The natural splendour and mystical charm of sheer limestone cliffs with awe-inspiring stalagmites and stalactites characterise the landscape of the Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park. Most of the islands consist of limestone mountains which rise from the sea to 10-400 metres above sea level, with many strange erosion-formed cliff faces, deserted beaches and rainforest areas. The islands are visible from Koh Samui but they are geographically quite different, rising much more dramatically upwards.

MU KOH ANG THONG NATIONAL PARKThe Park covers 42 picturesque islands with white sandy beaches, hidden lagoons, fertile coral reefs featuring sea anemones, soft corals and sponges. The park does not encompass the entire island chain, its jurisdiction covers only about 82% of the total area.

Koh Wua Ta Lap island on which the Park headquarters is located has pristine white beaches.
Tham Bua Bok has fascinating stalagmites and stalactites and offers an exhilarating mountaintop vantage point.

MU KOH ANG THONG NATIONAL PARK
Koh Thai Phlao and Koh Wua Kantang islands are also impressive dive sites while Koh Sam Sao island, with a stone bridge leading towards the sea, is another good coral site.

MU KOH ANG THONG NATIONAL PARKKoh Mae Koh island is famous for its astounding emerald inland lake surrounded by piercing limestone outcrops.

CLIMATE :
Mu Koh Angthong National Park receives approximately 2,000 mm. of rain fall in a year. The best time for visiting the islands is between February and October, when the sea is calm, suitable for swimming, snorkeling and sailing. The water is clearest around March/April time. This is also the hottest time of the year.

During November and December the Gulf of Thailand can experience large waves and strong wind, making boat travel to Ang Thong National Park hazardous so the park office is temporarily closed each year from 1 November to 23 December.

HOW TO GET THERE :
Join a tour programme or rent a boat from Koh Samui island. Boats leave from Na Thon Pier and Bo Phut Pier at 08:30 hours and arrive at the archipelago after an 1 hour 30 minutes cruise.

ACCOMMODATION :
The Park provides 6 houses on Koh Wua Ta Lap island at a rate of 400 to 1,000 Baht per night. A camping area is also available.

Contact Information:
Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park
Phone : (66 77) 286 025 (mainland)
(66 77) 420 225 (on the island)

source Reference : National Parks of Thailand
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LABestAgent said... @ August 9, 2007 at 3:37 AM

Wow~!!! So beautiful~ I wanna be there right now~ I need to get away from US and go somewhere like this place for a week. When is the best time to visit this place?



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Potluck said... @ August 9, 2007 at 7:51 PM

The Best Time to go is around March/April, The water is clearest
have a nice day :D

Anonymous said... @ August 15, 2007 at 6:31 PM

Hi:
How does one see THam Bua Bok? I find most trips to Angthong national park include snorkelling or diving but not this part.
Anybody been there, taken a tour can advise? Wud really appreciate.
Cheers
Aks

Reporter said... @ August 15, 2007 at 7:37 PM

Tam bua bok is on the kho Ngao ta lab,the cave you've mentioned is near by the office ofThailand National Park and from there you can view all the Ang Thong Islands.

If I have a chance to visit there next time , I will take a picture especially for you. :D

Hope that next time you can find that beautiful cave.

Anonymous said... @ October 5, 2007 at 4:51 AM

I'm headed to the region in mid December and need information on whether there are tours going to the marine park. I read that the park office is closed during the months of Nov - Dec, but does that mean that no tours are allowed to the islands? Or do tours still operate going there in Dec?

Anyone can clarify, much appreciated!

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