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Phang-nga : General Information

Location
Located just north of Phuket, this coastal province is 788 km. to the south of Bangkok. It is adjacent to Ranong and Surat Thani in the North, Phuket and the Andaman Sea in the South, Surat Thani and Krabi in the East and the Andaman Sea in the West.

Area
Phang-nga has an area of 4,170 sq.km. The province has a coastline of 240 km. long and 105 islets.

Climate
There are only two seasons in Phang-nga: the hot season from January to April, and the rainy season from May to December.

Topography
The terrain is predominantly mountains and forests combined with rubber plantations. 57% of the total area is mangrove and primary forests. An important mountain is 517-km. Phuket mountain range. Two major rivers are the Phang-nga river and the Takua Pa river. The coastline of Phang-nga is long, narrow and curvy. The province also has about 105 islets, mostly located to the northwest of the province.

Administration
Phang-nga consists of 8 counties (amphoe): Amphoe Muang, Kuraburi, Thap Put, Takua Thung, Takua Pa, Thai Muang, and Ko Yao.

Language
Southern dialect and standard Thai language. English is spoken and understood in tourist areas.

Products
Rubber.

Internet Access
Internet cafes are ubiquitous and hotels often have wi-fi for guests.

Phang-nga : Attraction List
Beaches
Bang Sak

Thai Muang
Thanun
Khao ( Hills )

Khao Khian or Writing Hill

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Khao Lak
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Khao Phingkan

Ko ( Islands )

Ko Hong

Ko Khai

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Ko Panyi

Ko Phanak

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Ko Tapu (James Bond Island)
Ko Yao

National Parks

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Similan Islands
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Khao Lak - Lamru (Khao Lak)
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Ao Phang-nga
Khao Lampi - Hat Thai Muang
Si Phang-nga
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Surin Islands
Waterfalls
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Lampi
Lamru
Raman
Ton Chong Fa
Ton Phrai
Others
Bo Dan Hot Springs
Chulabhorn Marine Park Conservatory Center
Phang-nga Naval Base
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Wat Suwan Khuha

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