Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
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|Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park|
Ang Thong National Park from Ko Wua Talap
|Location||Surat Thani Province, Thailand|
|Nearest city||Surat Thani|
|Area||102 km2 (39 sq mi)|
|Established||12 November 1980|
|Governing body||National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment|
|Designated||14 August 2002|
Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand in Surat Thani Province. 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. 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'.
|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|
|Total:||Mu Ko Ang Thong||Ban Ao Sam||Ko Nok Taphao||40||692|
- "Mu Koh Ang Thong Marine National Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- "MU KO ANG THONG NATIONAL PARK". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP). Archived from the original on 11 November 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- Media related to Ang Thong National Park at Wikimedia Commons
- Ang Thong National Marine Park travel guide from Wikivoyage
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