Nature-loving tourists flock to Koh Phra Thong


PHANG NGA – Growing numbers of tourists have headed to Koh Phra Thong in the southern province of Phang Nga to enjoy the charming Andaman scenery. 

Koh Phra Tong is the biggest island in Phang Nga and the fifth biggest one in the country. The island was selected in 2003 by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as an unseen attraction, thanks to its unique geographical features.

Thick fossil reefs have a formed an expansive plain on Koh Phra Thong. The island boasts a mangrove forest on the eastern side and a savanna, dotted with man made ponds, in the middle; the ponds were dug decades ago by miners working on the island.

What also makes Koh Phra Tong a must-visit destination for nature lovers is that the island is home to rare wildlife such as the Sambar deer, lesser adjutant storks, and Nicobar pigeons.