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Ao Phang Nga Bay


Ao Phang Nga Bay


  • Ao Phang Nga Bay is a short drive north east of Phuket and comprises an area of 400 square kilometres of which the 40 islands cover 53 square kilometres (20 square miles) and the surrounding turquoise water covers 350 square kilometres (135 square miles). It is located in the Province of Phang Nga on the west side of the Malay Penninsula. Tours by boat or Chinese junks can be arranged at most hotels in Phuket.
  • The Phang Nga Province includes both Phang Nga Bay and surrounding land. Between Phanga Bay and the Andaman Sea is the Island of Phuket. A large portion of the Phanga Bay comprises the Ao Phanga National Park.
  • This is one of the most spectacular locations in South East Asia. The Islands comprise limestone Karsk formed of Permian limestone, thrust up high millions of years ago to form today a bewildering array of shapes, some reaching 400 metres high (1,315 feet). There is abundant plant life and a vast array of fauna. The coast line of the park is extensively covered by mangrove forests.
  • Within the Bay are numerous Islands, the most well known being James Bond Island so named after the filming there of its location for the James Bond series film '' The man with the Golden Gun ''. Within the Bay the major two Island groups are Ko Yao Yai (big Island) and Ko Yao Noi (small Island).



Ao Phang Nga Bay


  • Ao Phanga Bay is a huge shallow bay fringed with extensive mangrove swamps, extending north from Phuket Island eastwards along the mainland coast past the mouths of six river systems to the mouth of the Mae Nam Marui. The eastern boundary of the site is delimited by the large promontory of Khao Ao Muang, which separates the site from another major mangrove inlet, Ao Luk in Krabi Province.
  • A great many limestone pillars and islands rise sheer from the coastal flats, and there are extensive shallows offshore, only 1 to 4 meters deep at mean low water. The site encompasses the two offshore islands of Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi together with a great many smaller islets. The tidal amplitude at Ao Nang, Krabi, varies from l meter at neap tides to 3 meter at spring tides. The tidal regime is complex and the usual pattern is two high tides per day, but there are many irregularities.



Air View of Phang Nga bay area