Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Location

Located just north of Phuket, this coastal province is 788 km. to the south of Bangkok. It is adjacent to Ranong and Surat Thani in the North, Phuket and the Andaman Sea in the South, Surat Thani and Krabi in the East and the Andaman Sea in the West.

Area

Phang-nga has an area of 4,170 sq.km. The province has a coastline of 240 km. long and 105 islets.

Climate

There are only two seasons in Phang-nga: the hot season from January to April, and the rainy season from May to December.

Topography

The terrain is predominantly mountains and forests combined with rubber plantations. 57% of the total area is mangrove and primary forests. An important mountain is 517-km. Phuket mountain range. Two major rivers are the Phang-nga river and the Takua Pa river. The coastline of Phang-nga is long, narrow and curvy. The province also has about 105 islets, mostly located to the northwest of the province.

Administration

Phang-nga consists of 8 counties (amphoe): Amphoe Muang, Kuraburi, Thap Put, Takua Thung, Takua Pa, Thai Muang, and Ko Yao.

Language

Southern dialect and standard Thai language. English is spoken and understood in tourist areas.

Products

Rubber.

Internet Access

Internet cafes are ubiquitous and hotels often have wi-fi for guests.

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