Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
|Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park|
Ang Thong National Park from Ko Wua Talap
Location in Thailand
|Location||Surat Thani Province, Thailand|
|Nearest city||Ko Phaluai|
|Area||102 km2 (39 sq mi)|
|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, on the shores 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 12 November 1980. The northern tip of Ko Phaluai is also part of the marine park. There are Ranger Stations, Bungalows, 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".
Since 2002 the park has been 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|
- The Islands area and population data retrieved from the 2012 census
- Media related to Ang Thong National Park at Wikimedia Commons
- Ang Thong National Marine Park travel guide from Wikivoyage
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