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Andaman Coast Scores High

Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, has long been a favourite destination with tourists from all around the world. Home to sweeping beaches, fascinating attractions and a first-rate hospitality sector, the island continues to lure visitors back year after year.

Visitors staying on one of Phuket’s top class rental properties often use the island as a base to explore the other treasures of the Andaman region with stunning scenery in nearby provinces like Phang Nga and Krabi easily reached by car.

In a recent survey published by Trip Advisor, Ao Nang in the province of Krabi was named one of the 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World. The company's Traveller’s Choice Awards, which were published earlier this month and Ao Nang scored high for its “scenic beach and relaxing ambience” as well as the wide selection of restaurants and bars.

“Ao Nang is a jumping off point for visitors to enjoy the beautiful marine attractions and nearby islands, including Rai Ley Beach, Phra Nang Cave, Ko Poda and Ko Kai,” said Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). “Being named among the 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World for 2015 will help enhance the attractiveness of this lovely beach destination”.

Ao Nang finished in fourth place in the survey, behind destinations that included Da Nang in Vietnam, Sihanoukville in Cambodia and Limassol in Cyprus. Meanwhile, Bodrum (Turkey), Naha (Japan), Hurghada (Egypt), Kazan (Russia), Manaus (Brazil) and Eilat (Israel) finished in fifth to tenth places in the rest of the rankings.

For visitors using Phuket as a base, Ao Namng is situated a short 20km hop from Krabi town, and there are regular ferry services to and from Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, other popular Andaman destinations. More adventurous ravelers can also charter a yacht form Phuket to do some marine based exploration. This also allows for a customized itinerary to take in all of the delights of the Andaman, including Ao Nang in addition to many other stunning locations.



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