Welcome to the North Andaman
Welcome to the North Andaman — an undeveloped stretch of coastline on the border of Phang Nga and Ranong provinces in Thailand.
N-ACT is a network of people working to strengthen our communities and environment. We have built this site to introduce you to the cultural diversity and spectacular natural beauty of the North Andaman region it is a fascinating place to explore.
Muslim, Buddhist and Moken villages live side by side in harmony. Coral reefs and tropical rainforests are just minutes away from each other.
Fishermen and farmers still survive by their traditional livelihoods, and many communities are now offering visitors a chance to see the area through local eyes.
It will provide you, the intrepid traveller, with enough information to understand — and indeed enjoy — a relatively unknown section of Thailand as more than just a tourist.
Depending on the amount of time you have available, and your personal interests, there are many opportunities. Join local guides for a village tour, rainforest hike, or a peaceful beach walk. Hop aboard a long-tail boat to explore mangroves and uninhabited tropical islands. Or join with women's handicrafts groups to make batik and natural soaps.
While you are here, make sure to travel responsibly. By interacting with local communities, you can support the local way of life and protect the environment.
One of the best ways to experience this area is to stay with a Thai family in a homestay. Being welcomed into a Thai home is a truly intimate experience that will create life-long memories and friends. Alternately, there are a number of resorts in the area that are only a short drive from the villages. Either way, you will sleep well at night knowing that your time and money are contributing to sustainable development.
The North Andaman Network Foundation works in cooperation with communities along the North Andaman Coast of Ranong and Phang Nga provinces in Thailand. The NAN Foundation is a collective of committed locals, activists, and development experts with over a decade of grassroots experience including tsunami relief, conservation, community based tourism, education, and human rights.