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Phuket and Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

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I came to Phuket looking to explore the incredible scenery I saw in movies and to relax in the idyllic paradise. Much to my surprise on arriving in Phuket, I found a bustling coastal city and a popular cruise port. Tourism has taken over much of its coast. Phuket is the largest island province in Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket, the country’s largest island, and 32 smaller islands off its coast. It's renowned for its magnificent mountains/karst covered with tropical vegetation, and surrounding azure blue sea and stretches of powdery-white sandy beaches. On our first day in Phuket, we skipped the beach scene and headed to Phang Nga Bay National Park. 
Phang Nga Bay National ParkWe drove to the island’s north end and crossed the mainland via the Thep Krasette Causeway and boarded a motorboat to reach Phang Nga Bay, Established in 1981, Phang Nga Bay National Park lies in the sheltered pale milky-green waters northeast of Phuket Island and is the location of more than 80…