Are you aware of the incredible wonder of Phang Nga Bay? In this programme, we will take you as close to paradise as you can imagine and show you a landscape unique to this area.
Forged by the ages, and displaying different coloured stalagmites and stalactites, we will canoe and walk through a number of different caves. Share in a scene so ancient that it has changed little since the local people used them as shelter over 3,000 years ago. If we are lucky, we will also have a chance to see monkeys, lizards and many different birds along the way.
Koh Hong (‘Hong’ is thai for ‘room’) gets its name from the group of eroded caves in the middle of the island which hides a large lake with a small beach and a small passage to the sea.
You can only enter the caves during a short time window of 30 minutes each day when the tide is at the right level for canoes to enter the ‘hong’.
Once through the cave, you can swim in the cystal clear waters of the ‘hong’ which has an average depth of around 1 meter. At low tide the cave is dry, exposing sharp rocks and deep mud. At high tide, the cave is under water.
Due to the tide restrictions it may not be possible for you to visit Koh Hong if you have limited time, but it is well worth the trip if you can as it is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand!