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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. Within sight of Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Koh tao and the mainland, Ang Thong park is a protected area of more than 100 square kilometres of land and sea. It is home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures.
Ang Thong gained widespread renown when it appeared in the novel ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland. It’s the destination where backpackers in search of a secret island utopia set up camp. The subsequent movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio was actually filmed on Koh Phi Phi Leh, but by then Ang Thong was already on the bucket-list of many travellers. Only one of its islands, Koh Paluay, is inhabited. It’s home to a sea-gypsy community that largely maintains its traditional fishing lifestyle.
These under-dived islands shelter an abundance of smaller reef fish and pristine corals. Some unusual creatures can be spotted here such as banded sea snakes, mating cuttlefish, lobster, turtles and stingrays.
Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand in Surat Thani Province. It covers 42 islands in a total area of 102 km2, of which about 50 km2 are land and the rest is water. The park was established on 12 November 1980. The northern tip of Ko Phaluai is also part of the marine park. There is a ranger station, bungalows, a shop, and a restaurant at Ao Phi Beach on Ko Wua Talap.
The name “Ang Thong” (Thai: อ่างทอง) means ‘bowl of gold’. “Mu Ko” (หมู่เกาะ) simply means ‘group of islands’.
Ang Thong is 28 kilometres from Samui and 32 kilometres from Pha Ngan.
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