Tarutao National Marine Park, Satun

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Tarutao National Park consists of 51 islands in the Strait of Malacca, off the coast of Satun Province of southern Thailand. The Tarutao National 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 . 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 Khai เกาะไข, 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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  • I traveled to Tarutao in March 2017. There was not many people at that time. I stayed there for 3 days in a cheep bungalow with tin mattresses on the floor and not in the best condition. the big disap...  more »
  • In my humble opinion, the purpose of a National Park is to preserve wilderness and keep it in pristine condition. While staying on Koh Lipe, we took a snorkelling trip on a long tail boat to Koh Rawi....  more »
  • The large island of Tarutao island is located the thayan can visit on the way to Koh Lipe. Good use of the water crystal clear and beautiful, but have to pay up the island.
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