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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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  • Stayed on Ko Tarutao for 4 nights on Ao Molae beach. 2 nights camping and 2 nights in a bungalow. Camping was 250 baht per night and the bungalow 600. Bike rental is available for 250 baht per day and...  more »
  • The various islands that make up the Park are a dream. I was in Koh Lipe and the Islands that surround it. You can rest between dream-like landscapes. Good food fresh from sea. Bars cool to drink at night or watch movies. GREAT snorkeling and diving. The fish are there! All the colors and variety to meters of the beach.
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  • Amazing place good for resting, sunbathing and snorkeling. The ticket is 200 BHT for an adult and you have to buy it going to any island for the First time. To travel around the park it's best to get ...  more »