Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

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Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park lies in the Ao Nang, Sai Thai, and Pak Nam Sub-districts of Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Krabi Province, Thailand.[1] It is a marine national park.[2] Established in 1983, it is an IUCN Category II protected area with coral reefs, and an area measuring 387.9 square kilometres (149.8 sq mi).[1]

Climate[edit]

The park is influenced by tropical monsoon winds resulting in two seasons: the first is a rainy season from May–December and a hot season from January–April. Average temperature ranges from 17-37 degrees Celsius. Average rainfall per year is about 2,231 millimeters, highest in July and lowest in February.[1]

Visitors[edit]

From October 2015 to May 2016, 1.168 million tourists visited Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi Marine National Park. Seventy-seven percent, or 900,466, were foreigners. Resulting revenues were 361.91 million baht, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Braatz, Susan M. (November 1992). Conserving biological diversity: a strategy for protected areas in the Asia-Pacific region. World Bank Publications. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-0-8213-2307-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wipatayotin, Apinya (19 July 2016). "Parks Department to curb tourist visits to marine sites". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

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Coordinates: 7°44′00″N 98°46′00″E / 7.7333°N 98.7667°E / 7.7333; 98.7667