Welcome to Phangnga Hotel & Information
The provincial capital of Phang Nga resides over the southern Thai province by the same name. Within easy striking distance of Phuket Island, Phang Nga province hosts the last leg of the overland journey from Bangkok to Phuket. With nearly two millennia of history, this region of Thailand has a long and storied past that takes multiple cultures into account.
Perched on the shores of Phang Nga bay, the capital city itself has a population of roughly 10,000 and covers only a few square miles. Largely an agricultural centre, the province is a major contributor to Thailand’s rubber production.
Limestone is another abundant commodity here, and its visible everywhere you travel throughout the province. Bizarre outcroppings of limestone protrude from the bay, while numerous caves are strung with limestone stalagmites and stalactites. Some caves are set aside as holy shrines that pay homage to the Lord Buddha, and tourists and worshippers alike flock to their caverns to take in the historic relics and meditate.
Eco-tourism is a blossoming industry in Phang Nga. Numerous national parks are located throughout the province, many of which span mountainous forests and submerged coral reefs. Waterfalls are spread throughout the mountains, any number of which pose excellent daytrip opportunities. Due to all of the natural beauty and relatively abundant wildlife, travel agencies offer a multitude of mixed travel packages that take in the region’s natural landmarks. Great accommodation is offered throughout the area, from gleaming five-star luxury resorts to more modest family-friendly hotels.
Virtually all of Phang Nga is sided by the Andaman Sea, and there are numerous islands that vary from well-developed to downright remote dotting these waters. Snorkelling and scuba diving are especially good along the western coral reefs that emanate from the Similan and Surin island chains. Within the city limits of Phang Nga, accommodation is varied and plentiful. Large, upscale resorts can be found farther out in the bay on Koh Yao Noi, while the options in Phang Nga city are often quainter. Many travellers use Phang Nga as a quiet and laid back base from which to launch a string of daytrips to Phuket or Krabi.