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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

 

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is a beautiful archipelago of 42 islands that cover and are of roughly 102 km2 in Surat Thani province of Thailand.

 

 

 

Location: Surat Thani province   Map

Closed: Nov- Dec

Area: 102 km² (42 islands)

 

 

 

Description of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

 

The name of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park in Thai language is translated roughly as "group of islands that are bowl of gold". Once you get here you will realize that the name is not chosen in vain. Numerous islands with beautiful shapes, secluded beaches and tropical climate make Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park a paradise. Some of the most important islands include Phaluai Island, Wua Chio Island, Wua Talap Island, Mae Ko Island, Samsao Island, Phai Luak Island, Kha Island, Hindap Island, Phi Island, Wua Kantang Island, Mae Yat Island, Wua Te Island, Naiphut Island, Changsom Island, Hanuman Island, Thaiphlao Island, Huaklong Island, and Kho Ban Island. The best time to visit the chain of islands in Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is between February and April, while monsoon season that lasts from November through December should be avoided altogether unless of course you like rainy crappy weather and high waves that make pretty much all exploring dangerous. Thai authorities usually close this natural park during these months. The islands of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park receive approximately 2,000 mm of precipitation annually. The average temperature in Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is about 23 Celcius.

 

Some of the best diving sites in Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park are in the north eastern and south western islands of the archipelago of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park. Fairly stable water current allows coral proliferation since they need plenty of trace minerals, but at the same time sea flow is can not be strong enough to do significant damage to their structure. Most of geological composition of the islands are that of limestone. Natural erosion creates interesting patterns and shapes that naturally give rise to many legends and alleged haunting. One thing that you should be aware of, however, is the currents that sometimes are created near picturesque cliffs. Yachting, kayaking and any other type of explorations of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park should be done with certain degree of caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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