The Phang Nga national park covers a vast area both onshore and offshore of about 250,000 rais (100,000 acres), covering the areas of Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Takua Thung, and Amphoe Ko Yao. It was declared a national park on 29th April B.E. 2524 (1981).
Ao Phang Nga national park, situated in the Andaman Sea in Southern Thailand, has long been a popular destination for travellers from around the world.Ao Phang Nga (Phang Nga Bay) National Park covers the areas in Takua Thung district, Koh Yao district and Mueang Phang Nga district. Consisting of many beautiful large and small islands, Ao Phang Nga National Park is world renowned for the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Besides rich natural beauties,archaeological sites have been found in the areas which are believed to be more than a thousand years old.The remaining material evidences for pre-historic human activity include pre-historic paintings on the cliff, stone tools, pottery, etc.
Koh Tapu (James Bond Island)
In 1974, this beautiful Island was a location in a James Bond film (The Man with the Golden Gun), hence its name. The island belongs to the Ao Phang Nga National Park and is also known as Koh Tapu
Ko Panyi is a small Island with a plain of approximately 1 rai and 200 houses. Most of the dwellers are Thai Muslims, earning their living by Fishing and selling souvenirs and food to visitors. There is a school and public health centre, as well.