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Ko Phaluai (Koh Phaluai, Koh Paluay) or "เกาะพะลวย" in Thai, is the biggest island in the Mu Ko Ang Thong island group. It is inhabited by sea-gypsies who still earn a living from fishing.
It is where the capital village of the island chain (Ban Ao Sam) lies. The Islands size is 19.1 km² and has a population of 500. Together with a small portion of land on Ko Samui Island where the town of Bang Makham lies, The Mu Ko Ang Thong islands are part of Ang Thong Subdistrict of Ko Samui District, Surat Thani.
The island is still very new to tourism. There are very few tourists on the island. There are few accommodations as well. There are few home stays and resorts. One of the most famous resort is Angthong Beach Resort.
There are many activities tourists can do on the island:
- Take a tour to Angthong Nation Marine Park
- Take a tour around the island by fisherman's long tail boat
- Fishing tour with local fisherman
- Visit island's view point
- Visit beaches around the island
- Visit fisherman villages
- Kayaking around the island or to Ko Kluai
Table of Islands
|Nr||Island||Capital||Other Cities||Area (km²)||Population[a]|
|1||Ko Chueak||Ko Chueak||1.62||0|
|2||Ko Nok Taphao||Ko Nok Taphao||Ao Kruat, Ao Pla, Ao Uttra,||3.32||200|
|3||Ko Phaluai||Ban Ao Sam||Ban Ao song, Ban Ao Nueng, Ao nathap, Ao luek||19.1||500|
|4||Ko Raet||Ko Raet||0.07||50|
|5||Ko Sam Sao||Ko Sam Sao||0.85||0|
|6||Ko Wua Chio||Ko Wua Chio||0.26||2|
|7||Ko Wua Talap||Ang Thong Station||Ao Phi||6.06||10|
|Total:||Mu Ko Ang Thong||Ban Ao Sam||Ko Nok Taphao||40||692|
- The Islands area and population data retrieved from the 2012 census
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