One of the most spellbinding natural attractions in Thailand, the Ang Thong National Marine Park offers thrilling adventures and island exploration for intrepid travellers.
Getting to this Site
When it comes to travelling here, one should ideally be based on islands like Koh Phangan or Koh Samui; resorts on the latter including the likes of Avani+ Samui Resort make ideal bases for a day trip to Ang Thong which can be reached via approved boat tours and excursions or speedboat charters.
Made up of 42 islands set amidst the beauty of the Gulf of Thailand, the Ang Thong National Marine Park has many wonders to discover both on land and beneath the waves. It is an ideal spot for activities such as snorkelling, diving, kayaking and hiking, while the pristine beaches,striking limestone mountains and lush forests add to its charm.
The archipelago’s main island, KohWuaTalap is home to the headquarters of the national parkand is a must-visit. The main draw here is the Pha Jun Jaras viewpoint which offers inspiring panoramas of the surrounding area that will take your breath away. The island also has a lovely beach and the Bua Bok Cave with fascinating stalactite sand stalagmites.
Another attraction at the Ang Thong National Marine Park is Mother Island or Ko Mae Ko which is known for its picturesque Emerald Lake (a saltwater lagoon) and idyllic beach. Hikers will love a trip to Tripod Island (Koh Sam Sao), while one can see traditional sea gipsies on a visit to Koh Phaluai.