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4 Islands to explore in Phang-nga

Phang-nga

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.

Khao Phing Kan
Khao Phing KanKhao Phing Kan, Phang-nga, Thailand

A small island in the Phang Nga province, Thailand, which was famous for its natural beauty. The island is flourished with beautiful limestone karst towers and it is part of the Phang Nga national park. Now a lot of tourists have been attracted to this area.

Ko Surin Nuea
Ko Surin NueaKo Surin Nuea, Ko Phra Thong, Khura Buri District, Phang-nga, Thailand

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.

Koh Panyi
Koh PanyiKoh Panyi, Ko Panyi, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga, Thailand

Koh Panyee is a small island community about 20 minutes by longtail boat from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. Koh Panyee is mostly made up of huge and almost vertical limestone cliffs. The hundreds of huts, shacks, restaurants and houses where the villagers live are built on stilts over the surrounding shallow sea. No one seems quite sure how many wooden and concrete piles hold up this extraordinary community, but it's certainly a fascinating and unique feat of informal engineering.

Similan Islands
Similan IslandsSimilan Islands, Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga, Thailand

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.

Map of Islands to explore in Phang-nga