Phang Nga

by Tookta on November 4, 2010

Phang  – Nga is one of the southern province of Thailand, on the shore to the Andaman Sea. The province is located on the west side of the Malay Peninsula, and includes many islands of the Phang Nga Bay. The most famous one is the so-called James Bond Island, a needle formed limestone rock in the sea.

The Similan Islands, one of  Thailand’s main diving destinations, are also part of Phang Nga province. It is located 788 kilometers from Bangkok and covers and area of 4,170 square kilometers.

Phang Nga was originally inhabited by small communities and named Kraphu – Nga. During the reign of King Rama II, nearby areas were occupied by the Burmese and so many people fled to Krabhu Nga. In 1824, Siamese troops defeated the Burmese and the invaders were expelled. King Rama III  renamed the are Phang-Nga and in 1933 the town was expanded to be province.

Attraction :

– Phang Nga Bay or Ao Phang Nga National Park

– Ko Panyi Island

– Mu Ko Samilan National Park

– Ko Phra Thong Island

– Khao Lak Laem Ru National Park

– Khao Laem Pi Hat Thai Mueang National Park

– Wat Suwannakuha Temple

– Ko Yao Island

– Hat Khao Lak Beach

– Wat Rat Uppatham or Wat Bang Riang Temple

Events & Festival :

– Water Melon Day

– Free The Turtles Fair

– Songkran Fesival

– The Mo Jor  Poh Statues Procession

– The Chao Lay Boat Floating Festival

– The worship ceremony of  Narayana and his followers

– Vegetarian Festival

– Amazing Phang Nga Festival : High Opening Phang Nga Festival

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