Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

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Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
From a Beach in Phi Phi Don.jpg
View from a beach in Ko Phi Phi Don
LocationKrabi Province, Thailand
Nearest cityKrabi
Coordinates7°44′00″N 98°46′00″E / 7.7333°N 98.7667°E / 7.7333; 98.7667Coordinates: 7°44′00″N 98°46′00″E / 7.7333°N 98.7667°E / 7.7333; 98.7667
Area387.9 km2 (149.8 sq mi)
Established1983
Visitors1,142,113 (in 2019)
Governing bodyDepartment of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. 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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