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Mu Koh Similan National Park
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Contact Details

Address : Mu 1, Thap Lamu, Tambon Lam Kaen, Amphoe Thai Mueang, Phang-nga 

Telephone : +66 7642 1365, +66 7659 5045, 0 2562 0760

Operating day : All Day

Operating time : 09.00 - 18.00

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Attraction Details

One of the best islands in Thailand named “Similan Islands” which is listed in the world ranking of top ten of the most beautiful islands is like underwater heaven full of beauty from colorful corals, fish and rare dolphins. Meanwhile, beaches on the shores are surrounded by soft and delicate sand. Everyone who has visited Similan Islands must go to Island 8 to take a photo with sailing rock which is the symbol of Mu Koh Similan National Park like it is the important landmark to let everyone know that you have been to Mu Koh Similan.

Mu Koh Similan National Park is situated in Pang-Nga province. The work Similan is Malaya language meaning nine.  Mu Koh Similan is a small group of islands in Andaman Sea. There are 9 islands from the north to the south which are:

1.       Koh Huyong which has the longest beach in 9 islands. It is also the spot where sea turtles lay their eggs.

2.       KohPayang

3.       Koh Payan

*Surrounding areas of Island 1, 2, 3 or Koh Huyong, Koh Payang and Koh Payan are reserved to be the place where sea turtles lay eggs. Tourists are definitely not allowed to enter the island.

4.-5. Koh Meang which is the two islands connected to each other. It is where the office of the National Park is located. Rare hairy leg mountain crabs and Nicobar pigeons can be found here. There are 2 beautiful beaches.

6. Koh Payoo

7. Koh Hua Kalok is the islands that looks like skull. There are giant whipray, corals and underwater valley.

8. Koh Similan is the largest island. It offers both snorkeling and scuba diving to see corals and fish. The viewpoint is sailing rock.

9. Koh Ba-ngu is the diving area to see rocks underwater and Christmas Point rock pile.

Later on Ta Chai Island has been included in Similan Islands. Koh Ta Chai is a very beautiful island with white sand beach suitable for swimming. Rare hairy leg mountain crabs can also be seen here.

Travelling Season

Opening and closing times for travelling season annually are:

-         Closed from 16th May – 31st October in every year

-         Open from 1st November – 15th May in every year

The most appropriate period for travelling is between November and April

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How to get there

Tub-Lamu pier, Taimuang district, is the closet pier approximately 40 kilometers to Mu Koh Similan. It takes about 3-4 hours to get there. Karaburi pier, Karaburi district, is 70 kilometers far from Mu Koh Similan. It takes about 3 hours. Tourists who want to travel from Phuket province to Similan Islands can take the boat at Patong pier. Phuket province is 70 kilometers far from Mu Koh Similan. . It takes about 4 hours.

Thap Lamu Pier, located 70 kilometres north of Phang-nga at Amphoe Thai Mueang, is the nearest point to Similan. A boat trip takes around 3 hours. There is no regular boat service for travellers to the island. Boats leaving from Thap Lamu are suitable for group tours and the boat rentals range from 8,000-10,000 baht, depending on various factors. It is sometimes possible for individuals to hitch a ride or pay a reasonable fraction of the rental cost on a boat chartered by a group. This method is by no means certain and should be an option only for the adventurers who have time to spare. Visitors may contact the park office at Thap Lamu (Tel: 0 7659 5045) for further information. Tour operators provide transport and tour packages to this popular destination. 
- Fantastic Similan Travel at tel. 0 7648 5998, 08 6601 1563
- Medsine Tour at tel. 0 7648 6268, 08 6089-1777 or visit www.similanthailand.com
- Mantapoint at tel. 0 7648 5745, 08 1273 9279
- Thaplamu Andaman Tour at tel. 0 7644 3411 

A boat trip from Patong Beach, Phuket takes around four hours. Visitors can contact Seatran Travel Tel: 0 76219391-2. Diving companies in Phuket also organise a three-day trip. Prices range from 9,000 to 25,000 baht, depending on the level of luxury, and include food, and accommodations.

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