Friday, May 2, 2008

Phang-nga General Information

Phang-Nga is a primarily agricultural province in the south of Thailand. The chief cash crop is rubber, and rubber plantations cover a considerable area, especially noticeable along the roads. Aside from that, however, large areas are also given to food crops; considerable amounts of rice, vegetables and fruits are produced in Phang-Nga.
The Phang-Nga province has and area of 4,170 sq. kms., a large part of which is forest.


The North Phang-Nga adjourns Ranong Province and Surat Thani Province.
The South Phang-Nga adjourns Phuket Province and the Andaman Sea.
The East Phang-Nga, Surat Thani Province and Krabi Province.
The West Phang-Nga adjourns the Andaman Sea.

Gettig to Phang-nga

By road

From Bangkok, take Route 4, passing Prachuab Khirikan, Chumpon, and Ranong. Total distance is 788 kms. and travel time to Phang-Nga Town is approximately 12 hours.

From Phuket,use route 402, pass the parallel spans of Sarasin and Thao Thep Krasatri Bridges. You are now in Phang-Nga province. To go on to the provincial capital, go north to the town of Kok Kloy. Turn right , and follow Route 4 to Phang-Nga Town. You will pass Takua Thung along the way and cover a distance of 87 kms. Travel time is about 90 minutes

By air
One can travel via Bangkok-Phuket flight and extend the journey by road for another 58 kilometers.

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