Ang Thong National Marine Park is made up of 42 islands featuring lime stone massifs, tropical rainforests and deserted beaches. This fascinating group of islands, within sight of Koh Samui to the north and west, is geographically different from the other islands in the region. The Ang Thong islands rise from the sea as dramatic walls of rock soaring hundreds of metres high. Besides the many small coves and beautiful beaches, erosion has shaped some interesting formations.
Particular features are Koh Mae (a beautiful beach) and Thale Nai (the Green Lagoon) both found on Koh Mae. There is a considerable amount of wildlife inhabiting the islands including the Asian long tailed monkey (langur), hair nosed otters, pacific reef egrets, white bellied sea eagles, ashy drongos, tortoises, sea turtles, lizards and pythons. The surrounding sea is also the major spawning ground for the short bodied mackerel, a tasty Thai delicacy known locally as ‘plaa too’. Snorkeling, kayaking, walking and swimming are the most popular attractions in the region.
Get a few friends together and join Koh Samui’s leading and most experienced operator for daily excursions with sightseeing, snorkeling and kayaking to Angthong National Marine Park. Discover the natural beauty, explore the caves and tunnels by kayak and marvel the underwater world while snorkeling in the famous Ang Thong National Marine Park.
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Article Title: Angthong Marine National Park : Samui : Suratthani, Thailand
Short Description: Ang Thong National Marine Park is a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. It features towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore.
Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad
Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate
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