Ten most popular locations for international filming in Phang-nga

Khao Tapu of Phang-Nga Bay National Marine Park, Phang-Nga


Thailand’s Department of Tourism, unveiling its records on 11 October 2023, found that the ten most popular locations for international shooting in Phang-nga, Thailand’s southern province on the Andaman coast, are as follows:

1. Panyee Island, an island that is famous for the floating fishing village on the sea;

2. Panak Island, an ideal island for canoeing, swimming, cave exploring, and wildlife watching;

3. Yao Yai Island, a still-authentic piece of Thailand with few tourism-oriented developments;

4. Yao Noi Island, with fine sandy beaches on almost the entire realm of the island;
5. Si Phang-nga National Park, a forested piece of land that is home to a large variety of flora and fauna;

6. Ao Phang-nga National Park, world renowned for the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, as well as material evidence of pre-historic human activity;

7. Mu Ko Surin National Park, one of the most famous diving and marine life viewing sites, with its coral gardens and white beaches;8. Ko Panyee fishing village, covering Panyee Island, with an area of approximately 1 rai (1,600 sq m) and 200 houses, where most of the dwellers earn their living by fishing;

9. Mu Ko Similan National Park, a park with rich marine life, consisting of hard and soft coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and white beaches, making the Similan Islands one of the best diving sites in the world;

10. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, offering beautiful panoramas of the surrounding scenery of Phang-nga Bay with turquoise waters, and limestone peaks towering over green mangrove forests.

Foreign film producers have continued to choose Thailand as a favored shooting location because of its attractiveness in term of diverse geographical characteristics, historical sites, natural beauty, and local culture, as well as the incentive measures (such as a cash rebate up to 20%). More information can be found at https://tfo.dot.go.th/.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department. 

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.