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Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay in Thailand is punctuated with islands. A variety of geological forces have fractured the underlying limestone beds and pushed up the 40 steep-sided islands that provide the exotic scenery for which this shallow bay is noted. Mineral oxides from various sources paint the vari-coloured streaks that characterise the cliffs of Phang Nga Bay. A distinctive feature of Phang Nga Bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald green water. Most of the islands in Phang Nga Bay are uninhabited. Many of them have spectacular caves (hongs in Thai). The tops of the islands were once part of a continuous land mass covered with forested hills and carved streams.

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