Phang Nga, the bay of secrets
The coral reef formed into the shape of a nail
Although legend states that a fisherman created the Ko Tapu islet with the cut of a sword, the formation of the “nail island” has its origin in the breakup of an underwater coral barrier that then rose to the surface. It this erosion that gives it its present unique shape.
Another very popular activity is to visit the caves in the bay by kayak. As well as the visibily beautiful landscape, Phang Nga lives up to the saying that true beauty is found on the inside and has hidden treasures in the form of caves, tunnels, cliffs and interior lagoons. When the tide allows, and always accompanied by a guide, you can enter these limestone caves, which are known locally as “hongs”.
One of the infamous tourist attractions in Ko Panyi is its football pitch, built during the 1986 World Cup. Although the ball may constantly go into the water, what first began as a game soon became something more serious and nowadays Panyee F.C. is one of the biggest clubs in Thailand.