There are 74 species of mangroves in Thailand. The mangrove forests of Thailand provide food and shelter for many living organisms.
Kayaking is a no impact way for you to explore the mangroves. Paddle Asia offers kayaking tours in the NE corner of Phang Nga Bay. Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay) in Krabi is a very popular day trip destination in the bay and there is a lot of mangroves there. However, there are also a LOT of tourists! It is a very lovely area, but there are much more relaxed places to see Thailand’s mangrove forests without having to deal with the thundering masses.
Laem Taeng to the north of Ao Thalane is where we prefer. It’s a stunning and quiet area that not only had a large expanse of mangroves, but also some of the best limestone cliffs in the entire bay!
You will see a lovely area of mangroves on our kayaking day trip in the bay. The hong (hidden lagoon) in Koh Roi is full of a variety of mangrove species. There is also a large colony of fruit bats that hang out on the trees… literally.
To read more about the mangroves of Thailand, check out our Kayaking in Thailand Mangroves page.