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Tarutao National Marine Park, Satun

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Tarutao National Marine Park consists of 51 islands in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Satun Province of southern Thailand. The Tarutao National Marine Park consists of two island groups: Tarutao and Adang-Rawi, which are scattered from 20 to 70 kilometres distance from the south-westernmost point of mainland Thailand. The park covers an area of 1,490 square kilometres (1,260 ocean, 230 island). The southernmost end of the park lies on the border with Malaysia. Tarutao became Thailand's second marine national park on 19 April 1974. The coastal Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park had been designated in 1966.The name "tarutao" is a Thai corruption of its original Malay name, "pulau tertua", "old, mysterious, and primitive island."Ko Tarutao was the setting for Survivor: Thailand, the 2002 season for the reality television series, Survivor. The Philippine version of the series was also set there six years later.Main (larger) islandsThere are essentially nine islands of note in the Tarutao/Adang-Rawi archipelagos: Tarutao Archipelago * Ko Tarutao - The largest of the islands, Ko Tarutao is 26.5 km long, and 11 km wide. The highest point is over 700 m. Forest covers over 70 percent of the island. Klang Archipelago *Ko Klang, Ko Khaiเกาะไข, Ko Ta-Nga The Adang/Rawi group of islands * Ko Adang, Ko Rawi, Ko Lipe, Ko Butang, Ko Lek* In the Adang Archipelago, the small island of Lipe is the most important. With water available year-round, it is the home of the largest permanent settlement, of approximately 800, and the gateway for boat transportation in and out of the Adang group.
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  • Fantastic snorkelling trips! We were on the road almost every day and looked at the wonderful underwater world.
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  • Yes, they are becoming few, islands in Thailand archipelago that are not receiving lots of tourists.Here it largely lived up to the National Park's account and not conceded developers. Most of Koh Tar...  more »
  • We ride the boat from Koh Tarutao island On the island the oncoming rainy strongly relies on eating Bento lunch together in the home of the sister of ate the Park officials to stop rain saturated fall fit at sundown in the path's history has seen its luster LOH trucker salvage jail red and read history of Koh Tarutao marine that before here had detained prisoners because of remoteness from the Mainland and there is such a beast crocodile shark, another stormy both as barrier to the prisoner's escape as well. But here is a beautiful tourist attractions. Has natural abundance shaded by trees and has been very popular when ten years before. But now there are fewer, because tourists flock to travel to Lipe island. more natural Lipe island is destroyed.
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