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The Unseen Koh Phra Thong Tour That You Cannot Miss

September 17, 2019
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If you’re heading to Koh Phra Thong for your next holiday vacation, there are so many things that you can enjoy doing there. From wildlife to fauna, all of these are there for your enjoyment even as you travel on a speedboat towards the island.

At Koh Phra Thong, venture through the scrub forest, fisherman villages, and even a turtle nursery. If there is one thing that you must do here above all else, is take the Tak Tak Car to enjoy the extraordinary views Thailand has to offer.

Koh Phra Thong, Golden Monk Island

To reach this island, you can take an hour and a half boat ride from Khuraburi. Upon visiting this place, you’ll immediately understand why Koh Phra Thong was made a national park in 2001. With its beautiful golden beaches, tranquil waters, and one-of-a-kind ecology, this island is a paradise.

The name “Koh Phra Thong” means Golden Monk Island and is believed to relate to an old legend of a golden statue of a deity found here but lost a century ago. In place of the golden statue is the island itself. The west coast of the island is lined with golden beaches complete with warm sea waters. It is here that turtles come to lay their eggs as well! Grab yourself a snorkel or scuba diving gear and enjoy the wonders of the coral reef.

A True Paradise

With over a hundred species of birds and other rare animals, this is the place for a nature lover. Animals such as the Sunda Pangolin, Wild Boar, and even the endangered Fishing Cat resides in this stunning area. With its biological diversity, the island is a testament to how beautiful and full of life an island can be.

A Home for Turtles

If you do see anyone on the island, it is most likely at Ta Pae Yoi, an area where Thais and Moken live in homes perched on stilts over the water. It is they who have taken care of the local turtle nursery and lived a life of fishers and boat-builders as they always have. If you’re looking for a bungalow, you can find it on the North-West coast. Here, they are built with local materials and have ‘sustainable tourism’ as part of their operations.

Koh Phra Thong Tour

The island also offers a beautiful day tour called “Unseen Koh Phra Thong,” which begins at the pier. From here, you get into a sleek and modern speed boat that will tour you around the island. The boat will take you through a mangrove forest and head north, passing some fishing settlements along with a steep mountain covered in lush jungle. Heading west, you enter the beautiful ocean, giving you a view of Koh Phra Thong’s remote wild mangroves and inlets. Don’t be surprised if you feel a sense of awe to be able to view something a handful of people will ever get to see. The tour will also bring you to a peaceful beach.

The Peaceful Beaches

Nothing is better than relaxing at the beach after a good mean. After lying down, explore the beaches, or head into the water for a swim and even some snorkeling. Here, you will find coral reefs teeming with life. It is the Andaman Sea experience without the traveling-to-Similans part.

After thoroughly enjoying the wonders of the island, the speedboat will take you back to Nam Khem. If you want to stay longer, you can arrange for that as well. The tour will gladly arrange an overnight stay at Phra Thong Place including return transport.

If you’re a nature lover, a photographer, or anyone at all, you must visit this beautiful island. Only natural beauty fills this place that one cannot simply ignore! As a result, plan your next holiday trip to the magnificent Koh Phra Thong.

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