Attractions in Phang Nga
Samed Nang She, the best viewpoint on Phang Nga Bay
Address: 80, Mu 1, Ban Tha Dan, Ko Panyi Sub-district, Amphur Muang Phang Nga, Phangnga, 82000 Thailand
Province: Phang Nga
Region: Southern Thailand
The area around Phangnga Bay is geologically referred to as a drowned karstiand, which refers to an irregular limestone region with sinks, underground streams, and caverns.
Phang Nga Bay
Over islands of this description rise some meters or more out of the milky brown grey water of the bay, creat- ing one of the most photogenic scenes in the world. The origin of this region dates back to the Cretaceous-Tertiary Period of about – million years ago. Coral and other marine organisms once flourished in this area, laying deposits over time with their rich calcium deposits over with their rich calcium.
Movements following the Cretaceous- Tertiary Period exerted enormous Pressures on the sedimentary rock, rupturing it, causing the stiff limestone to either be thrusted upward or to sink. The movement of the rock, coupled with glacial and water movement over time has resulted in the multi-hued brown rock formations you see today.