Phang Nga is a city that is outstanding in many ways, as it has an interesting history, islands, sea, mountains, and beautiful canals. The way of life and culture of the people in the area is varied. These things are thus the attraction of tourists from all over the world to travel in Phang Nga.
Here is an example of a Phang Nga travel route 2 days 1 night that I will recommend to you. In case anyone wants to go to Phang Nga, but still can’t imagine where to start, please don’t miss my recommendations.
- PHANG NGA 2 DAYS 1 NIGHTS
- Day 1
- The old bridge, Khao Pilai Beach
- Wat Tha Sai or Wat Thet Thammanawa
- Khao Lak Beach – Better Surf Thailand
- Day 2
- Khok Khanun Iron Bridge
- Takua Pa Old Town
- Cruise on Khlong Sang Neh
Day 1 The old bridge, Khao Pilai Beach.
The bridge was originally built to transport tin from the marine mining industry to the onshore mining separation, which was in use for over 100 years.
When the mining era ended, the bridge was abandoned until it became dilapidated. So, it became a photo spot where tourists and photographers frequented the old wooden bridge.
- The old bridge, Khao Pilai Beach.
- Khok Kloi Subdistrict, Takua Thung District, Phang Nga
- Open daily.
The next place is Wat Tha Sai or Thet Thammanawa.
In the past, this area was called the “Tha Sai Forest” due to the fact that there were many trees covering the area. The area was used as a cemetery because villagers in the area and nearby districts cremated or buried bodies in this forest.
At present, the Tha Sai Forest has been developed into a temple, which is called Wat Tha Sai and later changed its name to Thes Thammanawa Temple.
The interesting highlight of this temple is it is a Buddhist temple built from teak decorated with exquisite carved patterns. The external structure is modelled from the Phra Ubosot, Phra Aranwasi Buddha, Tha Bo District, Nong Khai combined with the Chao Fa part of the chapel, carved by Chiang Mai artisans.
Inside is enshrined various Buddha images and the principal Buddha image carved from white jade stone, which has a lap size of 55 inches wide and is 2.15 metres high.
Near the chapel is a long beach. You can take a walk in the sea breeze.
This beach area is also a point where sea turtles lay eggs in the spawning season as well.
- Wat Thet Thammanawa
- Ban Tha Taeng, Na Toei Subdistrict, Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga
- Open daily 07.00-18.00 Hrs.
Khao Lak Beach.
This beach is a popular tourist destination for both Thai and foreign tourists. In this area, there are wide sandy beaches with many large rocks lined with peaceful, shady trees, as well as coconut palms by the beach atmosphere to sit and relax.
The beachside area is also home to a number of hotels and resorts that blend into the seaside atmosphere.
- Khao Lak Beach
- Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park, Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
- Open daily.
- Another popular activity in the Khao Lak Beach area is surfing.
- Preparation Before Learning to Surf
- 1. Before learning to surf, you should eat and drink an appropriate amount. If you eat too much, you may suffer from abdominal pains while surfing.
- 2. For the first surf lesson, it is recommended to wear a long-sleeved swimsuit to reduce the friction between your body and the surfboard. It is not recommended to take off your shirt or wear a bikini, as it can cause injury to your skin.
- 3. For beginners, soft-top surfboards are recommended to reduce the impact in case of an accident. For those who have experience in surfing, a hard board made of fibreglass PU or Epoxy can be used.
- 4. Exercise before starting classes to ensure that your body is strong enough for surfing.
This time, I used the service of Better Surf Thailand. The price starts at 1,200 Baht per person.
This price includes a 30-45 minute theory lesson taught on land and real surf in the water for another 1 hour.
Anyone who has no basic knowledge can try to surf because there will be a trainer. So, when going to practice, there will always be an instructor at your side.
For those who have surfed or have some background knowledge, you can rent a surfboard. Board rental fee is 300 Baht per hour or 500 Baht for all day.
- Better Surf Thailand
- Memories Beach, Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
- Open daily 07.00 -18.00 hrs.
- Tel. 082 424 9257
- Facebook: Better Surf Thailand
- Line : @Bettersurf or http://bit.ly/2QAoEbS
- Reveiw event photos and videos at www.bettersurfthailand.com
Day 2 Let’s start with Khok Khanun Iron Bridge.
Khok Khanun Iron Bridge Or Boon Sung Iron Bridge was built to use as a route for villagers to cross the Takua Pa River in the mining era. It is 200 metres wide.
The bridge was built with the steel from the retired dredge. which a motorbike can access by two lanes.
- Khok Khanun Iron Bridge Bang Nai Si Takua Pa, Phang Nga
- Open daily.
Takua Pa Old Town
Relive the beautiful days of Takua Pa by walking and taking pictures on Sri Takua Pa Road, which is an important road from the past to the present.
This road reflects the beauty of the past of Takua Pa City as well, with many beautiful buildings. Everywhere you look, it’s all beautiful. You can take great photos from many angles.
In addition, there is also Street Art for us to take pictures as well.
- Takua Pa Old Town
- Sri Takua Pa Road, Takua Pa Subdistrict, Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
- Open daily.
Cruise along Khlong Sang Neh
Khlong Sang Neh was a water thoroughfare that you could cruise all the way to the Andaman Sea in the past.
Khlong Sang Neh is now a popular tourist destination. The main activities are rowing boats or small motorboats to see the canal, which on the way you will find a banyan tunnel covering both sides of the canal. It takes about 1 hour for the cruise.
The scenery is similar to the Amazon Basin, so many people call it the “Little Amazon”.
- Cruise on Sang Neh Canal
- Bang Nai Sri Subdistrict, Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
- Service fee
- Rowing boat 500 Baht/boat seats 2 people.
- A motor boat 700 Baht boat seats 2 people.
- Open daily 08.00 -17.00 Hrs.
- Tel. 086 953 1789