The second rainiest province in Thailand, Phang-nga holds one of the world's largest rainforests and is central to Thailand's finest conservation areas.
Phang Nga Bay, an archipelago of 42 islands, is known for its picturesque limestones jutting from the Strait of Malacca waters. Its scenery often rings a bell to that of Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, and geologists suggest that these mini mountains resulted from the same tectonic plate collision!
For next-level sublime island scenery, the 11 Similan Islands, located right off the coast of Phang-nga and Phuket, are home to some of the most unique ecosystems and clearest blue waters. While strict laws limit, and on some islands entirely prohibit, visitors to preserve its precious wildlife, these islands are a peaceful and remote place for snorkeling and diving.