Ang Thong National Marine Park
Ang Thong National Marine
Park is made up of 42 islands featuring lime stone
massifs, tropical rainforests and deserted beaches. This
fascinating group of islands, within sight of Koh Samui to
the north and west, is geographically different from the
other islands in the region. The Ang Thong islands rise
from the sea as dramatic walls of rock soaring hundreds
of metres high. Besides the many small coves and
beautiful beaches, erosion has shaped some interesting
formations. Particular features are Koh Mae (a beautiful
beach) and Thale Nai (the Green Lagoon) both
found on Koh Mae. There is a considerable amount of
wildlife inhabiting the islands including the Asian
long tailed monkey (langur), hair nosed otters, pacific
reef egrets, white bellied sea eagles, ashy drongos,
tortoises, sea turtles, lizards and pythons. The
surrounding sea is also the major spawning ground for the
short bodied mackerel, a tasty Thai delicacy known locally as 'plaa too'. Snorkeling, kayaking, walking and swimming are the most popular
attractions in the region. Get a few friends together and join Koh Samui's leading and
most experienced operator for daily excursions with sightseeing, snorkeling and
kayaking to Angthong National Marine Park. Discover the natural beauty, explore
the caves and tunnels by kayak and marvel the underwater world while snorkeling
in the famous Ang Thong National Marine Park.
Please note: The Ang Thong National Marine Park is closed during the month of November and the first 3 weeks of December to allow for the natural rehabilitation of the environment.
There are a few bungalows for rent on Koh Wua Talap Island in the marine park.
Click here to make a booking with the Department of National Parks
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