a primarily agricultural province in the south of Thailand. The chief
cash crop is rubber, and rubber plantations cover a considerable area,
especially noticeable along the roads. Aside from that, however, large
areas are also given to food crops. Considerable amounts of rice,
vegetables and fruits are produced in Phang-Nga. Phang-Nga province
has an area of 4,170 sq. kms., a large part of which is forest.
Phang Nga Wallpaper
island has a picturesque village, which rests precariously on
small pilings and extends out across the water. It is inhabited
chiefly by Muslim fisher folk, whose unique culture has existed,
cut off from the mainland and most modern amenities, for more
than a hundred years. Souvenir shops and seafood restaurants
cater to visitors.
means literally leaning mount. It is really a huge rock split
in two; the smaller half has slid down and the remaining one
appears now to be leaning. Though Kao Ping-gan is a very small
island, Khao Tapoo or James Bond Island, is in a little bay
of Khao Ping-Gan where visiting boats pull up. Tapoo means nail,
and this shoreless rock projects up from the sea as its name
implies flat and wide at the top, and very narrow at waterline.
It is a striking sight. And the island became more famous after
the James Bond adventure, The Man with the Golden Gun, was partly
Ko Similan National Park
A group of 9 small islands,
50 kms. off the west coast of Phang-nga in the Andaman Sea.
The National Park covers an area of 80,000 rai. Skin Diving
Magazine rated them among the ten loveliest places on Earth,
because of the great natural beauty found on the islands themselves
the extensive surrounding coral gardens beneath the waves. The
islands are undeveloped and unspoiled; numerous species of fish,
crustaceans, and other forms of sea-life abound; water clarity
and diving are excellent. Similan is corrupted from the Malay
Sembilan and means nine. From north to south in order the islands
are : Ko Bon, Ko Ba Ngu, Ko Similan, Ko Pahyoo, Ko Miang (two
islands), Ko Pahyan, Ko Payahng and Ko Hu Yong. More...
Phang-nga Bay or Ao Phang-nga National
The Phang-nga National Park covers a vast area both onshore and offshore
of about 250,000 rais (100,000 acres), covering the areas of Amphoe
Mueang, Amphoe Takua Thung, and Amphoe Ko Yao. More...
Ko Yao covers an area of 137 square kilometres. The majority of the
population are Muslim. The island is made up of 2 large islands: Ko
Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai.
Attractions on Ko Yao Noi include: More...
Thai Mueang National Park
occupies an area of 45,000 rais (18,000 acres). It was declared a
national park on April 14, 1988. Interesting attractions in the park
located at Mu 6, Tambon Thai Mueang, on Phetkasem Road (Highway No.4),
between kilometre markers 32 and 33, and taking an unpaved access
road for another 1.5 kilometres. It is a 6-tiered waterfall that runs
all year round.More...
32 kilometres from Takua Pa, Khao Lak is now an interesting destination
for domestic and overseas tourists. It has an advantage of beautiful,
long beach of , more...
Khao Lak-Lam Ru
This was declared a national park in August 1991. The park occupies
a vast area of 150 square kilometers and covers Amphoe Thai Mueang,
Amphoe Kapong, Amphoe Takua Pa, and Amphoe Mueang. More...
Ko Surin National Park
Situated in Tambon Ko Phra Thong and covering an area of 84,375 rais
(33,750 acres), Mu Ko Surin is an archipelago of 5 islands: Ko Surin
Nuea, Ko Surin Tai, Ko Ri, Ko Khai, and Ko Klang. More...