Phang NGA PROVINCE
Injuries take a long time to close, but the province of Phang-Nga is finally on the mend. Although the 2004 tsunami is still on everyone’s mind, some landmarks like Khao Lak find their place in the itinerary of visitors favorite.
Between November and April, the coast attracts travelers with its clear waters, the dazzling sun and white sand beaches. During the rainy season, however, most schools closed their doors and the area can take a lugubrious air.
There are few centuries, pirates have buried a golden Buddha on Ko Phra Thong, literally “golden island Boudhha.” The legendary statue has never been found, but Ko Phra Thong is no shortage of treasures: sandy beaches, mangroves, many species of birds and rare varieties of orchids.
Not far away, Ko Ra is a haven of tranquility with its white sand beaches and mangroves. This small mountainous island inhabited by fishermen welcoming contains a wide variety of animals (cats, leopards, dermoptera, scaly anteaters and slow lorises).
Please note that the inhabitants of the village of ‘Ring Dap in the extreme south of Ko Phra Thong do not want tourists visit this part of the island.
mn-tem einem If after a few days of beach you feel the need to stretch your legs in the interior, National Park Khao Sok is for you. Some say this jungle plains, the wettest Thailand, dating back more than 160 million years and is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. You will see an impressive limestone formations and waterfalls ruisse ¬ Lant through dense thickets soggy. A network of trails crisscrosses the park allows visitors to observe a myriad of species endemic ¬ es.
The best period is from December to April, during the dry season. During the rainy season, between June and October, the paths can be very slippery. Floods are frequent and leeches make a comeback. However, you will have more chance to come face to face with exotic animals during this period.
There are over 300 species of birds, 38 varieties of bats and rare Rafflesia kerrii, a giant flower with a diameter up to 80 cm (this is the only place in Thailand where you can observe ).
Tours of the park and surrounding areas are twice cheaper if you book with pensions or travel agencies located near the park.
Laem Son National Park
This national park covers 315 km ‘. It covers nearly 100 km of coastline in the Andaman Sea, is the longest shoreline protected the country, and more than 20 islands. Much of the coast, streaked with tidal channels, is covered with mangroves that are home to different species of birds, fish, deer and monkeys. Sea turtles nest on Praphat Hat.
The beach is the most accessible magni ¬ cific white expanse of Hat Bang Ben, 3 km long and which is the park office. South, a series of promontories jutting out into the sea and hidden coves accessible only by long-tall boat. It is possible to swim all year round security for all ranges. From here you can also see ¬ several islands, Ko Kam Yai Ko Kam Nol Yipun Mu Ko, Ko Khang Khao and north, Ko Phayam. Park staff organizes boat trips to the islands each for 1 500-1 800 B according to destination. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful place for a picnic facing the sunset in northern Andaman coast.
Where to Stay and eat
The following options are on Hat Bang Ben. It is possible to camp (80 B / pers) where you want the middle of casuarinas (payment office located after the entrance) or you can rent a tent for the night B 150.