Located south of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, today we visit Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park.
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park consists of an archipelago of 42 different islands which spans over 102 km2 area.
To reach Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park we too a ferry from Koh Samui north which was about a hour and a half long. The time went quickly as you can tell below, I was quite occupied. 😴
We arrived on the main island of Ko Wua Ta Lap, the main headquarters and facilities for the island location. Here there are bungalows, camping grounds, restaurants and shops that visitors can visit while on the island.
Here I hiked what was one of the most steep trials of my life to the Wua Ta Lap viewpoint. The was about 30 minutes long/500 meter, (I know, thats not a long time Steve) but had a trail of steep man made rock steps. Also, hiking in about 100 degree weather with humidity didn’t help much either.
Along the way up I had some watchers who kept an eye on me while I made the journey up.
And once at the top, I had the view of a lifetime. Absolutely no complaints here…WOW.
After Ko Wua Ta Lap, we boarded out boat and headed over to Ko Mae Ko which was about a 20 minute ride north. From the base camp you can hike for about 20 minutes to reach Thale Nai, the islands salt water lake which is surrounded by limestone cliffs that connect it to the sea.
The visit was great to this national park, although I wish I was able to visit longer than a day. I recommend a visit but if possible, try to rent one of the bungalows for a night or two.