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Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park

Koh Samet Attractions

Sparkling white sand and rocks above the blue sea is archipelago of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park. The park has been formed in 1981. In structure of reserve have come Koh Samet, Khao Laem Ya cape and Mae Ramphueng Beach is 11 km long. The group of archipelago islands includes: Ko Kudi island, Ko Kruai island, Ko Ma Kham, Ko Plai Tin island, Ko Thaiu and Ko Chan island. Each island on the is good and has the attractive feature which you should estimate necessarily.

Located in 200 kilometers from Bangkok in province Rayong, Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park cover National sea reserve the area in 131 sq/km. the grounds, the seas and islands up to which is possible have lain to reach from capital of Kingdom. The majority of travellers come here to enjoy beach vacation and activities, but there are also other kinds of productive leisure, such as underwater research of reefes, the walk and bicycle tours around archipelago.
Bangkok Airport Transfer Services,Transfers from Bangkok Airports to Koh Samet & Koh Chang, cheap taxi,

Topography Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park

The park's area is located on the islands and around the coastal zone Siam gulf. The region is surrounded with granite mountains Plet and Laem Ya. Koh Samet is formed by mountain ridge Kra Jom mountain. Island extend from the north to the south. The western slopes higher, than east. The island is surrounded with the beaches, alternating small rocky ledges. Beaches basically cover east coast of Koh Samet.

The area in the center of island is hilly. Local residents live on plain near a coast, and also the majority of locals live in the north and the east of island.

The southern tip of Ko Samed is surrounded by three smaller islands : Ko Chan " Lunar island ", Ko San Chalam" the spark island " and Hin Khao " white stone island ". Others 8 islands laying in borders of the park: Ko Plai Tin "a print of a foot", Ko Klet Chalam "a dwarfish shark", Ko Makham "tamarind island", Ko Kruai "conic island", Ko Kudi " monastic", Ko Thai Khang Khao " island of bats ", Ko Talu " hole island " and Ko Yung Kluea "island of salt copies".

Climate of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park

Clear and warm weather lasts from October till February. The average temperature + 28*С, minimal 20*С happens in December. The maximal temperatures are established in April - 33-36*С. Average rainfall 1330мм, humidity of 77 %. Strong rains basically go in September.
During high season from December - February winds blow. Min speed of 5 knots, the maximal 50 knots.

Flora and Fauna

The trees in Khao Laem Ya park grows depending on a natural zone and conditionally can be divided into the following groups:

- The dry evergreen forest is the basic kind of trees on continent and islands and which can be found everywhere. These are such trees and plants, as: Cansjera rheedei, Cleistanthus helferi, Memecylon cyaneum and Wrightia arborea, etc.
- The beach forest which is a shelter for many kinds of animals and insects, includes every possible palms, Thespesia populneoides, Streblus asper, Xylocarpus rumphii and Terminalia catappa.

Fauna includes mammals, birds, reptiles and underwater world .
Mammal : squirrels, the palm crab, the flying fox, mice, etc.
Birds : it is totaled about 120 kinds.
Reptiles : a sea monitor lizard, prickly geckon, flat head gecko and about 15 various kinds of reptiles.
Amphibians : it is confirmed only 4 kinds of amphibians living in park a toad, a wood frog, the frog - bull, etc.
Underwater world : it presents a variety of tropical coral reefs and all that surrounds them.
On islands also nests some kinds of waterfowls, sea turtles sometimes swim away. Are not rare here and sharks which are not dangerous to the person.

Islans of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park

- Ko Chan small island located at southern cape of Koh Samet. Excellent vacation spot for snorkelling and diving.
- Hin Khao Island the small size, lays to n-e from Koh Samet. The name " white stone island" it has received for a plenty of white cobble-stones covering island. This place use for bird nest. Here excellent spots for diving and snorkelling are located.
- Kruai Island (Makham Island) and Plaitin Island. This group of islands is located in 600 meters to the north of Ko Kudi islands. During low tide Ko Kruai and Ko Makham islands incorporate with each other a beach and a coral reef. The Plaitin Island lays in 400 meters from these shores.
In these places you will find fine coral beaches reefes with the rich marine life .
- Koh Kudi is located in 2.5 km to the east of Koh Samet . The area of island 0.16кв.км. Koh Kudi is surrounded two small islands Koh Thai Khang Khao and Koh Tham Ruesi.
Kudi Island has the station of the rangers. The island has fine snow-white beaches and coral reefes. Nin Mangkon's rock on the southern side of island - a fine viewing point. Koh Kudi is perfect for diving and snorkelling fans. There is a camping here.
- Koh Talu is located in 8 kilometers from Koh Samet. The island possesses the unique form because of which, it has received the name. In the north of island the high rock acting in the sea, and were the natural bridge is located. Under the bridge sea waves have punched to themselves a wide aperture,for as Talu has received the name - " Hole island "...

Contakt information: Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park

Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park
79, Mu 1, Ban Kon Ao, Hat Mae Ramphueng-Phe rd, Phe Sub-district, Amphur Muang Rayong Rayong Thailand 21160
Tel. 0 3865 3034 Fax 0 3865 3034 E-mail

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