Phang Nga Bay

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Phang Nga is one of the most glorious bays in Thailand, and perhaps the whole of South-East Asia. Now a national park, this delightful expanse of turquoise water is a magnificent example of a karst landscape, extending across an area of 400km2. Its shoreline, overrun by mangroves, looks out onto an incredible marine landscape: forty or so small islands and limestone pitons eroded into the most extraordinary shapes emerging from the sea like an armada of rock. Slalom between these rock formations by outboard canoe, discovering caves and galleries home to wall paintings and tiny Buddhist shrines.

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