Marine Life in Ao Phang Nga National Park Marine life totals over 80 species: 24
species of fish, 14 species of shrimp, 15 species of crabs and another 16 species
of manta-rays, sharks, and game fish. In the bay, you will find blue crabs, swimming
crabs, mud-skippers, humpback shrimp, mud-lobsters, pomfrets, jewfish, sole, anchovies,
scads, rock cod, as well as rainbow cuttlefish, soft cuttlefish, musk crab, mackerels,
spine foots, groupers, black sea cucumbers, brain coral, stag horn coral and lastly
flower like soft coral.
The bay of Ao Phang Nga National Park has a wealth of plankton, these are small plant
and animal organisms that float at the water surface and serve as food for many species.
The presence of large amounts of plankton is due to the shallowness of the water,
rich nutrient supply and the higher temperatures found in the bay area. As the food
resource is high, this makes a good nursery area for mothers of many species, which
enter the bay to rear their young before returning to deeper water
No. visitors of Ao Phang Nga National Park : 55,146
Last Update : 22 Jun 2010
Ao Phang Nga National Park Contact details
80, Mu 1, Ban Tha Dan, Koh Panyi Sub-district, Amphor Muang Phang Nga Phang Nga
Mu Koh Surin National Park is an archipelago of five islands: Koh Surin Nuea, Koh
Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang. It was declared a national park on July
9, 1981. The archipelago is located in the Andaman Sea, near the Thai-Burmese oceanic
border, to the west of Thailand. There are coral reefs and the area is suitable for
Mu Koh Similan National Park was declared a national park in 1982. Similan is a
small group of islands comprising nine islands stretching from north to south and
is highly praised for its beautiful scenery, both onshore and underwater.
Koh Phra Thong located in Tambon Phra Thong. It is a large island northwest of Phang
Nga. The island has many beaches. There is a large fresh water reservoir on the island.
Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park was declared a national park in August 1991. The park
occupies a vast area of 150 square kilometres and covers Amphoe Thai Mueang, Amphoe
Kapong, Amphoe Takua Pa, and Amphoe Mueang. The interesting attractions are: Khao
Lak which has the Chao Pho Khao Lak Shrine, Laem Pakarang which has groves of pine,
making it good for camping and relaxation and Namtok Ton Chong Fa or Ton Chong Fa