Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
|Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park|
Ang Thong National Park from the view point of Ko Wua Talap
|Location||Surat Thani Province, Thailand|
|Nearest city||Surat Thani|
|Governing body||National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment|
Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand, at the shore of the Surat Thani Province. It covers 42 islands in a total area of 102 km², of which only 18 km² are land. The park was established on November 12, 1980. The northern tip of Ko Phaluai is also part of the marine park. There is a ranger station, bungalows, shop and restaurant at Ko Wua Talap at Ao Phi.
The name Ang Thong (Thai: อ่างทอง) means bowl of gold, while Mu Ko (หมู่เกาะ) simply means group of islands.
Since 2002 the park is also registered as Ramsar site number 1184.
Table of Islands
|Nr||Island||Capital||Other Cities||Area (km²)||Population[a]|
|1||Northern Ko Phaluai||North beach Ranger Station||3||10|
|2||Ko samsao||Ko samsao||0.85||0|
|3||Ko Wua Chio||Ko Wua Chio||0.26||2|
|4||Ko Wua Talap||Ang Thong Station||Ao Phi||6.06||10|
|Total:||Mu Ko Ang Thong||Ko Phaluai||Ko Wua Talap||18||20|
- Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park travel guide from Wikivoyage
- The Islands area and population data retrieved from the 2012 census
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