Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Ang Thong 1.jpg
Ang Thong National Park from Ko Wua Talap
Map showing the location of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
Map showing the location of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
Location in Thailand
Location Surat Thani Province, Thailand
Nearest city Surat Thani
Coordinates 9°37′22″N 99°40′30″E / 9.62278°N 99.67500°E / 9.62278; 99.67500Coordinates: 9°37′22″N 99°40′30″E / 9.62278°N 99.67500°E / 9.62278; 99.67500
Area 102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Established 1980
Governing body National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Designated 14 August 2002
Reference no. 1184[1]

Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand in Surat Thani Province.[2] It covers 42 islands in a total area of 102 km2, of which about 50 km2 are land and the rest is water. The park was established on 12 November 1980.[3] The northern tip of Ko Phaluai is also part of the marine park. There is a ranger station, bungalows, a 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.[3]

Islands[edit]

Nr Island Capital Other Cities Area (km²) Population
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 Samsao Ko Samsao 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
8 More Islands 10 0
Total: Mu Ko Ang Thong Ban Ao Sam Ko Nok Taphao 40 692

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "MU KO ANG THONG NATIONAL PARK". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP). Archived from the original on 11 November 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 

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