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There are daily bus services from Bangkok to Phang Nga departing in the morning and evening. Traveling time is around 12 hours ... see more

From Bangkok there are two driving routes to Phang Nga, which is located 788 kilometers from Bangkok, an approximately 12 hour drive ... see more

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Attractions in Phang Nga

Phang Nga is a province equally renowned for its beautiful land, spectacular bay, and amazing islands; Phang Nga national parks feature magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is Phang Nga Bay National Park, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns, and startling rock formations rising vertically out of the sea. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Phang Nga.

Recommended Attractions

1 Wat Suwan Kuha

Location : Takua Thung District Wat Suwan Khuha Wat Suwan Kuha is known locally as “Wat Tham” which mean a cave temple, located at M.2 Tambon Krasom. This temple is very impressive and popular for tourist both Thai and foreigner. Which Wat Suwan Kuha is one of the province’s important temples due to its historical and archaeological background. The temple is located on a mountain with a number of caves. Among them are Tham Yai, Tham Chaeng, Tham Muet, and Tham Kaeo. Tham Yai is on the lowest level and decorated with ceramic tiles and crockery throughout its length. This cave serves as a wihan where several Buddha images are enshrined. The most important one is the Reclining Buddha. In another cave, there are royal initials of kings and members of the royal family, such as King Rama V the Great, King Rama VII and Queen Rambhaibarni, King Rama IX the Great, etc. The area in front of the cave is the feeding ground of a large number of monkeys.

How to get there
about 9 kilometres from Phang-nga provincial town on Highway No. 4 (the Phang-nga – Phuket route). At Km. 30, there is a paved road on the right leading for 1 kilometre to the temple.
Opening Hours 08.00 am.- 04.00 pm.
Admission 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)

2 Tham Phung Chang (Phung Chang Cave)

Location : Mueang District Khao Chang  & Tham Phung Chang Tham Phung Chang or Phung Chang Cave is located on Khao Chang or Elephant Mountain lies behind the provincial prison. A huge hill with a shape resembling a kneeling elephant, Khao Chang is Phangnga's landmark.

Tham Phung Chang is located within the grounds of Prapaht Prajimkhet Temple behind the provincial hall. The gorgeous cave houses replicas of famous Buddha images. It is also famous for its strange stalactite and stalagmite formations dripping with water that runs year round. Hotels in Phangnga Town area

How to get there
Located in Muang Phangnga provincial town. In front of Phangnga Market one can take a 500 m asphalt road to Wat Praphat Prajimkhet and walk toward the cave.

3 Sa Nang Manora Forest Park

Location : Takua Pa District Sa Nang Manora Forest Park Sa Nang Manora Forest Park covering a total area of 180 rai and has a topography of limestone mountains lying in the Northeast – South direction covered with an evergreen or rain forest. The Park is very shady with large trees and a stream flowing by from the headwater forest on the mountain ridge down the valley to the plains. The different altitudes of the landscape result in many small waterfalls. Many economic plants are grown here; such as, Malacca teak, ironwood, and Champa Pa – Magnolia elegans. Its fauna include Sumatran serow, monkey, langur, bear, tiger fish, soro brook carp, and soft-shelled turtle. The name of the forest park, ‘Sa Nang Manora’, is based on a folk tale that 7 Kinnari sisters flew from Kailasa Mount to swim in the pond here and the youngest sister, Manora, was caught by the loop of Hunter Bun who took her to offer to Prince Suthon.

How to get there
From Phang-nga, take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) via Tambon Nop Pring. The Park is approximately 4 kilometres from the provincial town. Turn right for another 4 kilometres at the direction sign.

4 Tham Lod (Lod Cave)

Location : Takua Thung District Tham Lod (Lod Cave)Tham Lod is a large sea level cave and length about 50 metres, lies in Takua Thung District. The cave has evolved by being eroded by the sea over millions of years. There are beautiful stalactites and stalagmites inside the grotto. During way, you can see a perfect mangrove forest in Thailand.

How to get there
You can buy tour package from Phang Nga province. You can also hire long trail boat for sighseeing around Ao Phang-nga National Park for 6 – 8 people.

5 Kapong Hot Springs

Location : Kapong District Kapong Hot Springs Kapong hot spring is otherwise known locally as Plai Phu, located 8 km from the Kapong district office. The temperature is 65 degrees celsius, and a regular pool has been formed for the envigorating mineral water by damming up the streams.

How to get there
The hot springs are just 8 km out of town. Once past the district offices heading north one needs to take the first right towards Nai Le village. The good roads continues for roughly 4 km, when this time a well signposted turn heads to another right and up the valley the road continues onward until a sudden halt as one drives into a teak forest. The unpaved track continues for another 500m and one has arrived at Kapong hot spring.

6 Lam Ru Waterfall

Location : Takuapa District Lam Ru Waterfall The most popular waterfall is Lam Ru (Nam Tok Lam Ru), in the area of Kradai ridge, close to Kapong, which is about 30km from the Park HQ. This is a pretty five level fall, of medium height, and flows throughout the year. Several varieties of birds are close by. Approach the waterfall via Kapong on route 4090. Lam Ru Waterfall is a petite waterfall with 5 diminutive levels. The fall is of middle height in the area of Kradai Range. The waters flow all year at Laem Ru and many varieties of birds live in the shade of the it numerous species of tree surrounding the falls. A small path trail leads to the top of the waterfall.

Administered by Khao Lak Lamru National Park, Takuapa District

7 Wat Bang Riang

Location : Thap Put District Wat Bang Riang Wat Bang Riang located on Khao Lan hill in Tambon Bang Riang, far from the Thap Put District office on Phetkasem Road around 11 kilometres, this temple contains several structures including an elaborate bell-shaped pagoda called Chedi Phutthathambanlue. The hilltop pagoda overlooks surrounding undulating mountains and hills as well as a huge Buddha image and a Guan-yin Chinese Goddess statue.

How to get there
11 kilometres from the Thap Put District office on Phetkasem Road.
Opening Hours 08.00 am.- 05.00 pm.

8 Khao Khien

Location : Takua Thung District Khao Khien Khao Khien or Rock Paintings is on the way to Ko Panyi and houses rock paintings on the cliff of various animals believed to have been painted by sailors who moored their ships here to take shelter from the monsoon. According to the Fine Arts Department, the paintings are at least 3,000 years old.

How to get there
  1. By Car - Once in Phang nga Town, go past on highway heading to Takua Thung District, pass the provircial Hall. About after 850 kilometers,at three junction,you turn left about 2.5 kilometers.
  2. By Airplane - Takes a plane to Phuket International Airport, for about 1 hours 15 minutes, and then connect a car for 61 kilometers which takes time about 45 minutes to Phang Nga town. After that takes a minibus, Phang Nga-Tha Dan route, for 9 kilometers and will find it priot to Ta Dan 300 meters.
  3. By Boat - Rent a boat or contact tour agent to handle for you.
  4. By Train - Takes a train from Houlampong in Bangkok to Poonpin District at Suratthani and connects to a car for about 160 kilometers (3 hours) to Phang nga town.
Administered by Ao Phang Nga National Park, Takua Thung District

9 Tsunami Memorial Park

Location : Takua Pa District Tsunami Memorial Park The park was built at Ban Nam Khem with a huge monument, two long walls facing each other. The bigger black wall represents the tsunami and the smaller represents the victims with names and photographs as part of the memorial. It is a tranquil place that encourages the visitor to linger, to look at a photographic exhibition, buy items made by tsunami survivors and just rest in the landscaped gardens by the sea.

A tsunami memorial park has been established. In terms of attempts to create lasting memorials to the tsunami victims, this memorial is regarded by many as most appropriate and meaningful. The gardens include a memorial wall that curves like a wave.

How to get there
Located on village of Baan Nam Khem (7 kms south of Takuapa)
Opening Hours 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.

10 Takua Pa Old Town

Location : Takua Pa District Takua Pa Old Town Takua Pa is the main town of the district by the same name and is about 30km north of Khao Lak. There are actually two towns, Takua Pa New Town and Takua Pa Old Town which are about 7km apart.

Takua Pa New Town is a typical bustling Thai town with a large daily indoor market selling mainly fresh food, meat, fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood. It also has a bus station which is the main interchange for public buses, both local and those coming from Surathani on the East Coast, Ranong and Bangkok to the North and through to Phuket passing through Khao Lak.

Takua Pa Old Town on the other hand is a reminder of its history as one of the most important tin mining areas in Thailand dating back a century. Both sides of the main street are dotted with period buildings conspicuous by their Sino-Portuguese architecture. Of particular interest are the old Camp Walls which a former governor had built to surround his residence in 1857 and contain no brick or stone being made from only sand and cement. Sunday is a good day to visit when the main street is closed to traffic to become a local market and showcase for various goods.

How to get there
located approximately 32 km north of Khao Lak.
Contact Tel. 0 7642 4279

11 Ton Chong Fah Waterfall

Location : Takuapa District Ton Chong Fah Waterfall Ton Chong Fah Waterfall is Bang Nian canal and becomes a medium waterfall including 5 large levels which be classified as the beautiful waterfall. As a result they can be visited all year round. A quiet, leafy and out of the way destination, this is an excellent place to visit if you have the time to invest.

How to get there
About 10 minutes east of Bang Niang
Admission Fee 200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Administered by Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, Takuapa District
Contact Tel. 0 7648 5243 (TAT)

12 Ban Bor Dan Hot Springs

Location : Thai Mueang District Ban Bor Dan Hot Springs The waters here are heavy with sodium, calcium, iodine chloride and other minerals good for relief of arthritis, beriberi, mental and physical stress they even make skin fresher and hair healthier. Open for bathing and soaking daily; the service costs just 10 baht.

How to get there
Located in Tambon Na Toey on the Andaman Coast : from Phuket go north through the Koke Kloy intersection in Phang-nga Province (do not turn right at the intersection) and proceed to approximately kilometer stone 6. Look for a road running beside Ban Bor Dan School, and proceed down it for about 3 kms.
Admission Fee 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)

13 Khao Khai Nui

Location : Baan Thung Maprao, Thai Mueang District Khao Khai Nui When one thinks of the sea, an image of the vast, blue ocean usually comes to mind. But for today, we will take our readers on a tour to the misty mountains where the air is crisp and cool. High up on Khao Kai Nui is where the villagers come to experience the beautiful sea of mist of Baan Tung Maprao’s Amphur Thai Muang, Phang-Nga.

Contact Tel. 0 7648 5243 (TAT)

14 Tham Rusi Sawan & Tham Luk Sua

Location : Mueang District Tham Rusi Sawan &  Tham Luk Sua are in Somdej Phra Sri Nakarin Park on Petchkasem Rd. diagonally opposite the Provincial Courthouse. You can walk from one cave through to the other as they are connecting caves; Reusi Sawan (Ascetic's Heaven) is the cave in front. Outside sits a figure of the monk Phra Reusi. Inside are stalagmites and stalactites, and meandering streams that trickle through the caves.

How to get there
Tham Nam Phut This is located at Khao Thoi 2 Kms from the town.

15 Raman Waterfall Forest Park

Location : Takua Thung District Raman Waterfall Forest Park Raman Waterfall Forest Park is located in Tambon Krasom within the area of the Khao Ton Din National Forest Reserve, covering an area of approximately 125 rai. The Forest Park features a medium-sized waterfall with water running all year. The waterfall was named “Namtok Raman” after the fact that a number of Mon or Raman people fled the Burmese troops to settle on its topmost level during the so-called ‘Nine-army Battle’. Its headwater comprises mountain ranges covered with almost intact evergreen forests. The touristic area of the Forest Park features a medium-sized stream running from the watershed down to the valley. Various tiers of the waterfall result from the different elevations of the area that the stream flows by. There are also various species of fauna such as Sumatran serow, Malayan tapir – a reserved species of fauna, soft-shelled turtle, rasbora, soro brook carp, and tiger fish. The Forest Park also provides a nature trail.

How to get there
By car, from Phang-nga, take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) toward Tambon Krasom. It is approximately 11 kilometres from the provincial town with a left turn into the forest park. By bus, a bus is available for a chartered trip at the market in Amphoe Mueang Phang-nga.
Opening Hours Daily from 09.30 am. – 04.30 pm.
Admission Adults 20- 80 baht, Children 10-40 Baht (Price are subject to change)

16 Phu Ta Jor

Location : Kapong District Phu Ta Jor Phu Ta Jor Moutain is a new attraction for local people and eco tourists, which is located in Kapong district, Phang Nga. As the weather on the mountain is quite cold like the northern part, therefore Phu Ta Jor became popular attraction nowadays. Tourists usually go there for camping because you can see an amazing layer of clouds in early morning among the edge of sky, fog, mountains, and living nature.

How to get there
A trip into the Phu Ta Jor start from Lae Local Administrative , through Bann Change Cheu and Mountains landscape through a Rubber garden and Palm Garden until arriving at the crossroad on the left into the Woods include approximately 10 km distance, You can see Phu Ta Jor sign then drive through Khae Rub Num 14 Km and Tone Ton Mark Waterfall 9 km , Yellowstone forests guard unit 6 km.

17 Tagua Pa Big Market

Location : Takua Pa District Tagua Pa Big Market Takuapa Market are in the new town “Talad Yanyao” (near the bus station). It’s a regular local market which sells fruits , vegetables, meat and seafood. The Plaza has some good shops and a few riverside restaurants.