Phang Nga Bay is a 400 km2 (154 ml2) bay in the Strait of Malacca located between the island of Phuket and mainland of Malay peninsula, southern Thailand. An extensive part of the bay has been protected since 1981 as Ao Phang Nga National Park, situated in Phang Nga Province.
Archaeological sites, limestone cliffs with caves and collapsed cave systems are found about Phang Nga Bay. About 10,000 years ago, at the time when sea levels were lower, was possible to walk from Krabi and Phuket.
On August 14, 2002 Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park was proclaimed a protected Ramsar Site of international ecological significance. The bay is shallow, with 42 islands that comprise intertidal forested wetlands and shallow marine waters, with over 28 species of mangrove. Also present are coral reefs and seagrass beds.
More than 88 bird species, such as the threatened Malaysian plover and Asiatic dowitcher can be found within the site, as well as 17 mammal species, 82 fish species, 18 reptiles and 3 amphibians.
Diverse cultures co-exist in the local communities, which practice harvesting Nypa palm fronds for thatch, fishing, and catering to international tourist presence drawn by both the natural beauties and the archaeological sites, featuring paintings over a thousand years old.
The most famous among the many islands in the bay is the James Bond Island, which is a needle formed limestone rock in the sea, featured in the movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Phang Nga Bay was used as the main photography for Kashyyyk planet.
Highlights: Ko Hong, Dam Hok & Dam Khwan islands
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Port Phang Nga Bay cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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1 May, 2017