4 Most Spectacular Locations to Visit in Phang Nga Bay
With over 400 square kilometers of stunning crystal jade waters and captivating limestone formations, paradise is one word best used to describe Phang Nga Bay. Wherever you go, nature will greet you with the best it has to offer. If you're deciding on the next holiday destination to enjoy the richness of nature, Phang Nga Bay is worth your consideration! Here are four places that are an absolute must-visit in Phuket's Phang Nga Bay.
1 - James Bond Island
The name is as fancy as the island itself. Initially called Koh Tapu, it received its new name for the part it played on the 1974 James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. The island itself is shaped like a cone—larger on top, thinner at the base. Some may wonder why the island hasn't toppled over yet. Right next to this island is the Koh Ping Ghan rock, a high leaning rock filled with small caves perfect for a curious adventurer. Otherwise, the serene beach itself is the ideal place to view James Bond Island.
2 - The “Hongs” of Phang Nga
In Thai, "hong" means a room, so the Hongs of Phang Nga translates into, the rooms of Phang Nga. This name refers to the collapsed caves dotting Phang Nga Bay. Vegetation fills these caves, and it has a beautiful view of the sky. If you're interested in reaching one of these, sign up for a kayaking tour. Each cave has its unique ecosystem, and it is as if you're entering a new world every time you enter a new cave. You might even forget you're still on earth!
3 - The Limestone Cliffs
Limestone cliffs are the stunning sculptures of Mother Nature. With over 40 different formations, there is always something new to see! Seeing these structures during the day will treat you with cliffs streaked with different colors, which is caused by the mineral composition of the formations.
These limestone cliffs are what genuinely define Phang Nga Bay. Once part of an ancient coral reef, it stood the test of time. Today, the cliffs tower over the ocean. Travel on a cruise ship or even a private yacht and enjoy these formations at its true glory.
4 - Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is the place to be if you desire to view the entire Phang Nga Bay. Around 30 minutes away from Phuket, this location promises a 180-degree view of the beautiful bay. It is a perfect place the be awe-struck by mother nature, and perhaps fill your Instagram with memorable photos!
Here, you can take pictures of mangroves, limestone karsts, the sea, and the chain of islands. Have you always wanted to see a sunrise that you’ll never forget? Head over to the viewpoint at 5:30 a.m., and you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular sunrises you will ever see in your life. If you come at night, you might even get to see the Milky Way!
Wherever you decide to go to Phang Nga Bay, many wonders are waiting to be discovered. Head to this beautiful location on your next trip, and you will not regret it!
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