The Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is in close proximity to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui and should definitely be on your list of attractions during your stay Vacation in the province of Surat Thani stand!
What is the Ang Thong Marine Park?
The National Park Mu Ko Ang Thong was founded 1980 and covers an area of approximately 100km². However, only 18km² of it is land area, divided on 42 islands. Until the opening of the national park, the archipelago was restricted area, as the Thai military wanted to build a base there.
The islands are largely uninhabited, with the exceptions of Koh Wua Talap, where the main ranger office is located, and Koh Phaluai. Ang Thong means roughly “bowl of gold” and “Mu Ko” is an archipelago.
Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park
How to get to Ku Mo Ang Thong
There are organized tours to the marine park on Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao. You can even start the journey from the mainland. The trip is certainly the most fun in one small group of friends without a fixed plan, If you want to leave Koh Phangan, you can Private speedboat with German accompaniment direkt book here.
The day tour you can completely according to your wishes. The boat lays or holds at the next destination whenever you want it, and you do not have to pay attention to other guests of a large group. Own drinks, own food? No problem if you're on a chartered speedboat!
Alternatives: Sunset cruise in small group (max 14 persons), 3300THB per person. Information and booking.
What is there to see in the Marine Park?
The archipelago has not been declared a National Park for nothing: you will find pristine beaches, snorkeling, tropical fish and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Thailand from one of the many Viewpoints enjoy.
Kayaks can also be hired on the main island if you want to paddle between the islands. From here you can also reach the vantage point in just 300m altitude, from where you can overlook a large part of the park.
Who you are with one own boat you can of course stop at one of the empty beaches on one of the 42 islands and enjoy the beach with your friends or family all to yourself ... In any case, you will not forget a visit to Ang Thong and take unique photos with you take home!
By the way:
Even if the movie The Beach mostly on Koh phiphi and Phuket has been filmed, the story actually plays in Mu Ko Ang Thong. As mentioned at the beginning, the archipelago was a restricted area for a long time, which makes Alex Garland's story (uninhabited, "secret" island...) even more realistic...
Pictures from the speedboat day trip to Mu Ko Ang Thong