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 the view point of Ko Wua Talab
LocationSurat Thani Province, Thailand
Area102 km²
Governing bodyNational Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand, at the shore of the Surat Thani Province. It covers 42 islands in a total area of 102 km², of which only 18 km² are land. The park was established on November 12, 1980.

The name Ang Thong (Thai: อ่างทอง) means bowl of gold, while Mu Ko (หมู่เกาะ) simply means group of islands.

Since 2002 the park is also registered as Ramsar site number 1184.


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In contemporary culture, the marine park was the location for the island paradise in the novel The Beach by Alex Garland