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Phang Nga Bay

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"Avoid the crowds by scheduling your visit to Phang Nga Bay early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when most tour groups have already departed or are yet to arrive, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning scenery without the hustle and bustle. Don't forget to explore the hidden gems like Koh Panak and Koh Hong, offering secluded beaches and breathtaking caves that often get overlooked by the standard tour itineraries."

Phang Nga Bay is a national park situated in the south of Thailand and is often considered one of the country's most breathtaking natural wonders. The bay is characterized by its dramatic limestone cliffs, tranquil waters and lush vegetation.

The bay is home to approximately 40 small islands and the area is full of lagoons, caves and mangroves to explore, although seeing everything in one day could be a challenge!

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The best known island is the intriguing James Bond Island,  an island that was used as the backdrop for the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. The real name of this rock formation is Koh Tapu, which means ‘Nail Island”, well justified by the funny elongated and unbalanced shape. 

Another notable landmark in Phang Nga Bay you should visit is Wat Suwan Khuha, with a huge golden reclining Buddha hidden inside a cave.

Best time to visit

You can enjoy taking a day trip to Phang Nga Bay at any point during the dry season, from October to May. During this time, you can expect the weather to reach high temperatures of around 34 degrees Celsius. You'll also find the seas to be calm and mild, with water temperatures ranging from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius. The best time for diving is from November to April.

How to get there

Phang Nga is ideally located in the south of Thailand. It’s an hour’s drive from the seaside town of Khao Lak and an hour and a half’s drive from both Phuket and Krabi airport. It’s easy to get to, even from Surat Thani and Khao Sok National Park. Minivans from Surat Thani leave every hour between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM and go to Phang Nga via Khao Sok, meaning you can travel on straight after your jungle tour!

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But the easiest way to make the journey to Phang Nga Bay is by booking a guided tour. You can choose which time of day you want to explore the national park, and there are a plethora of day trips on offer.  To ensure you have a hassle-free experience,  tours will offer a hotel pickup service .

Frequently asked questions

What is Phang Nga Bay?

Phang Nga Bay is a scenic bay located in the Andaman Sea, between the island of Phuket and the mainland of Thailand.

How do I get to Phang Nga Bay from Phuket?

You can take a boat tour or hire a private boat from various piers in Phuket, such as Ao Po Grand Marina or Bang Rong Pier.

What are the popular attractions in Phang Nga Bay?

Some popular attractions in Phang Nga Bay include James Bond Island, Koh Panyee (a floating village), and the limestone karsts and caves.

Can I go swimming or snorkeling in Phang Nga Bay?

Yes, you can go swimming or snorkeling in certain areas of Phang Nga Bay, especially around the islands and coral reefs.

Are there any guided tours available for Phang Nga Bay?

Yes, there are plenty of guided tours available for Phang Nga Bay, ranging from half-day tours to full-day tours with activities like kayaking and canoeing.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps