Tags : Andaman


Thailand to nominate Andaman Marine Protected Areas as world heritage

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand is preparing to nominate Andaman Marine Protected Areas as a World Heritage Site at a World Heritage Committee session in July, hoping to help stimulate the economy post-COVID-19 while promoting a sense of pride among Thai people. The Thai government is preparing to add Andaman Marine Protected Areas to its tentative […]Read More


Fisheries Department Will Close Andaman Sea for Fishing for 3

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Department of Fisheries will prohibit fishing in the Andaman Sea off Phuket, Phangnga, Krabi and Trang from April to June in order to allow marine animal populations to recover. Deputy director-general Meesak Pakdeekong said the department will close 5,000 square kilometers of the Andaman Sea in these provinces from April 1 […]Read More


More heavy rain forecast for Phuket

PHUKET: The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is forecasting scattered thundershowers and heavy rains to continue across Phuket and other Andaman coast provinces through to late next week. Heavy rains are expected to cover around 60-80% of areas from today to Thursday (Oct 2-8), said the forecast issued late this afternoon (Oct 2). Full story: thephuketnews.com […]Read More


15 Years on, Indian Ocean Tsunami Remembered

PHANG-NGA, Dec 26 (TNA) – Tsunami memorial services have been held in Thai provinces hit by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. On the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, families of the victims joined multi-faith memorial services in the provinces on the Andaman Sea coast on Thursday, in remembrance of over 5,300 people […]Read More


Similan-Surin islands to reopen for visitors from Monday

The Similan-Surin islands, popular tourist attractions in the Andaman sea, will be reopened to visitors as of Monday October 15, but the number of visitors will be capped at 3,325 a day to prevent overcrowding. Of the number of visitors to be allowed on the two islands, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants […]Read More


Six maritime routes up for bids

The Marine Department next Friday plans to open a bid for six maritime routes under the “Andaman Ring” project linking three popular coastal provinces in the South to promote tourism. Department deputy secretary-general Nat Chubchai said Thursday the six routes will connect Phuket, Phangnga and Krabi. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST REPORTERSRead More


Strong wind and rough sea wreck havoc in Andaman coast

About 130 houses on Koh Mook island in Kantang district of Trang were flooded on Saturday (July 8) by rising seawater whipped up by strong wind whereas tour boat service in Krabi province was suspended due to choppy sea and strong wind influenced by looming southwestern monsoon over the Andaman Sea. Besides the rising seawater […]Read More


Scenic island bays in Andaman Sea to reopen to tourism

BANGKOK, 9 October 2016 (NNT) – Scenic island bays in the Andaman Sea off Krabi province, which had been temporarily closed, are reopening to tourism. Tanya Netithammakul, director general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said Tachai Bay in Similan islands and Maya Bay in Pipi islands off Krabi will reopen […]Read More