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Guide to the Ang Thong Marine National Park in Thailand

The Ang Thong Marine National Park is a group of 42 islands located in the south of Thailand. Ang Thong, which means golden bowl in the Thai language offers panoramic views and scenery for tourists visiting the area. The whole area of the archipelago is about 250 sq km. The limestone islands of the national park occupy about 50 sq km.

If you visit the park, you will notice a distinct karst topography arising from the sea. Karst is a distinctive topography in which the landscape is largely shaped by the dissolving action of water and surf on carbonate bedrock. Many of the islands are located within a close distance of each other, hence its possible to travel by boat between the islands. The islands in Ang Thong Marine National Park are of different sizes. Most areas of the islands are covered with lush greenery and tropical rainforests. Most of… Continue reading