Activities and Sports

Sea Kayaking Sea Kayaking is one of the better ways to view the splendour of Phang Nga Bay while keeping fit at the same time. There are a number of kayaking companies that hire out kayaks (canoes) on an individual basis or offer tours of the area. Visit this site for further information on sea kayaking in Phang Nga.

Rock ClimbingRock Climbing can be done in the nearby province of Krabi. The scenery is similar to Phang Nga and the areas here that one can climb do not fall under rulings from Nature reserves as does Phang Nga...so tempted you might be, but please refrain from this sport in Phang Nga Bay which is a National Park.

Swimming Swimming is a popular pastime in the area and although the water tends to look greenish-brown, it is clean. The colour of the water comes from the flora in the area that has fallen into the water from the mangrove waterways. If you don a pair of goggles you'll be amazed at the underwater world that will great you.

KingfisherBird Watching is another popular pastime in the area. There are a number of birds unique to the area plus many sea-eagles and Brahmany kites, that put on spectacular displays as they dive, headfirst into the bay and swoop up again, their beaks laden with fish. Hornbills also frequent the area and often these are heard before they are seen.

SnorkelingSnorkelling The bays in Phang Nga contain many interesting coral reefs although the visibility isn't the best due to the amount of vegetation remains that wash into the bay from the mangrove lined shore and inlets. Equipment can be rented from dive shops in Phang Nga and surrounding areas such as Phuket and Krabi.

FishingFishing is a popular sport although there are no tackle rental shops in the area and it is advised that you either bring your own rod or hire a boat including fishing gear and charter it to Phang Nga for a day. One can always try ones luck at fresh-water fishing in some of the inland river systems but you may not get too many 'pan-sized fish' doing it this way, the ocean is a better bet.

SailingSailing There are a number of charter companies on Phuket Island that offer specific charters to Phang Nga or you can 'bareboat' charter a yacht and spend days meandering from one island to another in the calm, protected waters of the area. A wonderful way to see the area and one which the whole family, young or old will thoroughly enjoy.

Phang-nga

"Billion mineral, house in the water, beautiful cave, amazing mountain, grove with Jam-poon, Plenteous resource"

Phang-nga, a seaside province by the Andaman Sea with scenic views of forests and islands. The province offers superb natural beauty both onshore and underwater. The province of Phang-nga is located some 788 kilometres from Bangkok. It covers an area of 4,170 square kilometres.

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