Ko Tao - Things to Know Before Visiting
Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani, Thailand
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About Ko Tao
One of the world's most popular diving destinations. The island is an important breeding ground for hawksbill and green turtles.
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Ko Phithak or Phithak Island is a small island in Thailand, in Chumphon Province on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand. The island has an area of about 1.1392 km2 and there are about 42 households. Most of the local people are Buddhists who earn money by exporting seafood. Other sources of income include growing coconut trees, which explains why the island has many coconut trees. The residents make coconut juice to sell to tourists and to export.
Mu Ko Chumphon National Park is a national park of Thailand consisting of a group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of, and part of, Chumphon Province, southern Thailand. Its old name was Had Sai Ree. It was renamed "Mu ko Chumphon" and established as a national park in 1999 by the forestry department. Its forests, mostly tropical rainforest, are a type found only on the mountain and on large islands. They provide shelter and habitats for many living things.
Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park is covered with lush primary forest which is the originating point for many creeks, used as a watershed by the locals for agricultural activities. Some of the areas are mountains of limestone and healthy mangrove forests.
Wat Pattanaram (Mai Temple) an ancient temple at Surat Thani province South of Thailand.
Located in the heart of the city, this iconic shrine is a place that embodies the place, culture, and arts. The place is filled with the art of Shrivijaya that has similarities to the Chaiya relics.
Ko Lamphu is a tiny island that sits in the Tapi River in Thailand .Ko Lamphu is also a public park with a more scenic setting than most.
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Surat Thani means 'city of good people', a title given to the city by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).