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Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Koh Tao. It is famous for its diving spots and its great snorkelling beach. Many day trippers come from the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui, as well as from Surat Thani on the Thai mainland. There is only one restaurant, at the Nang Yuan Resort. It has a selection of Thai and Western food. One of the best dishes on the menu is the barbequed fish.
It's a great place for divers or persons who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ko Samui. The island is geared more towards relatively affluent divers than backpackers on a budget. There are hardly any ocean currents and there is a wide selection of dive sites and dive shops, dive schools, and resorts. Activities other than diving are on the increase and the food and nightlife options are some of the best in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao is a small island of approximately 21 km² and receives over 100,000 visitors per year.
The islands cover 18 km² of the park, the major ones are Ko Phaluai, Ko Wua Ta Lap, Ko Mae Ko, Ko Sam Sao, Ko Hin Dap, Ko Nai Phut and Ko Phai Luak. Highest peak is located on Ko Phaluai at 396 meters asl. Islands consist mainly of rugged and steep limestone hills, sinkholes, caves and inland marine lakes. There is one nomadic village at Ko Wua Ta Lap and one other at Ko Phaluai, other islands are uninhabited.
This island used to be home to 500 people in the 1960s, however, after higher wages on the neighboring island of Koh Samui, most inhabitants emigrated there. School and the health center were closed; most houses are empty. Now there are about 50 people living on this island. The island is only reachable by boat from the fishing village Thong Krut on the south coast of Samui. From other places to Koh Tan will take a longer time.
Koh Madsum is a small island in the Samui Archipelago, which consists of about 69 islands. It is just a few minutes boat ride from the south side coast of Koh Samui. The island is a paradise with a lovely beach, friendly pigs. These pigs arrived in Koh Madum swimming across the sea from the neighboring Koh Taen. The island is a great stop for a day trip which is off the beaten path from Koh Samui.