Similan Islands, Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga, Thailand
About Similan Islands
The Similan Islands is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that await beneath the clear-blue waters surrounding it. They're around 84 km northwest of Phuket. This little archipelago is one of the most interesting diving areas in the world, as well as a favorite destination for yachties and boat tours.
Attractions near Similan Islands
Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park covers an area of 125 km² in Kapong, Mueang Phang Nga. The park is popular for couple of small beaches near the park headquarters and Ton Chong Fa Waterfall which is only 12 km from the park headquarters. There are also several trails in the park for longer hiking that required guide assistance.
Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Muaeng National Park, formerly known as "Lampi Waterfall" and "Lampi Forest Park" was assigned to be managed and controlled by the National Park Division of the Royal Forest Department in Apr 1986. It consists of first, Tai Mueang Beach and second, the Lampi mountain range. To the west, Tai Mueang Beach ends at the Kham Bay Peninsula, and to the east there is a brackish water canal fed from the Lampi mountain range, covered by a fertile tropical rainforest.
The Surin Islands are part of Mu Koh Surin National Park, located some 60 km off the west coast of Phang Nga Province and 100 km north of the Similans. It's an archipelago of 5 islands: Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang. Excellent diving, snorkelling, hiking and game fishing are why most travellers come to the Surin Islands. Those hoping to find a quiet refuge from tourist traps and urban centres will be delighted with the islands' relatively untouched settings.
Sirinat National Park is quite a small coastal park, covering 22 km² of coastal land and 68 km² is sea at the northwest coast of Phuket Island. It is about 30 km north from Phuket Town, right next to Phuket Airport. The park is best known for its white sand beaches and the view of aircraft flying low over a beach for landing. The national park is very commercialized with many resorts in and around the park, frequently visited by a large number of tourists.
Si Phang Nga National Park is in Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand, covering the eastern parts of the districts Khura Buri and Takua Pa. The landscape of the park is dominated by rugged mountains covered with dipterocarp forests, similar to the Khao Sok adjoining it to the east. The establishment of the park was announced in the Royal Gazette, Issue 105, Chapter 60 of 16 April 1988.
Sa Nang Manora is a forest park in southern Thailand. It covers an area of 0.29 km2 of the Khao Thoi-Nang Hong Forest, Nop Pring Sub-district, Mueang District, Phang Nga Province, about four km north of Phang Nga town. It was established on 15 September 1980. The park is on mostly plain terrain with few hills, with the Sa Nang Manora waterfall at the hill Khao Thoi.
Where is Similan Islands
Discover more attractions in Phang-nga, where Similan Islands is located
The province is on the west side of the Malay Peninsula, and includes the many islands of the Phang Nga Bay. The most famous one is the so-called James Bond Island, a needle formed limestone rock in the sea. The Similan Islands and Surin Islands, two of Thailand's main diving destinations, are also part of Phang Nga Province.