Thailand East Coast

Ang Thong Marine Nation Park, Surat Thani

The numerous islands along the coast makes Surat Thani (often known as Surat in short) a perfect hideaway for vacationers from around the world. The ideal destination for many is the Penang-sized Ko Samui, Thailand's third largest island, and its neighbor Ko Pha NganȽa celebrated island that hosts the biggest beach full moon party. To top it all is the dazzling 250-square-kilometer Ang Thong Marine National Park, where a stunning archipelago awaits to greet visitors with their charming palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water and colorful coral reefs.

South of Surat lies Nakhon Si Thammarat province which in addition to its great history boasts pristine verdant jungles abundant with luxuriant vegetation and is also noted for picturesque beaches and beautiful waterfalls.

Over the last few decades, Songkhla the province south of Nakon has been rapidly developed and is currently a unique attraction worth visiting. Blessed with natural resources such as fine beaches, enchanting waterfalls, and a tranquil lake, the province has an abundance of tourist attractions and an amazing range of seaside resort towns. Moreover, the old section of Songkhla still maintains its unique identity of ancient and historical flavors through local architecture and cuisine.

Images courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

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The northeast monsoon wrecks its havoc on the Gulf of Thailand coastlines during the months of November to February.

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Most diving along this coast happens of the three island group, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Thao. In addition the Ang Thong Island Group National Park is an amazing place to explore. To reach Mu Koh Ang Thong, boats can be hired directly form Surat Thani on the mainland or get the boat from Koh Samui to the national park.

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