National parks in Ban Ko Nok Taphao

Mu Ko Ang Thong

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Mu Ko Ang Thong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand, at the shore of the Surat Thani Province. It covers 42 islands in a total area of 102 km², of which only 18 km² are land. The park was established on November 12, 1980.

The name Ang Thong (Thai: อ่างทอง) means bowl of gold, while Mu Ko (หมู่เกาะ) simply means group of islands.

Since 2002 the park is also registered as Ramsar site number 1184.

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In contemporary culture, the marine park was the location for the island paradise in the novel The Beach by Alex Garland

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0.9km from Ang Thong, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

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