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at Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park
Lak/Lam Ru National Park offers some magnificent beaches, estuaries
and forested valleys shaded with mangrove jungle along the shores.
Considerable wildlife dwells in the park, including hornbills, drongos,
tapirs, gibbons, monkeys and Asiatic black bears. Long-tail boat
trips to reach Khlong Thap Liang estuary, the picturesque viewpoint
in the park, can be arranged to explore the mangrove jungle on the
estuary and view the communities of crab-eating macaques.
trekking at Ton Patiwat Wildlife Preservation Center
trekking is the highlight of tour programs at Ton Patiwat. Located
in Tambon Sorngprak, between the routes from Phangnga Town to Amphoe
Kapong, the center encompasses an area of brooks and waterfalls.
There are several tour companies organizing fun eco-tourism trips
at Ton Patiwat. All ages are welcome.
Artificial Flowers are made by
village women from rubber tree leaves. These are ingeniously conceived
and handmade. They can be purchased from the Agricultural Dept.
Office in Phang-Nga Town, and also from the Farm Women's Group in
various districts. Call the Agricultural Dept. Office at (076) 412019
between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. for further information.
Agricultural Products and Seafood Phang-nga is famous for
its shrimp paste, called kapi, which comes in several styles, e.g.
Kapi Koh Yao and Kapi Ko Panyee. Also popular is gung siab, which
is dried shrimp eaten with a kapi based spicy condiment called nam
prik. These items can be found in local stores and markets everywhere.
The Turtle Releasing Festival
- Phang-nga Province has an annual 7-day Turtle Releasing Festival
in March. Turtles raised by the Fisheries Dept. are released by
festival participants into the sea at Thai Muang Beach.