Extraordinary scenery of limestone cliffs towering 900 feet above the emerald water of the lake, surrounded by verdant rainforest, this is the gigantic Ratchaprapa Dam or Chiew Laan Dam. Chiew Laan of Thailand and Kui-Lin of China are similar by their incredible enormous mountains. Read more
The Ang Thong National Marine Park is 32 kilometers to the northeast of Samui Island. Consisting of 42 small islands it was designated the Ang Thong Island National Park in 1980. Ang Thong National Marine Park is considered one of the most beautiful archipelagos in Thailand as the name “the gold basin (Ang Thong) of the gulf of Thailand” demonstrates. Read more
Located in Thansadet-Koh Pa-ngan National Park in Surat Thani, Koh Pa-ngan is a magnificent island with a rich marine ecological system. Sparklingly clear seawater and sandy beaches make this place popular among foreign tourists. Koh Pa-ngan gets exceptionally busy because this is the venue for the Full Moon party, one of the world-renowned beach activities that take place on Rin beach every full moon. It is said that Koh Pa-ngan is the most awe inspiring place to witness a full moon.
It is not only the joyful parties and music that attract people, but the natural beauty of the island itself has a magnetizing effect on visitors. For example, the tranquil Srikantang beach becomes extraordinarily beautiful in December and January because the seawater appears to be clearer than other times of the year. Try Nai-pan beach, which provides a peaceful and private atmosphere for swimming and sunbathing.
How to get there
By car: from Bangkok drive along Highway No.4 (Petch Kasem Road) through Petchburi – Prachuap Khiri Khan to Chumporn. Then take Highway No. 41 that heads to Surat Thani. By bus: catch a daily bus service at Bangkok Bus Terminal (Borom Rajchonnani). For further information, please call 02-793-8111. From Surat Thani, follow the highway No.401 that heads to Donsak subdistrict. Then turn left to enter the highway No. 4142 to Donsak Sakon harbor, and hire a ferry boat taxi to Koh Pa-ngan.