Thailand West Coast
Phang-nga, a seaside province by the Andaman Sea with scenic views of forests and islands. The province offers superb natural beauty both onshore and underwater.
Located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok is Phuket, Thailand¬ís largest island, which is often dubbed as ¬ìthe pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south¬î. Its natural resources- rocky peninsular, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical in-land forests contribute to making it the South¬ís wealthiest, busiest, most visited and most popular island and province.
Krabi Province is one of most attractive destinations in southern Thailand. Krabi is an ideal getaway destination teeming with natural attractions including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls.
Further South the Trang province has both mainland beaches and a whole string of offshore islands. For visitors interested in light-adventure activities such as cruising coastal waters, visiting notable sights such as the enchanting Emerald Cave, which is accessible only by water, will prove to be remarkable experience. Additional attractions include the Mu Ko Petra National Park with beaches and islands lapped by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Some of the dive sites in the National Park are world-class. There are also wildlife sanctuaries such as Namtok Khao Chong and Khlong Lamchan Park with waterfalls, nature trails and caves. For those looking for a relaxed, tranquil ambience, Trang is a perfect place to unwind amidst stunning scenery.
Satun is a small province in the south of Thailand that borders Malaysia, facing the Andaman Sea. The province possesses renowned picturesque islands with verdant forests and mountainous land.
Images courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand
In the Directory
- Sea kayaking, Krabi region
- Khao Tapu, Phang Nga
- Checking out the underwater world
Due to the influence of the tropical monsoon, there are only two seasons along the west coast; the hot season from January to April and the rainy season from May to December. Temperatures range between 17°C and 37°C.
Most of the diving along this coast happens around Phuket and the Krabi region.