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Koh Tarutao, a remote island, located in the Southwestern region of Thailand, is entirely untouched and spared from mass visitors. This is one of the rare places in Thailand that is yet not fully discovered or explored by many tourists. Interiors of Koh Tarutao have steep trails and rough roads where bikers and hikers might have a very good time. Hiking, kayaking and mountain biking are some popular activities here. Near Koh Tarutao are Ko Adang and Ko Rawi ideal places for snorkelling and diving.
Once a concentration camp for more than 3000 Thai criminals and political prisoners, Koh Tarutao Island is the largest island belonging to the “Tarutao National Marine Park”. During the Second World War II, food and medical supplies from the mainland were depleted, and many prisoners died from malaria. Both prisoners and guards who survived became pirates in the nearby Strait of Malacca. In 1951, British troops suppressed the survivors to prevent the rise of more prisoners. The movie Survivor: Thailand was filmed on this island in 2002.
Mangrove forests and limestone cliffs surround Koh Tarutao Island while the whole island is white turquoise blue, making the landscape very picturesque. The gorgeous site is home to more than 100 species of tropical birds and animals. A few rivers run through the island, and there is a massive waterfall in the middle of the jungle. For a rejuvenating and lovely stay amidst peace and serenity, you must head to Koh Tarutao this holiday season.
This site is sure to leave you stunned with its exceptional coral reef and crystal clear waters and extraordinarily stunning sunsets. Getting to Ao Son might seem a little tedious, but this journey is worth its while. The camping area at the Ao Talo Phante Malacca will definitely leave you wanting for more.2. Ao Ta Loo
This is the second largest island in the vicinity of the National Park. At Ko Adang, you have a lot of things to do like camping in the forest, trekking, etc. The accommodation services here are also very good. This island has some of the most fantastic trails, one of which is the compelling view of Koh Lipe and another is that of a dazzling waterfall.4. Ko Kai
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