Discover Phang Nga Bay - Phuket
Between the island of Phuket, and the mainland of the Malay Peninsula lies, Phang Nga Bay – one of the most gorgeous places you can find on the face of the Earth. Locally known as, Ao Phang-nga, this place is one of Thailand’s most precious treasures because, unlike any other bay, this amazing shallow body of water is majestically composed of 42 islands, 88 avian species, and a few limestone krasts that stand erect upon Phang Nga’s surface – as if they were casually looking upon the horizon.
Embraced by the emerald colored sea, Phang Nga enchants its visitors in a dreamlike state. Everything about it seems like it was purely created for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city, and soak in the wonders Mother Nature has to offer. That is why we, at Trip Guru, would like to remind both first-time and experienced travelers, to stay away from the bay’s shores and get lost in the realm of Phang Nga.
Tourists, who like to take things calm and slow, and want to absorb the bay’s picturesque landscapes, may opt to explore the area via the sea. There are various kinds of transportation that will aid you getting in, out, and between the nooks and crannies located around the bay. Take a friend and travel from one island to another on a kayak or canoe, if you want to come face-to-face with the limestone krasts and cliffs, but if you are the type of traveler who loves to relive the adventures of the seafarers from the past, cruising along the waters on a Chinese junk is also available. For a more social venture, you can visit the stilted village of Koh Panyee – just 20 minutes away from Phang Nga province. Once you arrive, you can shop for handicrafts, assorted fish, and get a chance to savor the flavors of their local dishes.
If you find yourself in Phuket and suddenly had the urge to visit Phang Nga Bay, the best way to get to your destination is to take any point along the east coast of the city. You can book a long-tail or speedboat day trip, join a cruise or canoeing tour, or charter the waters on a yacht. Phang Nga is at its busiest during Thailand’s summer months.