Thailand’s island paradise: Phang nga

Phang nga

Phang Nga, the land of island paradise, earned its name from the province of Phang Nga, which is abundant with numerous islands dotting the Andaman Sea. Apart from the stunning large and small islands that beautifully align in the Andaman Sea, Phang Nga also boasts rich and dense marine life and one of the most diverse and pristine mangrove forests in Thailand.

Similan Islands, a destination that has everything for sea enthusiasts, features fine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters teeming with diverse marine life, and is a paradise for scuba diving enthusiasts. The Sailing Rock is a prominent landmark, offering breathtaking viewpoints.

James Bond Island, locally known as “Koh Tapu” or “The Nail Island,” is shaped like a nail sticking out of the water and is part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park. It is located behind Khao Phing Kan and provides a stunning panorama. The name James Bond Island comes from the famous scene from the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun,” starring Roger Moore, which was shot there. This turned Koh Tapu into a globally renowned “World Class Destination.”

Koh Panyee, another famous island in Phang Nga province, is a village of the ancient sea gypsies who have been living there for over 200 years. The majority of the population is Muslim. The outstanding landmark on this island is the mosque, along with the floating football field on the water. It’s an island where you can get up close and personal with the sea gypsy way of life, offering a unique and immersive tourism experience.


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