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Best Places to Visit in Phang-nga of 2017

  • 01 Haad Rin Beach

    Haad Rin Beach
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    Haad Rin can be divided into two sections, Haad Rin Nok the lively party beach and Haad Rin Nai, which has a quieter bohemian feel. The beach itself is one of the biggest on the island and it fills with 
    sunbathers by day and party goers at night, visiting the many beach clubs and bars that Haad Rin is so famous for. Haad Rin Nai is only a short walk to the party beach, so it's an ideal place to stay, within 
    walking distance to all the action but far enough away for some peace and quiet.



    Activities: Several boat trips takes you to waterfalls and beaches around the island. You can enjoy fishing trips and watersports such as sailing and diving, beach volleyball, beach football and of course  sunbathing! There are also some great walks over the hills of the east coast to secluded beaches. This beach is known for its famous Full Moon Party. 

    Location: Koh Phangan


  • 02 Similan Island

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    The beautiful Similan Islands Marine National Park lies 70km offshore from Phang-Nga Province. It's smooth granite islands are as impressive above the bright aqua water as below, topped with rainforest, edged with blindingly white beaches and fringed by coral reefs.


    Things to do: Similan beaches and dive sites get completely packed with day trippers. There are huge queues to climb viewpoints and plenty of snorkelling outlets around the island.

    Getting There: The Similan Islands are about 65km offshore, about 75 mins by fast speedboat, in the Andaman Sea with the main departure pier being Tab Lamu, which is about 20 minutes from KhaoLak which is the most popular starting point



  • 03 Secret Islands and Snorkeling Lagoons

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    Hidden in an inland sea south of Thailand, Ko Yao Yai is an idyllic spot for travelers who like maintaining a distance from crowded beaches and bustling tourists. Embraced by desolate rocky islands perching from the water – this stunning island has a fictional aura attached to it that makes Ko Yao Yai all the more enticing. The mysterious caves and hidden bays further enhance the interest.


    Things to Do: Ko Yao Yai is best known for its snorkeling adventure. The crystal clear waters provide visitors with an amphitheater views of the stunning aquatic life. However, for this ravishing adventure, you will be required to set off in a long tail boat for Ko Hang – an island comprising of two stunning white beaches and a beautiful lagoon. Embark on this stunning snorkeling adventure in the deep turquoise waters of this island.

    Getting There: Your journey to Ko Yao Yai begins from Phuket or Krabi, hop onto a ferry that will take you to this paradise. Enthrall in the beauty of the stunning limestone rock faces that emerge from the water during this one and half hour boat ride.



  • 04 Koh Nang Yuan Beach

    Koh Nang Yuan Beach
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    Ko Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Ko Tao. It is famous for its diving spots and its great snorkeling beach. Many day trippers come from the islands of Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Samui, as 
    well as from Surat Thani and Chumphon on the Thai mainland. Koh Nang Yuan consists of three small islands connected by a double sided white beach in the middle.



    On the middle island, which also is the 
    smallest, you will find the Nang Yuan Dive Resort. It’s breathtakingly beautiful with blue-green waters and has a private feel to it. It’s really small and can only be explored by foot. 

    Activities: Relaxation and water sports are probably two most popular things to do. Diving and snorkeling is popular, with many good diving sites such as Twin Peak, White Rock and Green Rock. Rock 
    climbing, kayaking and canoeing are also rather common activities on this "three piece island".


  • 05 Krabi

    Krabi
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    When travellers talk dreamily about the amazing Andaman, they usually mean Krabi, with its trademark karst formations curving along the coast like a giant limestone fortress of adventure. Rock climbers will find their nirvana in Railay, while castaway wannabes should head to KoLanta, Ko Phi-Phi or any of the other.


    Things to Do:Swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive the warm waters, meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical beach paradise. Visit the local night market and taste the local street food.

    Getting There: The most common way to travel to Krabi is by car, minibus or take the local ferry.




  • 06 James Bond Island

    James Bond Island
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    James Bond Island earned its popularity by its starring role in the James Bond movie ‘The man with the Golden gun’. One of the most striking features of this island is a tall vertical island that stands out from the bay of KohKhao Ping Kan. The entire island is under national park protection which is the reason behind its true and untouched beauty. Also owing to its position no boats are allowed.

    Things to Do: Monkey cave is one striking tourist hot spot in the region. The best activity for this stunning island is nothing but a sightseeing tour either on a long tail boat or on a canoe. Also, while here explore the stunning hide & seek between the cliffs and the crystal clear blue waters.

    Getting There:The only possible way to admire the stunning magic of Mother Nature in this island is from boats or the small beach on Koh Ping Ghan. Another option that people usually opt for is canoe tour that takes them on slow paced tour around the islands.



  • Nearby Getaways from Phang-nga
  • 01 Phuket

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    Phuket is regarded as one of the top beach destinations in the world. The fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns make the city a lovable holiday destination. It nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline. The climate here is hot and humid throughout the year and the hottest season is generally considered to be from March to early May. The culture here is a melting pot of indigenous Thais, ethnic Malays, Thai-Chinese, and even sea gypsies. The island is home to many seaside resorts, spas, hotels, cafes and has a wide choice of dining and partying options to choose from. It is Thailand’s biggest island that is 49 km long but doesn’t even feel like an island.

     

    Some of the best places like Phi Phi Islands and Krabi Islands are very accessible from here and are counted among the best tourist places in Phuket. Chalong Bay, largest town acts as a harbour for outgoing boats to Phi Phi island and others south islands. Phuket is blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches like Patong beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala beach. The main resort town of Patong has many nightclubs, bars and discos where youngsters are usually spotted in majority. The interior parts of this city are quite unexplored. They are very fertile hilly expanse that consists of mangrove forests, fishing villages, rubber and pineapple plantations. Overall, Phuket is stunning and has breathtaking views. It is surely a paradise for every beach bum. Offering the best tourist places in Phuket, it is a must visit for everyone.

  • 02 Langkawi

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    Welcome to this quintessential paradise, and be prepared to explore the tourist places in Langkawi. An archipelago of 104 magical islets– a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border. 'The jewel of Kedah' as Langkawi is known is situated at the western coast of Malaysia – one of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea with breathtaking views right enough to make you never forget any bit of it. Not just the place, even the name has the essence of its serenity. Langka being a Sanskrit word meaning "beautiful" while wi means "many".

    In here, you can go on exploring an extravaganza of spectacular wetlands, lush green rainforests in full bloom, limestone caves and secluded coves by boat and encounter natural oasis teeming with wildlife. Amid nurseries for reef creatures and marine birds, you might even catch-up furtive otters, happy-go-lucky dolphins and hanging bats. Love tourist places in Langkawi, and wondering what to cover? Love trekking or camping? Langkawi is the answer. Want Eco tours? Horseback Riding tours? Nature & wildlife tours? Looking for Aerial adventure activities or water activities? Activities like skiing, sailing, Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing charters, Boat tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Langkawi is all here for you!

    But what if you are into Aerial adventure stuff? There is Paragliding, Ziplining Rappelling, Aerial and Adventure Parks for you. Name it and Langkawi will not fail to excite you with its treasure trove. With an ecosystem offering unexpected surprises and then oh! the delicious mouth watering Malay food that it has to offer. Langkawi is all worth falling in love.
    You want a chilled beach vacay or just a little adventure? Well, well, well! Just name it and this place has it all. There is something for everyone here at this paradise.

  • 03 Penang

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    Tourist places in Penang include all kinds of places like beaches, forests, temples, museums and so on which is a must visit for every individual. This place has a rich Chinese culture and is known all over the world for this culture and tradition. The locals consider Penang to be the food capital of Malaysia as it has an array of lip-smacking traditional dishes that can be found in the streets and almost anywhere in Penang. Penang considers tourism to be it's only income source so one can easily find different types of hotels and resorts ranging from luxurious ones to budget ones. The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is one of the greatest attractions present here.

     

    Being located in Indonesia, this Indian temple is believed to have the largest sculpted pillar in Malaysia. Then the water edges present in Clan Jetties is a perfect fishing spot for all those who love this activity. One can witness the majestic sunset by sitting on wooden planked walkaway built over the water. One can visit the Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest to carry out adventure activities like Trekking, Rappelling, Canyon Swing and so on. The special thing about Penang is that it offers a mixed bag of activities that the tourists can do over here. They can go out on a food tour where they can taste some of the very famous and delicious local street food presents here.

     

    One can visit the small street markets and indulge in some shopping while in Penang, they can buy some traditional Chinese lamps, antique jewelry and so on. Tourist places in Penang also houses a large number of beaches which are all equally good and the perfect place to relax and feel rejuvenated. There are some National Parks and Adventure Parks that tourists can visit while in Penang to experience something different than the regular sightseeing. Overall Penang is the perfect place for a vacation with family and friends in almost any season.

  • 04 Phi Phi

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    Phi Phi Islands are the most pristine and well preserved islands in Thailand. Bestowed with surreal beauty and lovely stretch of white and golden sands, there are a lot of tourist places in Phi Phi Islands. It attracts a lot of tourism around the year and from across the globe. There are various adventure activities for adventure seekers to indulge in and it is just the perfect destination for water babies. Adorned with a line of luxurious beach resorts, Phi Phi offers the quintessential out of the book vacation that a mind needs to relax. Thriving with friendly people, amazing massage parlours and boasting of an amazing nightlife, the Phi Phi Islands have something to offer to everybody who wishes to explore it.

    If all of this wasn’t enough, even the history of Phi Phi Islands is quite exciting. The bays and the piers are bustling with activity at all times and the lush greens offer a perfect contrast to the serene whites! One of the best destinations for shark watching , snorkeling, rock climbing, scuba diving- there won't ever be any dull moment while you are in Phi Phi. You can also explore the beautiful Krabi Islands which are situated near by and combine a trip to both! Today, Phi Phi has come out of the deadly tsunami that struck in the year 2004. It has maintained its beauty and held everything that makes this place so special to visit.

    The Thai cuisine offers some of the most delectable dishes on the planet. With sombre gravies and perfect usage of sea food, the cuisine in Phi Phi is to die for. Do remember to make a note of the best of restaurants and enjoy a foodgasm for every meal. While planning your trip, make sure to draw out a proper itinerary including all of the famous tourist places in Phi Phi Islands. Include water sports in plenty and book a stay in any of the luxurious resorts to make the most of your trip!

  • 05 Krabi

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    Nestled in the midst of mangrove forests and limestone karsts, Krabi is the capital of the Krabi Province in the Southern Thailand. One of the best gems protected by Andaman Sea, Krabi is quite an exotic destination for a vacation and the tourist places in Krabi are pearls in the ocean - a must see. If the white sand beaches are not reason enough, then there are various activities in Krabi to make your itinerary interesting. Right from rock climbing, jungle trekking, snorkelling, scuba diving to island hopping, enjoying the night-life; there are quite a lot of things to do in Krabi. The beaches are great to explore in the day and the exquisite.

    Thai cuisine is simply perfect to savour. There is something to do for all types of travellers here. If you are an adventure junkie, then the cliff jumping is surely an activity you should try. If you are into wildlife, then there is plenty for you to witness. It is an apt vacation option even for people, who simply want to have a serene vacation absorbing the beauty of the Malacca Strait. While Krabi has definitely earned a reputation of being one of the most magnificent beach destinations in South East Asia, its history is what makes it even more interesting. Its journey from being a tributary of the Kingdom of Ligor to finally being awarded a province status in the recent times is best witnessed in its rich culture and tranquil vibes.

    It is said that the city was founded in a spot where an ancient sword was unearthed. Many believe, that the name Krabi is derived from the term meaning sword. The best part is that Krabi offers you just the perfect balance of the Thailand experience that you need. It is lesser crowded and boasts of lesser hustle bustle than Pattaya as well as Phuket while rating the highest on the laid back factor. Thus, one must cover all the tourist places in Krabi if they truly want to enjoy the vacation.

  • 06 Khao Lak

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    Located in Southern Thailand, tourist places in Khao Lak are extremely attractive and must visit places. It has a 20-kilometer long beach that makes it possible for tourists to spend quiet and peaceful time by the seashores. Khao Lak is one of those areas of Thailand which remains quiet and calm, this makes it an ideal destination for couples and families who want to avoid crowded beaches. One can explore the beauty of nature here by visiting the Lampi Waterfall and the Chong Fah Waterfall. Tourists can enjoy Safaris in the Khao Lak Ram Ru National Park and spot some marvelous species of wildlife. One can even go on treks and hiking tours if they want to feel more adventurous. Being located by the sea, water sports like Snorkelling and Diving are must-do activities when in Khao Lak. One can even take lessons for deep water diving and explore the marine life present in the Andaman Sea. One can get the world-famous Thai Massages and feel rejuvenated and fresh. Since this small city has a rich culture one can even explore the local streets, street food and the street shops present here. Although Khao Lak had experienced disasters and natural calamities a few years ago, the local people of Khao Lak have been successful in recovering the city and making it more beautiful than it ever was. The serene environment and natural beauty that is present here is awe-inspiring and can take your breath away. One can even come to this majestic place for spa and yoga retreats to escape the monotony of the busy city life and feel recharged. Tourist places in Khao Lak in houses a small village area, has some of the cleanest and most peaceful beaches present in Southern Thailand and is a must visit vacation destination.

  • 07 Rawai Island

  • 08 Koh Samui

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    Travellers who discovered Koh Samui in the '80s have seen its transformation, a captivating paradise now lost to over-commercialisation. True, Koh Samui is no longer a sleepy backwater. But unlike parts of Phuket that have turned into tawdry destinations , Samui has retained a sense of style, an island chic encapsulating everything idyllic about a holiday in Thailand - luxury, spa treatments, cocktails and beaches. The tourist places in Koh Samui extend beyond the beautiful beaches the island is known for, though they are definitely attractive in their own right. If you want a break from all of that lounging in the sand, there are a host of unusual things to see, which make the most of the island's unique culture and charms. The tourist places in Koh Samui lean more towards the low-key, natural end of the scale, which best suits the whole island’s general ambiance. Why would you bother to visit a high-tech theme park when the whole island is your ambiance.? Instead you can enjoy some truly remarkable sites of historic, cultural and religious significance as well as sights of breathtaking natural beauty. For a little more quirkiness, check out the monkey show or the snakefarm.

     

    Look for steaming street-side food stalls beyond the beach, backpacker shanties plunked down on quiet stretches of sand and hidden Buddhist temples along the backstreets. Koh Samui's repertoire of things to do and see is varied and interesting: the island hosts a great deal of splendid natural and manmade attractions from mummified monks to the famous grandma and grandpa rocks to attractive waterfalls and more, there's nothing to stop you having a blast on the Samui Island.