Animal lovers looking to support a good cause should be sure to check out this turtle sanctuary in Phang-Nga. The Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Sea Turtle Nursery releases over 5,000 turtles into the wild in surrounding areas in efforts to protect the species, while also taking in and caring for injured or sick animals.
Tucked away between Pakarang Cape and Bang Niang, this beach is a tropical oasis fringed with balmy coconut palms, a handful of shacks and golden sand stretches. The beach also invites avid surfers. But if unwinding and relaxation is on your agenda for the day then this is the perfect spot to lounge and watch the sun go down.
Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park offers a wide variety of natural beauty spread over 125 square kilometers (48 square miles). In addition to the two mountain peaks it takes its name from, the park charms visitors with its scenic beaches, forest trails, and numerous large waterfalls.
Fringed by palm trees, the Nang Thao Beach has everything a visitor is looking for. A canvas of lush trees, golden sands and a vast expanse of azure waters, the beach is a perfect blend of serenity and flamboyance. While the palm tree swings are perfect to sit and experience the gentle waves of the sea, the charming cafes and eateries on the beach will take care of the gastronomy. You can sip on a cocktail while viewing the beautiful sunset or take long walks along the soft sands while taking in the breathtaking sea views.
Khao Sok National Park is a 739-square-kilometer (285.3 square mile) national park that is home to ancient rainforests dating back millions of years. Sensational natural limestone structures rise out of aquamarine lagoons, and waterfalls thunder through lush forest in every shade of green as sunlight filters through the dense foliage. During the monsoon season, the jungle comes alive with wildlife, teeming with indigenous animals like wild elephants, gibbons and boars; even as brightly colored sunbirds flit and Great Hornbills swoop. The park is most famous for the rare Rafflesia flower, the world's largest flower that can grow up to 80 centimeters (31.4 inches) in diameter. Wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts add Khao Sok to their itinerary for the spectacular nature watching, elephant trekking, canoeing and boat tours.