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Thailand Marine National Parks

The National Marine Parks of Thailand is a sight and experience few who visit there ever forget. Not only is it beautiful to view from above, but the protected underwater world is stuff story books are made of. Mostly un-inhabitat, these marine parks boasts an array of marine life, coral and also on-shore attractions and fauna and flora. Scuba diving opportunities the Similan and Surin islands, Ang Thong and several others parks draw scuba divers to Thailand year on year. When visiting Thailand, make sure to book a trip to one or more of the Marine Parks which are located in the Andaman Sea as well as the Gulf of Thailand. All areeasily reachable within one hour by speed boat or high speed catamaran. Below we have listed the most popular marine national parks with a short overview for each one.

Khao Laem Ya Moo - Koh Samet
Koh Samet Khao Laem Ya Moo Marine National Park
This Marine Park is located in the east of The Gulf of Thailand. Beaches lie all around the island continuously from bay to bay and all are in pristine state. 
 
Koh Nang Yuan - Koh Tao
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Koh Nang Yuan is a miracle of nature. The island consist of three hills connected only by two pristine white beaches and is located only a few hundred meters from Koh Tao, Thailand's premier dive destination. The highest of the three hills has a view point you can climb up on for the most amazing photo opportunities.
 
Ang Thong - Koh Samui
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The Ang Thong National Marine Park is located approximately 45 minutes by speedboat to the north-west of  Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. The park consist of approximately 40 small scaterred islands and forms part of the Koh Samui archipelago. Boat trips which include snorkling between the islands to view coral and tropical fish is available daily.
 
Ko Similan Islands - Phuket
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If you are visiting Phuket, Krabi or Koh Lanta for that matter, and scuba  diving is on your agenda, make sure the Similan Islands is part of your plans. The Marine Park has been rated number one by the U. S. publication, Skin Diving, of the top ten dive sites in the world.
 
Ko Surin Island - Phuket
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The Surin National Marine Park consist of 5 separate islands located a 100 kilometers north of the Similan islands in the Andaman Sea. The Islands is home to several tribes making a living from the sea, providing a cultural window for visitors into their way of live and also offer several hiking trails.
 
Had Noppharat Thara - Krabi Province
Had Noppharat Thara Marine National Park Krabi Image
Krabi Province has it's share of national marine parks and Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi is Thailand's 47th national marine park. It includes mainland and also another 80 small islands, including Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le. These islands offer clear calm waters and is great for snorkeling and scuba diving.
 
Phang Nga Bay - Krabi Province
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Phang Nga Bay with it's limestone cliffs towering toward the sky, islands, villages, forests and emerald water that dazzle the worst of critics, still don’t define the beauty of Phang-Nga Bay. When staying in Krabi, on Phuket or on Phi Phi, make sure you book a boat trip to this beautiful location.
 
 

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