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Thai Muang

Thai Muang is a fair sized town and varying levels of accommodation are available.

Khao Lamphi - Hat Thai Muang National Park
was declared a national park on April 14, 1986 and covers a total area of 45,000 rai. Thai Muang is a phrase indicating the end of the mining district, and indeed this area was formerly, one of the great repositories of tin in the world. Mining has ceased, and little trace remains to the untrained eyes except in the name.

Nam Tok Lampi
is in Mu 6 of Tambon Thai Muang off Petch Kasem Rd. (Route 4) near km 32-33. Turn left at a gravel road junction and go about 1.5 kms. The waterfall is medium sized and divided into three levels, each about 100 meters high. It flows year round.

Nam Tok Tone Prai
is a large waterfall with water flowing year round. At km. 28-29 of Petch Kasem Rd. is a gravel side road. Turn left and go for 7 kms. Then continue on foot for another kilometer. The hike to the falls is most enjoyable during dry season.

Hat Thai Muang
Hat Thai Muang is a spectacular stretch of sand, 13 kms. long with clear water and an adjacent golf course, . At the Sukhabhiban Thai Muang , turn right and about 1.5 kms on the asphalt road which leads to the beach. Follow the beach road for another 5 kilometers to reach the National Park Office.The beach is clean and swimming is excellent. From November to February, sea turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach. As a result, local inhabitants customarily go view the turtles on moonlit nights.

Takua Thung

is an old tin mining district with a history stretching back perhaps a thousand years. In former times it was a landing point for visitors from across the Indian Ocean, and the end of the line for travelers coming across the Kra Peninsula.

Hat Tanoon
From Route 4 take the road leading to Phuket, Route 402, till you reach Pak Pra, the channel separating Phuket from Phang-nga. The beach on the Phang-nga side is called Haht Tanoon. Turtles come yearly to lay their eggs. Dangerous currents in the channel.

Nam Tok Raman
is 7 kms. down the same road as Wat Suwan Khuha. It is a medium sized year round waterfall surrounded by tangled forest.

Takua Pa

Takua Pa Town
has a very long history based on tin mining, and was in former times the most important town on the west coast of Thailand. Accommodations of varying levels are available.

Hat Bang Sak
is in Tambon Bang Muang. The beach is a long strip of fine white sand shaded by casuarina trees and there are accommodations available for a stay. To get there,: take the Petch Kasem Road (Route 4) north toward Takua Pa Town. At kilometre 76-77 a road leads down to the beach about 1 km. onward.

Khao Lak-Lamroo National Park
covers parts of Thai Muang, Kapong, Takua Pa, and Phang-nga Town (Muang in Thai) districts, and lies about 33 kms. south of Takua Pa Town on Route 4. The main attraction

Khao Lak
is a mountain beside the sea with a shrine dedicated to the wizard of the mountain. Khao Lak Beach is rocky. To get there, turn left (if you are proceeding north from Phuket) at km. 56-57 of Route 4. You will spot the temple just before entering Tai Meuang district.

Thap Put

Nam Tok Tao Thong
Lies in Tambon Bo Saen fo Thap Put, about 9 kms. from the District Office in Thap Put Town. To get there use the same road that leads to Sa Nang Manora Park, the Phang-nga Krabi Rd. (Route 4), but continue towards Krabi until you reach Mu 3 of Tambon Bo Saen. You will find a general road junction where you turn and proceed down the gravel road about 11 kms.


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