There is no direct train to Phang Nga. You have to take a train to Surat Thani (
about 13 hours ) and then change to a bus to Phang Nga for another 2 hours.
For details, call
the State Railway of Thailand, 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2220 4444 0 2220 4334, 0 2621
4. By Air
There is no direct flight to Phang Nga. You have to fly to Phuket and take a bus
for another 58 kms. Thai Airways operates daily flights to Phuket,
call 0 2535 1253 to 4, 0 2628 2000 or 1566 (hotline).
Getting to / from Nearby Provinces
There are non air-con and air-con bus services between Phang Nga and some major southern
provinces, i.e. Phuket, Krabi, Surat Thani, Hat Yai ( Songkhla ), Ranong, Trang and
Car rentals are available at any tour agents.
Tourist Attraction around the Province
Koh Panyee a Muslim Fishing Village on stilts. There are 1,485 people from 315 families
who live permanently on Koh Panyee, the youngest being a baby boy born just a month
before our visit. All of them
are the descendants, directly or indirectly, of Toh Baboo and his family and friends,
were the first people to settle on Koh Panyee some 200 years ago.
Toh Baboo and two other families left their homeland in Indonesia by boat, looking
a new place to live. The three families made a vow to each other that if one of them
a place where there were lots of fish and where everyone could live, that they would
the others by raising a flag on a mountain as high as possible, so that the others
it and join them.
Toh Baboo discovered the island with its abundance of fish and, true to his promise,
a flag atop its soaring cliff, That is how the island got its name,