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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  • You arrive at the port where the first village with the Rangers, nicest people, place and beautiful sea. From there the road winds across the island at Ao Molae stayed well with modest eatery, in the company of monkeys. Good Bungalows from 600 \ 700 bath per night. Son Bay another secluded beach ... we were alone ... good cheap restaurant. We made walking to Molae (8 km return) passing to the river and its waterfalls. Cover the whole body ... you wont see them but the zanzarette they ... devoured! Even at sea floating around of zanzarette black acqua....ma sleeping bag these are seen! However it is a magnificent natural Park ... a Must!
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  • On the way to Laguna Island, the dock boat tourists must buy 200 baht for this national park ticket, in fact, we also have a domestic is tied to the mood of consumption, the next few days, especially the sea-Bay Island Tour, to the National Park, several small islands, including snorkeling, including watching the sunset and so on, really like here. This national park is not a place, is a lot of sea, many islands constitute Kazakhstan, it is worth the next to pack a boat, a good tour, where, like to stop, slowly appreciate, slowly bask in the sun, stunned.
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  • To come to this place you got that know that trip sell you it for the price they considered according to your face, you're going to go tight that sold more seats that can be, in the island prices soar in a very sharply to move from 60Bt renting bikes to 250Bt. The water passes 15 or 25 30Bt, 40Bt yogurt, and are forced to buy there because they have a monopoly where a family is having the only restaurant and rents. Rooms cleaning leaves much to be desired and they sold us room for 4 and got only 3 single beds. On the other hand the people service is arrogant and very little helpful. Finally, I put this comment that it is worth knowing the site that is amazing but I think it is important to prepare yourself mentally and assume you're going to get these goodies. Finally they have to know that it is a very Savage Island so if you don't like bugs, monkeys, wild boars and nature is not your place that here just got 18 to 24 hours and light in the rooms of 18 to 6 am by what a flashlight does not come evil and forget services ethyl Lipe or Railay.*No there are ATM and change that provides you with the security is 35 BT per euro (cash only) when in Super Rich we have changed to 38, 85Bt per euro.
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