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Similan & Surin Island

Similan National Park

Similan IslandSimilan Island


Under Sea at Similan IslandMu Ko Similan National Park A group of  9 small islands, 50 kms. off the west coast of Phang-nga in the Andaman Sea. The National Park covers an area of 80,000 rai. Skin Diving Magazine rated them among the ten loveliest places on Earth, because of the great natural beauty found on the islands themselves the extensive surrounding coral gardens beneath the waves.

The islands are undeveloped and unspoiled; numerous species of fish, crustaceans, and other forms of sea-life abound; water clarity and diving are excellent.  Similan is corrupted from the Malay Sembilan and means nine.  From north to south in order the islands are : Koh Bon, Koh Ba Ngu, Koh Similan, Koh Pahyoo, Koh Miang (two islands), Koh Pahyan, Koh Payahng  and Koh Hu Yong.

Similan IslandSimilan Island The largest island in the Similan archipelago has a large granite outcrop shaped like a horseshoe with a panoramic view of the Andaman and surrounding islands from its crest.

Koh Similan is an excellent location for hiking and snorkeling. It encompasses a long curving bay with powdery sand beaches and wonderful underwater scenery. Beneath the shallow, clear waters, coral reefs and colorful fish abound. Spiny lobsters in rock crevices, sea fans and plume worms can be found in a small bay on the west of the island.


Surin National Park

Surin IslandMu Koh Surin National Park is located in the Andaman Sea and covers an area of approximately 135 square km. The five islets of Koh Surin Neua, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Kai and Koh Klang were declared a national park on July 9, 1981.



Surin Island The Surin Archipelago is highly rated for its excellent diving and snorkeling. Mu Koh Surin is close to the marine boundary between Myanmar and Thailand. The two main attractions within the national park are Surin Islands and the Sea Gypsies.

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