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ASEAN Heritage Parks

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

A marine national park that comprises of 42 islands and has been listed as Ramsar Site in 2002. It is abundant with both island’s terrestrial and marine biological resources including 4 flagship species, namely Indo – Pacific Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus), Finless porpoise, (Neophocaena phocaenoiodes), Bryde’s Whale, (Balaenoptera edeni) and Green turtle (Chelonia mydas).

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Location
It is located in Ang Thong Sub-district, Koh Samui District, Surat Thani Province, about 35 km. west from Koh Samui and Pa Ngan Island.
Area
108.032 km2
Date declared as an AHP
2019
Other international designations
RAMSAR
Habitat types
7 ecosystem: dry evergreen forest, ecotone forest, evergreen forest, mangrove forest, beach forest, seagrass bed and coral reef
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Mu Koh Ang Thong has become the crucial nature–based destination for Koh Samui tourism industry which was rated of No. 10 in the Top 10 Island in Asia by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and No. 5 in the Best Islands in the World to be visited by CN Traveller Magazine (year). Famous as day trip nature-base destination from Koh Samui on weekdays. Enhanced tourism developemnt is proposed with Community Based Pha Luay Route with the development of new tourism product that starts from Don Sak Peir heading to Southern part of Koh Pha Luay which are non-park portion.

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