occupying an area of 4,170 square kilometres, is a land of
tin mines and beautiful scenery, nestles among soaring
mountains which rise up around the town. It is located
788 kms from Bangkok. Its major geographical
characteristic is evergreen forest, mangrove and mountains
bordering other provinces as follows:
To the North Ranong
To the East Surat
Thani and Krabi
To the South Phuket
and the Andaman Sea
To the West the
is administratively divided into eight Amphoes (districts) : Muang,
Khuraburi, Takua Pa, Takua Thung, Thai Muang, Thap Put and Ko Yao.
By Road: From Bangkok travel via Highway
No4 passing Prachuap Khirikhan-Chumporn-Ranong-Phangnga, a total
distance of 788 kms which takes 12 hours.
By Buses: The Transport Co., Ltd. operates
a daily Bangkok-Phangnga bus service, Buses leave Bangkok at the
Southern Bus Terminal (Km.3 of Borommaratchonni Road), Tel 434557-8 for
non air-conditioned buses and 435-1199 for air-conditioned buses..
By Air: One can travel via Bangkok-Phuket
flight and extend the journey by road for another 58 kms. Detailed
information can be obtained from Thai Airway International Co., Ltd.
Tel. 2800070, 2800080 or