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Phang Nga Province Page 1, Location, facts, Districts

Near Phang Nga town is the Khao Chang Hill which is home to Tham Phung Chang cave. This cave houses many stalactites and stalagmites formations and replicas of famous Buddha images. Then there is Tham Rusi Sawan and Tham Luk Sua. These are adjoining caves in the midst of a beautiful public park. These caves are located opposite the provincial court near the town of Phang Nga.

 

Roads

Highway No. 4 is the main route that connects all districts in Phang Nga ( except Kapong and Koh Yao ).

Highway No. 401 connects Phang-Nga to Surat Thani.

Highway No. 402 connects Phang-Nga to Phuket Province.

Highway No. 4090 connects Muang to Kapong district.

Rail systems There is no rail system in Phang Nga Province. The nearest railway station is at Phunphin district, Surat Thani Province.

Bus There are both non air conditioned and air conditioned buses to Bangkok and other provinces. There are also non air condition inter provincial buses.

Songthaew ( public passenger pick-up vehicle ) The public passenger pick-up vehicle is the most popular mode of public transportation in Phang-Nga.

The usual Motorbike taxi  are found mainly in the town areas and are used mainly for very short distances. The charges differ according to the distance travelled through the Motorbike-taxi.

Airport There is no airport in Phang Nga Province because many high mountains around the town. The nearest airport is Phuket International Airport.

Getting to Phang Nga

1. By Car   From Bangkok

Take Highway No.4 passing through Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, and Ranong, a total distance of 788 km's. The trip takes about 12 hours.

From Phuket

Use Highway No.402 passing Sarasin Bridge, Khok Kloi District and turn right to Takua Thung District. It takes about one hour and the distance is 87 km's.

2. By Bus   

Non air con and air conditioned buses leave the Southern Bus Terminal at Borommaratcha Chonnani Road for Phang Nga every day. The air conditioned buses mostly leave in the evening.

For further details, call the Southern Bus Terminal, 0 2894 6122

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