Phang Nga Bay
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 78%Business Travelers
- 72%Green Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
- 65%Luxury Travelers
- 65%History Buffs
Member Reviews (23)
- Phang Nga BayMar 12, 2013
Phang Nga Bay is a stunning bay that rests between the island of Phuket and the Malay Peninsula of Thailand. It's easily accessible from popular locations such as Phuket, Krabi and Phi Phi. The limestone cliffs create a landscape that is truly unique to that area of the world. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. My advice would be to wait until you are in Krabi or Phi Phi and charter a long tail boat. It will be cheaper if you book in Thailand. While popular tours allow you to cover a lot of ground, they can also be rushed. Many tours take you to James Bond Island, which is extremely touristy and, in my opinion, cheapens the beauty of the rest of the bay. Plus, on a larger tour, you will be floating around with many other people, which can also take away from the Bay's natural beauty.
- Phang Nga BayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Dec 20, 2012
stunning limestone rock formations that protrude vertically out of the brilliant jade waters. It is a great place to get away from crowded touristy areas, though you will find some at the famous James Bond Island (of ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ fame) and Koh Panyee. Boat trips from Phuket are the bests ways to enjoy these places.
- Phang Nga BayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 21, 2012
This is a beautiful place. Uncharacteristically, I took a boat tour from Phang Nga that included a fishing village, some mangrove swamps, and James Bond Island (rock). To my happy surprise it was really cool. You could see a variety of otherwise mundane activities from the boat like people doing chores and fishing in the streams, the Muslim fishing village was both architecturally fascinating as it was built on piers in the water and delicious. James Bond island/rock was ok too. Really my favorite part was the boat sliding through the mangrove swamp, as I dont know how I could have done that on my own.
Phang Nga town is ok. Lots of great Thai food, of course, but more of a travel hub than a destination in itself. Inexpensive though.
- Phang Nga BayMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Aug 21, 2012
Phang Nga Bay is a beatiful place to explore and the best way to do so is either by joining local tour (it can becomes too touristy) or charter your own boat (which can be expensive). Unfortunately, the area is very popular that a kayaking trip can get too crowded (and jammed!)
- Phang Nga BayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
As you were landing into Phuket airport, when you look out of your airplane's window, you will see the exotic rocky islands of Phang Nga Bay. There are many islands around and their rock formations will take your breathe away.
- Phang Nga BayFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Completely beautiful limestone cliffs set among the blue waters of Thailand. The only thing that makes this not as perfect as you are imagining is that it is very much on the tourist circuit and you will have a great time seeing the beauty among 300+ other people kayaking the same route as you...