Phang-nga Town

Phang-nga Town

Phung Chang Cave (Elephant Belly Cave) is located within the precinct of Wat Praphat Prachimkhet, which is behind the Provincial Hall.

Inside the cave there are stalagmites and stalactites and a brook flowing all year round.
Rusisawan and Luk Suea Caves
These two connecting caves are in Phra Si Nakarin Park on Phetkasem Highway obliquely opposite to the Provincial Court. Rusisawan Cave is in front of Luk Seua Cave. There are stalagmites and stalactites and meandering streams.

Sa Nang Manora Forest Park is located in Nop Pring Subdistrict. To go to the park, you have to follow Phang-nga - Krabi Route (Highway No.4) about 3 hours, then turn right at the intersection next to the power station.
The park is 3 km. down this road. It is a pleasant forest with various kinds of plants and a lovely fall cascading from a hill forming several pools suitable for swimming.
Ao Phang-nga National Park
Ao Phang-nga or Phang-nga Bay is one of the most frequently visited marine national parks of Thailand. With an area of 40,000, it comprises more than 40 islands, large and small, located to the northeast of Phuket. It is almost like an inland lake with its east, north and west sealed off by land and its south partly enclosed, too.

The sea is rather shallow with an average depth of a few metres only. The park is therefore a safe place to visit throughout the year. The waves never reach one meter high even in the monsoon months from May to October, though a visit from November to April is still preferable because then the sky is clear, the sea is calm and the trip will not be interrupted by rain.

The national park is widely known among foreign tourists for its unique seascape. The group of islets has become known as Guilin-on-Sea. According to geologists, the area was once above the sea.
A tour of the bay is inevitably made by boat. Visitors may travel by a motor boat seating several dozen people, a boat with a long shafted outboard motor or "long-tail boat" as locally known, which seats some 10 people, or a canoe which can be ridden by no more than three passengers and which provides a great opportunity for tourists to explore the islets closely and even go through small openings of the islets.


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