Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

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 63,750 rai ~ 102 square kilometres (39 sq mi),[3] of which about 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi) are land and the rest is water. The park was established on 12 November 1980.[4] 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.

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
Ang Thong National Park from Ko Wua Talap
Location in Thailand
LocationSurat Thani Province, Thailand
Nearest citySurat Thani
Coordinates9°37′22″N 99°40′30″E
Area102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Established12 November 1980
Visitors134,315 (in 2019)
Governing bodyDepartment of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Designated14 August 2002
Reference no.1184[1]

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.[4]

Topography

Mu Ko Ang Thong is a national park located in shallow water near the shore. The average water depth is about 10 m (33 ft).

Islands

NrIslandCapitalOther CitiesArea (km²)Population
1Ko ChueakKo Chueak1.620
2Ko Nok TaphaoKo Nok TaphaoAo Kruat, Ao Pla, Ao Uttra,3.32200
3Ko PhaluaiBan Ao SamBan Ao Song, Ban Ao Nueng, Ao nathap, Ao Luek19.1500
4Ko RaetKo Raet0.0750
5Ko SamsaoKo Samsao0.850
6Ko Wua ChioKo Wua Chio0.262
7Ko Wua TalapAng Thong StationAo Phi6.0610
8More Islands100
Total:Mu Ko Ang ThongBan Ao SamKo Nok Taphao40692

See also

References

  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. "ข้อมูลพื้นที่อุทยานแห่งชาติ ที่ประกาศในราชกิจจานุบกษา 133 แห่ง" [National Park Area Information published in the 133 Government Gazettes]. Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (in Thai). December 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2022, no 21{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  4. "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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