Ang Thong National Park
ANG THONG (THAI: อ่างทอง) MEANS BOWL OF GOLD, WHILE MU KO (หมู่เกาะ) OR GROUP OF ISLANDS.
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park consists of 42 islands. Its main islands are 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 park established on the of 12th November 1980 covers a total area of 102 sqkm, the majority of the park is made from the ocean.
ANG THONG ATTRACTIONS
WUA TALAP ISLAND
Wua Talap Island is located in Kha bay, this island features a spectacular viewpoint upon which all of the surrounding islands can be see, the 10 minute hike up the steep steps is a rewarding experience when presented with the awe inspiring layout of the ocean and surrounding islands.
Thale Nai is a Lake in the middle of the island that is fed by the ocean, the water reflects a distinct green color due to the specific algae formations in the water, swimming is not allowed in the lake the mere sight of the Lake is worth beholding.
Samsao island features a large selection of nature trails and is seen as a popular destination for camping, hiking and water sports. A relaxing island environment with one bar located on the waters edge, serving local thai cuisine.
THAIPHLAO ISLAND AND WUA KANTANG ISLAND
These islands are surrounded by beautiful coral reef with an abundance of fish species catering to advanced divers and snorkeling parties alike.
Throughout the park are numerous nature trails that have been cut into the island and natural trails that has grown over time, there are varying levels of difficulty catering to all fitness levels. Bird and animal species can be viewed along these trails as well as a selection of Flowers indigenous only to Thailand.