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Similan islands in my Dream

Similan National Marine Park

      The Similan Islands are justly for their rich coral reefs.clear waters and pristine beaches.The best diving months are between December and may when the weather is fine and under water visibility at its best.The name similan is belived to derive from the Malay word "sembilan" nine,because there are nine islands in the group.
     They are all relatively small and with-out any human population except for park officials and occasional tour groups.for many generations.The only human visitors were the chaothalae or Sea Gypsies who came to fish near the abundant reets.The Similans are located around one hundred kilometres northwest of Phang Nga in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea.In 1982,the entire 128 square kilometres area was declared a marine national park,and since that time this small group of islands has become one of the leading attractions for visitors to southern Thailand.
      Unfortunately,the islands also attracted visitors of a different kend.Fisherman using dynamite wreaked havoc,destroying coral reefs with their explosives belore collecting the dead and stunned fish before moving on to revage other areas.Commercial trawlers also wrought havoc with corals and fish populations alike.Before the damage could reach catastrophic proportions.national park rules prohibiting trawlers came into force.while the reef blasters were driven further afield by the growing poppularity of the area with tourists.
     
   The Similan Islands National Park is a marine national park which has the clearest sea and the finest white sand in Thailand. There are nine islands in a line from north to south. The word Similan is from the Melayu language which means nine. There are nine islands: Hu Yong Island, Pa Yang Island, Pa Yan Island, Miang Island, Ha Island, Pa Yu Island, Hua Kalok Island (Bon Island), Similan Island, and Ba Ngu Island. Nowadays, there is another island which joins the Similan Islands National Park called Ta Chai Island. This island is between Similan Island and Surin Island.
   
There are two possible routes to take around the national park. The first one is the general trip at Paet Island or Similan Island where you can camp overnight. The notable features of this island are the horseshoe-shaped bay and the sailboat-shaped stone. The second possible route is Si Island or Miang Island where the office of the national park is located. You can see the stunning beach and visit the Lan Kha Luang viewpoint. At the viewpoint, the scene is as beautiful as the one from the Hin Ruea Bai Viewpoint at Paet Island. There are resorts and a source of fresh water available for tourists.

There is an island called Nueng Island or Hu Yong Island, where tourists are not allowed to travel. This is the most naturally preserved island in the entire park. The island is reserved for sea turtles which lay their eggs around November to February. One of the attractions at Similan Islands is the beauty of world ranked deep-water coral reefs. You can experience both snorkeling and diving around the national park. The high season of Similad Islands is from November to April. It is stormy during the month of May, so the national park is closed.

 How to get there
Similan Islands is about 40 kilometers from the mainland. The nearest pier is Thup Lamu Pier which is about 20 kilometers from Tagua Pa District. Follow the route no. 4 (Tagua Pa-Tai Muang). Around Ban Kaen, there is a junction on the right, it is about 5 kilometers to the pier. Before reaching the pier you can see the office of Similan Islands National Park on your left.
It is a comfortable two hour trip to Similan Island. There are several daily powerboat services available for tourists in high season (November-April). It is 1,500 baht for a roundtrip. It is possible to stay overnight and return the next day. Additionally, you can get there by charter boat. Ask for more information as this service is not available every day. Expect to pay 20,000-40,000 baht to charter a boat if you travel as a group.
Camping is available at Paet Island and there is a guest house at Si Island resort with fan or air-conditioner including facilities.
Address: 93, Mu 5, Ban Thup Lamu, Phetkasem Road, Lum Kaen Sub District, Tai Muang District, Phang Nga Province, Thailand 82210For more information, you can contact Similan Islands National Park
Telephone: 0 7645 3272, 07642 1365 , Office 0 7659 5045

Suan Muk Kaew Beach or Dhamma Kaya Beach(Koh Yao Noi)


Suan Muk Kaew Beach next to Tha Kao Beach is only 500 meters long.It,however,is the owner of the great nature, both the beach and the clear water.The viewpoint on the hill behind the beach offers the far sight seascape view.


Location: 2 kilometers further next to Tha Khao Beach
How to get there: More appropriate to tour round the beach by motorcycle as it is rather far from the entrance.From the tourist service center,ride along the beachside road in the east passing Tha Khao Beach where is a right turn to a Mosque.Continue for for another 100 meters where ehere is a small laterte road on the right uphill, go along to meet a concrete road and further for 150 meters an entrance to Suan Muk Kaew Beach is there, with a total distance from Manoh Pier of about 12 kilometers.

Suan Muk Kaew Beach or Dhamma Kaya Beach is the land pwned by Dhamma Kaya Abbey for public use as a peaceful retreat by the beach to meditate and relax. The area was divided into three parts--a wide green grass field for meditation,a small 100 meters long beach Suan Muk Kaew Beach, and a hillside viewpoint Muk Tawan. to visit the beach, tourists should respect the place with no alchoholics or things that disturb.


Suan Muk Kaew Beach is a small sandy beach.The quiet atmosphere is perfect for strolling and relaxing.


Tha Khao Beach ( Koh Yao Noi )


Tha Khao Beach is the closet beach to Manoh Pier. The clear water and beautiful beach is not the prominent asset for Tha Khao Beach.However, visitors looking for the calm and quiet atmosephere choose it as destination. There is a bungalow opening for travelers.

Location: 1 kilometer further next to Klong Chark Beach.
How To get there: By motorcars from the Pier to the beach where 3-4 resorts are available. Tourists may find accommodation first at Tha Khao Beach and hire motorcycles to tour round. Careful ride is recommended as some parts of the beachside road are under construction. The beach is about 10 kilometers away from Manoh Pier.

Tha Khao Beach is unique with a redish brown beach line in a wide area of 1.5 kilometers where at low tide looks like a combination of 6 football grounds. Tha Khao Beach is one of Koh Yao Noi's beaches with beauty varieties. From the center, a brownish white sandy ridge lifts to from a passage from the beach to Koh Nok in the heart of the sea very uniquely--recognized as the most beatiful viewpoint for sunrise. At the lower part of the beach is where an important pier in the east Tha Khao located for fisherman and passenger boats. Tourists may hier local boats here to visit Koh Phak Bia, Koh Lading and Koh Hong.


Tha Khao Beach is far from Manoh Pier about 10 kilometers. The sandy-gravel beach is curving inward the island. Visitors can walk to Koh Nok nearby in low tide.
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Klong Chark Beach ( Koh Yao Noi )


Klong Chark Beach
Going north, next to Pa Sai Beach, Visitors can enjoy the long beach at Klong Chark Beach. It is perfect for swimming and strolling to appreciate the seascape of the Phang Nga Islands.


Location: 100 meters further next Pa Sai Beach.
How to get there: from Manoh Pier, tourists usually take motorcar at 80 baht/person to the beach---- about 9 kilometers away from the pier-where resorts,lodges and food shops center to find accommodations before hiring motorcycles to tour round.

Asked for the liveliest beach on Koh Yao Noi, Klong Chark Beach comes frist with the beach of white and brown sand stretching longest in the eastside, plus food shops and resorts for tourists to choose from beachside bungalows to 5- star resorts. Tourists come for relexation and drive to visit here days and nights.

With a straight shape as long as 2.5 kilometers, Klong Chark Beach is beautiful with panoramic views.At high tide,the white clean sandy beach is narrower, ideal for swimming .A view of beautiful and romantic sunlight at dawn is here to admire.


Klong Chark Beach, locates east of Koh Yao Noi.It is white clean beach perfect for visitor services, A road stretches along the beach let travelers go from beaches to beaches easily.