is separated by white sand connecting two usually separate islands.
Address: Koh Kho Khao Subdistrict Takuapa District, Phang Nga Province
9. Koh Khai Islands
Koh Khai Islands are another popular place to visit in Phang Nga. It is made up of 3 islands Koh Khai Nai, Koh Khai Nui, and Koh Khai Nok. The three islands have crystal clear blue waters which stand in stark contrast to their fine white sand beaches. It is a great place to just relax and admire the beauty of nature. Or if you are feeling adventurous, there are also activities like jet skiing or kayaking that are available.
Address: Tambon Phru Nai, Amphoe Ko Yao, Phang Nga
10. Khao Pilai Beach
Khao Pilai Beach is a quiet and secluded beach in Phang Nga. It is best suited for people looking to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle. The beach is home to deep water and tourists must be extremely careful while swimming. There is also a wooden bridge which is a highlight of this beach that was used to transport merchandise in the past.
Address: Khok Kloi Subdistrict, Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province, 82140
These are the 10 beautiful places in Phang Nga that we highly recommend you check out. The province is a great getaway for tourists searching for a bit of paradise on earth. Another place you can check out during your Thailand tour is the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.