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Kayaking Andaman Sea - Beauties of The National Park Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Phang Nga Bay is a 400 km² bay in the Andaman Sea between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. Since 1981, an extensive section of the bay has been protected as the Ao Phang Nga National Park. Adventure lovers can seize the opportunity to explore many of the bay´s islands closer. Sea Kayaking around Phang Nga Bay is an amazing experience you really shouldn't miss.
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Limestone cliffs with caves, collapsed cave systems and archaeological sites are found about Phang Nga Bay. Some 10,000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, one could walk from Phuket and Krabi.

Exploring Hongs and Sea Caves

"Hong" Is the Thai word for Room. These hones are inland open-air tidal lagoons surrounded by sheer cliffs up to 1000 feet high. The only way in-out through the tidal window on the certain days. These windows may only be open for 15-20 minutes a day. "Window" Is the name people give to a cave that on high tide is under water and not visible. On low tide the cave is dry exposing razor sharp rocks or deep mud. Only when the water is at the certain level.

You can paddle the sea kayak through the tidal cave or window, entering in to lost world called "Hong". Local operators have so far gained access to dozens of hongs between Phang Nga and Krabi to the south. Something similar you meet while paddling through the Sea Caves. As the water erosion had a great effect on the bay's islands. But it is the rain water that had the most devastating effect. Fresh water pools on the top of the islands until it finds a crack and water works it's way down into the rock eventually this crack grows into cave.

Andaman Seakayak Team

Has served more than 200,000 tourists since its foundation in 1991. The company is committed to provide clients with the finest service in the unforgettable memories, breathtaking sights and maximum adventure. However, they never lose sight to their commitment to the preservation of surrounding by providing an environment friendly experience. At the National Park Phang-Nga Bay they offer Paddling and exploring the 2 most famous islands, enter caves 20 - 150 m. (dark, long) Visit lagoons and sight-seeing James Bond Island. Andaman Sea Kayak is a registered tour operator with the Tourisum Authority of Thailand license No.34/00144. They have been running the eco-tours since 1991 from our base in Phuket.

To get additional information you can go to:    www.andamanseakayak.com   

Source: Andaman Sea Kayak website, Wikimedia    Thanks to King.    Video:  Youtube.com

7. 7. 2013
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