Thai National Parks
The Kingdom of Thailand is characterized by the presence of numerous National parks. Protected areas now cover about 14% of the land and ocean surface in the country, one of the highest rates in the world. At present days, Thailand has over 150 terrestrial National parks, 20 marine National parks, 50 wildlife sanctuaries, 36 protected forests, as well as about a thousand areas where it is forbidden to hunt, nature reserves, botanical gardens and arboreal. For all other national parks or more informations visit the websites of Thai Tourism Authority, TAT: www.tourismthailand.org, Eco Tourism in Thailand, TEATA: www.teata.or.th, or the Thai Government website: www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve. Reservations of bungalow style accommodation within Thai National Parks can ONLY be made using Thai Government website www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/reservation.
Koh Chang is the second largest island in Thailand, after Phuket, 30 km long by 14 km wide, with a total area of 429 square kilometres. The beautiful island lies just off the coast of Trat and it is the main island of a beautiful archipelago consisting of 180 pristine coral islands and islets, most uninhabited, which stretches from north to southeast on easternmost coast of Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodia border, about 310 km from Bangkok. A part of the archipelago, 51 islands and Koh Chang itself, is under protection of Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park, which covers an area of 650 square kilometres, of which 70% is offshore. The Park is considered one of the last unspoiled paradises of Thailand. Almost unknown until thirty years ago, in the last decades Koh Chang has become a major tourist destination in Thailand, both for foreigners and Thais, thanks its beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The first foreign backpackers started arriving on Koh Chang in the mid-1970s, when there were few accommodations for tourists and facilities. Since then, in the island have arisen several tourist resorts, with many seaside hotels, guest houses, restaurants and all facilities to please the visitors. Nevertheless, the tourism on Koh Chang remains less developed than on Phuket, Krabi or Koh Samui, a wise decision of the central government, shared by the local authorities and residents, has limited speculative building on the island, preserving the quiet and relaxing feature of the past. The vast majority of tourists who reach the island are lovers of beach activities full-time in a quiet resort, a good portion of them are diving enthusiasts. Koh Kood and Koh Mak are the other main islands of archipelago, both with facilities and accommodation for tourists. Koh Kood is famous for its paradisiacal beaches with crystalline waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Koh Mak has been inserted, from the Sunday Times, in the ranking of the 10 most beautiful beach resorts in the world and still unknown to mass tourism. The pristine island has stunning white sand beaches, accommodations and services for high-level tourists. Koh Chang is also the perfect jumping off point to reach the others surrounding islets, such as Koh Wai and Koh Rang, which are perfect destinations for snorkelling day-trips or just to enjoy sunbathing on a pristine tropical island. The streets of island are full of tourist agencies and kiosks selling the daily tour packages offered by many authorized tour operators.
Koh Wai is a small pristine island located just off the south cost of Koh Chang, 6 km from southern tip of island and 10 km from Bang Bao pier. The island is one of favourite destinations for day trips from the main island. Koh Wai receives a steady stream of hikers, often in large groups, thanks to its beautiful white sand beaches and shallow coral reef, ideal for lovers of snorkelling. The island has an irregular shape with a length of 3 km and 1 km of maximum wide. The pristine beaches are concentrated in the northern side. The western coast is characterized by a shallow coral reef that gently dropping down to 20 metres depth. The interior is covered with lush tropical vegetation with small hills in the western, which is nesting area for many birds. Koh Wai not has villages or houses for residents, there aren't roads and no vehicle, without fixed telephone lines, but Internet and cell phone coverage, the electricity is supplied by generators. However, on island there are some village resorts, usually operating only in high season, during which they receive a lot of tourists. Koh Wai is a small corner of paradise where you can relax and enjoy wonderful beach days to enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and nothing more. There are five village resorts on island; most are located on the beaches, or in any case on the coast.
Koh Mak is one of most stunning islands in the Mu Koh Chang National Marine Park, inserted from the UK's Sunday Times in the ranking of the 10 most beautiful beach resorts in the world and still unknown to mass tourism. Unlike its larger neighbors, Koh Chang and Koh Kood, the island's landscape is very flat, its highest point is only 150 metres a.s.l., and is covered with beautiful natural forest alternated with some intensive plantations of rubber and coconut trees. Koh Mak has 27 km of rugged coastline dotted with pristine white sand beaches separated rocky promontories, small green hills and small stretches of mangroves. Baan Ao Nid, along the southeast coast is the largest village of island, here live about 50 families and there is also the Ao Nid Pier, the main dock of island. The infrastructures in the island are minimal, there aren't hospitals, but only a small clinic for emergencies, there are no banks or ATMs, remember to bring cash money for small payments, although in most resorts you can pay by credit card. There are some mini markets in Ao Kao, Ao Nid and Ao Suan Yai, selling foodstuffs, drinks and basic necessities. Koh Mak is escaped from mass tourism for long time, but in the last decades the five families which control the territory decided to open the island towards a small market, focused on eco-tourism. Hotels range from small resorts in bungalows without air conditioning, for backpackers, to structures of higher level and costs with every comfort. There are plenty of restaurants offering dishes of Thai and international cuisine. The most beautiful beaches are located along the two island's main bays, namely Ao Suan Yai, on the north-west, and Ao Kao on the south-west. Both beaches are long stretch of white sand surrounded by crystal turquoise waters, a total of about 5 km of paradisiacal coastline.
Koh Kood, also reported as Koh Kuut or Koh Koot, is an amazing island in the Koh Chang Archipelago, the second largest after the main island. The landscape of island is characterized by a mountainous terrain with lush tropical vegetation, which covers more than 80% of island and is rich in streams that give rise to several waterfalls. The coastline is dotted of stunning white sand beaches with pristine turquoise waters and shallow reefs. Ao Salad, the village on the north-western coast built on stilts, is the biggest fishing center of the island. Koh Kood does not have a coastal road that covers the entire perimeter as Koh Chang, the few and narrow roads, just over 2 meters in wide, are limited to two main roads, only partially paved, which connects the pier in Ao Salad Bay in the north-eastern to Laem Hin Dam and Ao Taphao on the west coast, and other one which connects Ao Taphao to Ao Yai on the south eastern coast. Public transport is almost non-existent; there are scooters and bikes to rent to visit the island, but never forget to be careful because the roads are narrow and often with slopes and dangerous curves. In the early 2000s, with the great tourist development of nearly Koh Chang, Koh Kood has begun to be an exciting destination for hikers from nearby main island. Only in the last decade investors have started to build hotels and village resorts on island. Koh Kood thanks to its wonderful beaches, the crystal clear waters and unspoiled nature has become a great opportunity for the most prestigious hotel chains. However the island still escapes the mass tourism, like the nearby Koh Mak, offering itself to a market focused on Eco and VIP tourism. Hotels and facilities are limited in number, few exclusive structures for an exclusive clientele so as not to overcrowd the island, and they were also built in search of maximum respect for the environment, this also thanks to the will of government authorities and residents who are working to ensure peace and serenity to the few and lucky tourists coming into this pristine island. Ultimately Koh Kood is an exclusive destination for a relaxing holiday in a corner of paradise.
Getting there: Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Kood are connected to mainland with regular ferry services throughout the year which, respectively leave from Laem Ngop Piers, Krom Luang Pier and Laem Sok Pier, everyone along the coast of Trat. Two ferry companies operate service to Koh Chang. The Ferry Koh Chang leaves from Thammachat Pier with daily departure every 45 minutes from 06:30 to 19:00. The Centrepoint Ferry leaves from Centrepoint Pier with daily departure every hour from 06:00 to 19:00. Both piers are located 5 km from Laem Ngop village, about 35 km from Trat. Ticket prices are similar: 80 THB for a single journey, 100 to 120 THB for a car, 30 to 40 THB for a motorbike. Journey times are between 30 and 45 minutes, because ships dock into island in two different places. Ferry Koh Chang has the shortest crossing and docks to Ao Sapporot Pier, in the northern tip of the island, instead Centrepoint Ferry docks at its Dan Kao Pier, a couple of kilometres to the south east. The main dock for departures to Koh Mak is the Krom Luang Pier in Laem Ngop, just south of piers to Koh Chang, which offers six fast boats a day during high season and four in low season, operated by Leelawadee Speedboats, Panan Speedboats and Suansuk Speedboats. Further south of the village of Laem Ngop is the Laem Sok Pier, from which depart daily toward Koh Mak two fast catamarans of Boonsiri Fantasea and a speedboat of Suansuk Speedboats, this service is suspended from May to October. The ferry service to Koh Kood is managed by four different companies: the Siri White, Koh Kut Express, Koh Kood Princess and Boonsiri Fantasea. All companies operate from Laem Sok Pier located about 35 km south-east of Trat, and each one offers a roundtrip per day. During high season Koh Chang is connected to Koh Mak, Koh Kood and Koh Wai by other ferry services which leave from Bang Bao and Kai Bae. For more information on timetable and fares please refer to the pages: Koh Chang Ferries, Koh Mak Ferries and Koh Kood Ferries.Read More
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- Address Park Office: 23/7, Moo 3 Koh Chang, Trat
- Telephone: +66 3955 5080
- Website: www.dnp.go.th
- Admission fee: 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children
Established in 1990 as 62th national park of Thailand, Mu Ko Lanta National Park covers a total area of 152 square kilometres in southern part of Krabi Province. The national park consists mainly of rugged hills covered with 20 square kilometres rain and beach forests along the coast lines at Koh Lanta Yai. The park also includes many small islands like Koh Ngai, Koh Mai Ngam Tai, Koh Taleng Beng, Koh Tu Kon Lima, Koh Rok Nok, Koh Rok Nai, Koh Hin Dang and nearby islands of Koh Klang district. In Koh Lanta Yai the main geographical feature is the complexity of mountains and rather deep slope in. The plain area would be found only in a beach area in the southern part of island. Most of area on Koh Lanta Yai is more than 35 percent slope, except only the middle part of island where a slope is more than 50 percent. The height of this are is range from 100 meters above sea level to a heigth of 488 meters at the peak of mountain. Mangrove Forest could be found in Mai Ngam island, South Mai Ngam island and Ngu island. These islands are not big and most of area is covered with the mangrove forest. The parks main attraction and activities are many white beaches, trails, viewpoints and some very impressive caves. The smaller islands are popular diving sites for both snorkellers and scuba divers with possibility to see some of exciting tropical marine life found in the Andaman Sea. Most rainfalls in the area are in September which is about 391.4 milimeters and the lowest in January which is about 6.5 milimeters. Accommodation are available only in Koh Lanta Ya and Koh Ngai. Camping in the Mu Ko Lanta National Park is allowed but must notify the park in advance. For visitor safety and marine life recovery, most of smaller islands are closed for visitors in rainy season from 16th May until 31st October every year.
Koh Lanta Yai is the park's main tourist destination. It is famous for its uncontaminated beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters. Six kilometers in width and 30 km in length, the island is characterized by limestone hills covered by rainforest vegetation. Located on the north western tip of Koh Lanta Yai, Ban Saladan is the administrative center, the main village and home of the only ferry pier on the island. Lanta Old Town is the other small village on the eastern side of island. This town is a mixture of races and different cultures, with Chinese traders, Thai fishing families and the ancient Sea Gypsy community. The most beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta are on the west coast, separated by rocky headlands and inlets and with a wide choice of hotels and resorts. The island does not have roads connecting it directly to the mainland, but is served by regular car ferries throughout the year. The crossing is made in two stages, first from Baan Hua Hin on mainland to the Krabi Pier in Koh Lanta Noi, the island nearest the coast, and then from a second pier on Koh Lanta Yai, 5 km southwest, to Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta Yai. Since 2016, Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi are connected with a bridge, which avoids the second crossing by boat.
Koh Ngai, also referred as Koh Hai, is the most well-known island near Koh Lanta Yai. Located approximately 44 kilometres from the pier in Baan Saladan and about 12 km south of Lanta's southernmost tip, it is administratively part of Krabi province and under protection of Mu Koh Lanta National Park. Despite this, the island is more easily accessible from the coast of Trang province, for accuracy from Pak Meng Pier located only 15 km away on the mainland opposite, around 20-minute trip by speedboat. The charming Koh Ngai is quite large, 4 km in length and 2 km in width, characterized by a triangular shape with a mountainous interior mostly covered by tropical rain forest, in the centre, and coconut plantations in the south. Like any other seaside destinations and islands of southern Thailand, the tiny Koh Ngai is rich of stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear waters surrounded by pristine coral reefs. The main beach is 2.2 kilometres long and has an amazing coral reef that lies just off the shore. It covers more than two-thirds of the east coast and it is home to most of the accommodation and facilities on the island. Koh Ngai is relatively developed to tourists. It has about a dozen of accommodation choices, some are new while some a little older. Most are located along the main beach on the east coast, a few on southern beaches. Some of them feature a swimming pool and allow outside guests the use of it; all have restaurants serving fresh seafood, Thai, and semi-Western cuisine, and bars where to spend your evenings. Mini Markets, first aid centers and Wi-Fi are available inside the facilities.
Koh Haa, meaning five islands in Thai, is a group of small uninhabited islands located 18 kilometres west of Lanta's southernmost tip, approximately 27 km southeast of Baan Saladan Pier. The archipelago name is slightly misleading, in fact, the group consists of three main islands and three other smaller limestone outcrops. With a shape that resembles a bean, Koh Haa Yai is the southernmost and largest island of group. It is home to a small bay surrounded by cliffs overlooking a stunning white sand beach. Formerly known as Tuk Narima, a name of Malaysian origin, the island was a sheltered harbour for Sea Gypsies and local fishermen by the big storms that hit the Andaman Sea. Few hundred meters north of main insland lies Koh Haa Sam, the middle size of group and the archipelago's main attraction. Together with two other small limestone islets placed in front, the island encircles a shallow bay of breathtaking beauty. Known as the "Secret Lagoon", it has shallow crystal waters of an incredible turquoise colour, ideal for snorkelling, beginner divers and fanatics of underwater photography. To get to small archipelago individually you can hire a speedboat, or split the cost with other tourists, from the Baan Salad Pier on Koh Lanta, the one-way trip will last about 35 minutes. The cost will not be less than 10,000-12,000 THB for the whole day, for a boat that can carry up to 10-12 people. Alternatively, to get the islands you can buy a tour package all-inclusive organized by the various agencies in Koh Lanta or Ao Nang, Krabi.
Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai are two tiny islands located in the middle of Andaman Sea approximately 36 kilometres from mainland of Trang province, of which are part administratively. Pak Meng Pier, located along Trang's coast about 40 kilometres away and 45 km from the city centre, is the most easy and closest access to the islands, a trip that takes 80 minutes with a speedboat. Twin islands are under protection of Mu Koh Lanta Marine National Park, in fact they lie only 27 km from Lanta's southernmost tip, and so they are also considered an attraction of Koh Lanta and Krabi. The charming islands have similar characteristics and dimensions, roughly two kilometres in length and one in width, and are separated by just a couple of hundred metres. The hilly interior is covered by lush vegetation. The western coast is indented with rocky headlands, while the eastern side is home of stunning white sand beaches surrounded by unbelievable turquoise waters. Among these Ao Man Sai Beach, on Koh Rok Nok, is the most charming. The shallow reef lies just off the beach shores. Teeming with marine life and with beautiful colourful corals, it offers great snorkelling and diving opportunities. On Koh Rok Nok, often reported as Koh Rok Noi, there is a small National Park Ranger station and the few facilities available of both islands. These are limited at a small camping area with a few toilets, a small shop selling foodstuffs, snack, drink and essential items, and a shady dining area to share, however, there is no restaurant and food must be prepared by yourself. For camping on the island, or to book the few bungalows and tents available, you must contact the National Park authority. Pak Meng Pier, located along Trang's coast about 40 kilometres away, is the nearest access to Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai. The only way to reach the islands from there is to rent a speedboat individually, or split the cost with other tourists, at a cost that will not be less than 10,000-12,000 THB for the whole day, for a boat that can carry up to 12 people. The one-way trip will last 80 minutes. Because the islands are part of Mu Koh Lanta National Park and therefore considered an attraction in Krabi province, Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai are usually proposed by tour operators as day trips from Koh Lanta, a 90-minute trip by speedboat from Baan Saladan Pier, located 40 km away. Due to the considerable distance is better to avoid the cheap trips involving travel by long-tail boat.Read More
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- Address Park Office: 5 Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Krabi
- Telephone: +66 7562 9018, +66 7562 9019
- Website: www.dnp.go.th
- Admission fee: 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children
Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park is located in Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Province. Established in 1983, it cover an area of 387.9 square kilometres including some areas of the Andaman Sea and the southern region’s west coast. The marine national park is rich in natural beauty, it has islands, coral reefs, coralline algae, a wonderful seabed and the park’s unique landscape like limestone mountains with several levels of cliffs, amazing caves and long white beach with fossil shells. The park consists of two main areas, the islands scattered in the Andaman Sea and the coastal area which includes Nopparat Thara Beach, Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beaches, Ao Nam Mao and Pa Ao Nang-Hang Nak areas. It has high and steep mountains running northwest-southeast parallel to the coast. The west side of the mountains is steeper than the east side. A small river called Khlong Khao Klom receives fresh water from the Nong Thale Lake and flows through the Khao Hang Nak mangrove forest. This river naturally creates the mangrove forest and a lowland area with melaleuca forest known as “Khlong Haeng” or “Noppharat Thara Beach”. The park is influenced by tropical monsoon winds resulting in two seasons, the rainy season from the beginning of May until December and the hot season from the beginning of January to April. Average temperature ranges from 17˚ to 37˚ C. Average rainfall per year is about 2,231 millimeters, highest in July and lowest in February.
Mu Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands located about 50 km to east of Phuket's coast and 40 km west of Krabi's mainland, which are part administratively, in southern Thailand. The islands are a veritable tropical paradise, six small amazing jewels in the middle of Andaman Sea with a wonderful landscape including green lush hills and towering limestone cliffs that overlook stunning bays, pristine white sand beaches with incredible turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Phi Phi Islands are one of Thailand’s most famous tourist destinations, which attracts each year millions of visitors in search of their hidden corner of paradise. Phi Phi Don is the largest island of the group and the only one with inhabitants, facilities and hotels. There are no cars on Phi Phi Don, the only motor vehicles allowed are reserved for emergency services; the few and narrow concrete roads on island are limited to Baan Ton Sai, port and main village. Links between the village and all other bays, including Laem Tong where is located the other ferry pier, are just narrow dirt paths to cross on foot by bicycle; this is the only way to move around beyond the classic Thai long-tail boats. The second largest island is Phi Phi Leh, it is uninhabited but well known thanks to its stunning Maya Bay. The view you get when you cross the access by sea is breathtaking. Maya Bay is a stunning enclosed cove sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides, a natural amphitheatre that is unmatched on the face of the earth. The cove has a main beach, about 200 meters long, with a soft white sand like talcum which is considered among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The unique show offered by the bay is even more remarkable in the surrounding waters. The underwater world offers a wonderful view of beautiful colorful corals and tropical fish that swim in crystal waters of an incredible turquoise color, the whole bay is in fact a large shallow reef. The rest of the islands in the archipelago, which includes Bida Nok, Bida Nai, Koh Mai Phai aka Bamboo Island and Koh Yung aka Mosquito Island, are little more of white sandy strips or limestone rocks jutting out of the sea. The entire archipelago is part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, a real must see destination to divers and snorkellers. Diving in these clear waters, between majestic limestone cliffs is a unique experience, with a nature that will charm even under the sea surface. Phi Phi Islands are easily reached from Phuket or Krabi with regular ferry services throughout the year. Ferries leave daily, with frequent departures, from the docks of Krabi and Ao Nang, at a cost of 400/500 THB per way, or from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town, at a cost of 500/700 THB. Alternatively you can get to Phi Phi Don, or all other islands of archipelago, with a day trip by speedboat from Krabi or Phuket, roughly the cost of the single rental is between 6,000-8,000 THB for whole day.
Mu Koh Poda, best known to tourists as Four Islands, is an archipelago located approximately 8 kilometers south of Noppharat Thara Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi. The small group of semi-uninhabited islands is composed by Koh Poda, the largest of the group, Koh Kai, also called Koh Hua Khawan or Koh Poda Nok, Koh Mor, or Koh Mawr, and Koh Tup, also transcribed as Koh Tap, Koh Tub or Koh Thap. The small archipelago is one of Krabi's most popular attractions a favorite destination for the boat day trips from the mainland. Despite is the largest of whole archipelago, Koh Poda is a very small limestone island, more than one kilometer in diameter, covered with palm trees and almost entirely surrounded by a white sandy beach soft as talcum. Koh Poda's highlight is its northern tip, where a huge limestone monolith sits just offshore facing beach. Apart the Poda Island Resort the facilities on Koh Poda are rather limited, there are a National Park Rangers’ camp, a few toilettes, a bar restaurant and some kiosks, selling snack, Thai street food and drinks.Koh Khai, which in Thai means Chicken Island, owes its name to a strange chicken-shaped limestone formation located on its southern tip. One other special feature of this tiny island is that it is possible to walk from its northern shore to the nearby Koh Mor and Kon Tup during low tide. The 300-meter long sandbank between the islands is truly amazing, but often overcrowded with boats and tourists. There is no accommodation on the island, as well as on the two neighboring islands, apart from a small kiosk selling snacks and drinks. Poda Islands are located approximately 8 kilometers south of Krabi. To get to archipelago you can hire a long-tail boat individually, or split the cost with other tourists, from Ao Nang Beach, Noppharat Thara Beach or Railay Bay, the one-way trip will last about 25 minutes. The daily rent is 4,500 THB and boat can take up to six people. The usual round trip by speedboat will cost more than double or triple, but the one-way trip will last only about 10 minutes. Alternatively, to get the islands you can buy a tour package all-inclusive organized by the various agencies in Ao Nang or Krabi. The majority of these tours include the transfer by song-thaew from your hotel in Ao Nang, the roundtrip by long-tail or speedboat, the visit to all Poda Islands, lunch buffet, tropical fruit, drinking water, snorkeling equipment, tour guide and insurance. Prices of tours range from 600-900 THB, for long-tail boat ride, to 900-1,300 THB for the speedboat tour, depending on the company and the service provided.Read More
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- Address Park Office: Ao Nang, Muang Krabi, Krabi 81000 Thailand
- Telephone: 075 661 145
- Website: www.dnp.go.th
- Admission fee: 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children
Mu Ko Rang Marine Park is the most popular and crowded destinations for snorkelling day trips from Koh Chang. The Park consists of a group of 12 uninhabited islands located about 17 Km south of Koh Chang, 70-minute boat ride from Bang Bao pier. Koh Rang, also known as Koh Rayang is the main island, it has a Ranger Station, a restaurant for visitors and few bungalows for overnight stay. The main island has several pristine beaches with white sand and crystal clear water. Among these the best one is located on its south-eastern tip, often used for lunch buffet by visitors of day trips. The other islands and islets scattered around Koh Rang are divided into three distinct groups. To the east south-east is Koh Tun, the other island of medium size also known as Koh Rang Lek, and the islets of Koh Mapring, Koh Yak and Koh Laun, sometimes referred to as Koh Yak Lek. This is one of the main snorkelling areas. To the north-west lie Koh Klang, Koh Thian and another Koh Mapring. In the north east are Koh Thong Lang, Koh Kra and two other islets nominated once again Koh Thian and Koh Mapring. This was one of the main snorkelling areas, but the degeneration of their coral, bleaching in particular, has forced the Marine Park authorities to place this area off limits. The small islets and rocky outcrops around Koh Rang are all characterized by high visibility and a great variety of marine life. The rock formations are covered with sea fans, sponges, hard and soft corals. Here you will spot big Barracudas and Groupers, shoals of Batfish, Porcupine fish, Triggerfish, Angelfish, Parrotfish, Blue-spotted Stingrays, Moray Eels and occasionally Bamboo Sharks and Turtles.
Getting there: There are lots of tour operators that organized day or half-day trips to Mu Ko Rang Park with large wooden boats or speedboats. The majority of these tours include the transfer by minivan from your hotel, the roundtrip by speedboat from Bang Bao pier, tropical fruit, juice and water on board, snorkelling equipment, lunch buffet on beaches, tour guide and insurance. The large number of tourists transported from one point of view is negative, but makes it very competitive price, with prices ranging from 800 to 1200 THB, depending on the service offered and boats used. Alternatively you can rent a speedboat in Bang Bao or Kai Bae, the price is between 3,000 and 4,000 THB for a half-day tour, up to 6 people. Koh Rang and other islands belong to a Marine Park, due this you’ll to pay a government tax for access of 200 THB per person, 100 for child; the tax on the group tours is included in the ticket price.Read More
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- Address: Tambon Ko Kut, Amphoe Ko Kut, Trat
- Admission fee: 200 THB for adults and 100 THB for children