Mu Koh Surin National Park : Phang Nga, Thailand

Mu Koh Surin National Park is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea located approximately 70 kilometres off the western shore. It is next to the ThailandMyanmar border, covering a total area of approximately 84,375 rai out of which about 20,594 rai is an on land area. The Park comprises 5 major islands; namely, Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Khai (Koh Torinla), Koh Klang (Koh Pachumba), and Koh Ri (Koh Satok).

It was proclaimed a national park on 9 July, 1981, and includes islands with beautiful coral reefs in the shallows and various schools of fish of different colours. It offers ideal spots for snorkelling to admire coral reefs in the shallows, especially at Koh Torinla and Koh Pachumba.

An ideal spot for scuba diving is the Richeliu Rock, 10 kilometres to the southwest of Koh Surin. This is a site of fertile undersea nature, habitat of various kinds of fish, colourful corals, and where whale shark, the kind Giant of the Sea, is frequently encountered. The most suitable period for a visit is between November and April whereas from May to October is the period of monsoons when there are heavy rainfalls and windy wavy sea.

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Mu Koh Surin National Park

Article Title: Mu Koh Surin National Park : Phang Nga, Thailand

Short Description: The Surin Islands is an archipelago of five islands in the Andaman Sea, 60 km from the Thai mainland. Administratively, the islands are part of Tambon Ko Phra Thong, Amphoe Khura Buri, in Phang Nga Province, Thailand.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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Mu Koh Surin National Park : Phang Nga, Thailand was last modified on October 11, 2018 by Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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