Ao Phang Nga National Park

The National Park Ao Phang Nga ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ อ่าว พังงา - Phang Nga ) is a national park in the southern region of Thailand.

The 401 km ² park was opened on 29 April 1981.


The National Park is located on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula in the districts Mueang Phangnga and Takua Thung in the province of Phang Nga.

About 80 % of the park consists of water area of ​​the Andaman Sea, about 42 large and small islands belong to the park, such as the famous islands of Khao Phing Kan ( Thai: เขา พิง กัน, literally slate rocks ) and Khao Ta Pu ( Thai: เขา ตะปู - literally needle Rock, also co - Ta Pu, เกาะ ตะปู - Needles Isle ), which have become world-famous as " James Bond Island ".


The average temperature is 23 ° C, with the March and April are the hottest months. From November to February is a pleasant climate for the tourists. From May to October the most rain, the annual average was 2380 mm.

Flora and Fauna

The coastal lands are mostly covered with mangrove forests, the jagged limestone pinnacles can usually hold only bushes, but there are places also types of pandanus trees and elegant cycads.

In the National Park 16 species of birds have been spotted, including a kingfisher species, the brown wing Reads and Reads the collar, the Malaienspint, the Red-rumped Swallow, the Dajaldrossel and a " wagtail " said Art

In mammals, it usually bat species and some monkey species have been spotted.

In the Mongroven swamps the fiddler crab, the mudskippers, and a variety of snakes and lizards live small.