The experience of being found in a lost world of absolute splendour, where untouched beauty of pristine beaches and the undisturbed call of the many voices of the wild, ring in ones ears, can be aptly defined as the perfect adventure. The Ang Thong National Marine Park offers her visitors that wonderful, tropical experience to be enjoyed and felt to ones heart’s content in the wonderful land of Samui.
The 42 islands that make up the Ang Thong National Marine Park are open to the public only for the first ten months of the year. In the months of November and December the park is closed to ensure that the beautiful environment has substantial time to recover from its mighty plays of pleasing the crowds. Hence one will most certainly find the richest forms of wildlife and the most beautiful facets of lush green growth here in the park of surreal beauty. The islands include limestone mastiffs, beautiful beaches as well as rainforests of tropical appeal, to give one a complete experience of the wildest beauty of untouched nature.
The islands project from the still blue surface of the ocean to heights of hundreds of metres, spreading grandeur and beauty across the landscape. The wildlife that can be found in their numbers include species such as the langur, along with pacific reef egret, ashy drongos, sea turtles, tortoises, pythons, lizards, hair nosed otters and white bellied sea eagles. In the ocean depths that surround the islands, the famous Thai delicacy of the short bodied mackerel swims in rich abundance.
On the waters of the Ang Thong National Marine Park, snorkelling, swimming and kayaking take their active forms as many fascinated enthusiasts flood the area in honest admiration of the beauties that surround it. The park is also an ideal place to walk around, admiring the sights that amaze such as the Koh Mae (a beautiful beach) and Thale Nai (the Green Lagoon).
When you are staying at a Samui hotel such as Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa, which is a leading resort in the region, trips could be arranged to the Ang Thong National Park. This place of surreal beauty is indeed a must visit location when you are holidaying in Samui as it is complete with the richest forms of natural loveliness.
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