Phang Nga is the capital and administrative centre of the Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand. It lies nearly 100 km north-east of Phuket and 800 km from the capital city of Bangkok. Phang Nga has plenty of small islands with jutting limestone formations located in the Andaman Sea (which lies to the west of the town).
The town has managed to keep itself away from the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded Phuket. The tropical marine climate is perfect for all year round tourism, with high rainfall during the monsoon season from May to October. The town also experiences warm conditions with average temperatures ranging between 23°C and 33°C. Humidity in Phang Nga is around 83%.
The town has a population of more than 20,000 people. Agriculture and tin-making are some of the primary industries in the area apart from food crops.
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