About place: Phang Nga


Phang-Nga National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the south of Thailand. If you spend your vacations on Phuket or in Krabi, you should visit it. You can get to the Bay of Phang-Nga, including most famous «James Bond Island», only by a motor boat. You'd better join an excursion, however, if you want to see all its beauties at greater length, you can go to the town of the same name (Phang-Nga) alone and rent there a boat.

A tour bus will bring you to the landing, and then you take a big motor boat and go down to the floating village Pania. As soon as the boat will pass the mouth of the river, you can see wonderful mountain landscapes, which strongly resemble the fjords of Norway. They are fanciful limestone rocks richly overgrown with jungles.

The first stop will be just «James Bond Island». After it was the shooting site of «The Man with the Golden Gun» the Thais began to call the island after the name of its main character, James Bond. It is just there that you can see a piece of the most recognizable landscape of Thailand, namely a single cliff, which is narrow at the bottom and wide at the top.

After that you can take a ride in canoe – actually, you must do it by all means. You go aboard the canoe and a Thai take you along oddly-shaped rocks and mangrove bushes, as well as into the caves and hidden bays. There you can take snapshots of the most beautiful spots.

As a rule, you can have a dinner in Pania. This piled village was founded by the Indonesians amid the picturesque limestone rocks about forty years ago.

If you love nature and have a lot of time, you can look around Phang-Nga National Park for yourself. Taking into account the size of the bay, you should rent a motor boat for the purpose. In this case, you can not only see the most popular tourist attractions, but also visit the caves of the island Phanak or admire beautiful rocks of the island Khao-Phing-Kan and many other interest-ing things.

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