Mu Ko Phetra is one of Thailand’s many marine national parks. Situated on the Andaman Sea coast in Satun and Trang provinces the park consists of a wide area of coastline and over 30 islands. The area is blessed abundantly with a diverse range of flora and fauna, mangrove forests, birds, common mammals and reptiles. The white-bellied sea-eagle, common wild boar, crab-eating macaque, spectacled langur, mouse deer, squirrel, tree shrew, brahminy kite, the wreathed hornbill, great hornbill, collared kingfisher, fairy-bluebird, pacific reef-egret and the brown-throated sunbird are some of the popular sightings.
Established on the 31st of December 1984 Mu Ko Phetra was the 14th marine national park and 49th national park in the nation of Thailand. Located on the coast of the Andaman Sea in the provinces of Satun and Trang the park consists of over 30 islands and a wide area of coastline.
Some of the most popular islands in the park are,
• Ko Phetra: One of the two largest islands this island consists of oddly-shaped cliffs. These cliffs with the surrounding sea make them an ideal spot for divers.
• Ko Khao Yai: the other large island, this too consists of castle-like limestone rocks. The other attraction is the Ao Kam Poo, a bay with a waterfall and stream that tends to awe many travellers. Travellers may also witness sea turtles that come to lay eggs.
• Ko Bulon, a beautiful island with clear water and coral reef.
• Ko Lidi is a rather big island with a beach.
The majority of the islands are formed of steep limestone rock formations and small beaches that are often used as a temporary residence by local fishermen during the fishing season.
Mu Ko Phetra is situated in the tropical zone experiencing constant temperature as well as rainfall throughout the year. The heaviest rainfall is experienced between the months of May and November. The parkland contains a variety of habitats such as open water, coral fringed islands, sandy beaches, forest covered islands, rocky islands, a few patches of mangrove forest, beach forest and tropical forest.
The area of open water and 30 islands are blessed abundantly with a diverse range of flora and fauna, mangrove forests, birds, common mammals, and reptiles. The, common wild boar, white-bellied sea-eagle, brahminy kite, great hornbill, wreathed hornbill, spectacled langur, crab-eating macaque, squirrel, mouse deer, tree shrew, collared kingfisher, fairy-bluebird, brown-throated sunbird and pacific reef-egret are some of the popular sightings.
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