Similan Islands, Thailand

Similan Islands in Thailand has become quite a popular destination amongst those, who seek for paradise-like-views with clear, blue waters, beautiful beaches and green surroundings. 

Similan Islands

Similan Islands

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Similan Islands Trivia

Similan Islands is an archipelago, which incorporates nine islands in total (in fact, word “Similan” means “nine”). In 1992, after a short exploration, which endured for only a year, a national park was established in the area.  The wildlife of the territory is rich indeed and therefore worth preserving, for example, one of the islands (Koh Huyona) is even prohibited for to be landed on by the visitors, since it could interrupt the turtles in the important process of laying the eggs.  However, the tourism offer is rather wide on all the other islands holding out something gorgeous to see and exciting do on each of the individual islands.

Similan Islands Diving

Similan Islands Diving

Similan Islands Diving

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Majority of the islands have become very attractive tourism sites amongst the scuba divers. If you too are looking for some amazing scuba diving experience, you should go to Ko Bon, Ko Bangu and Ko Payan islands. Several other activities are provided on Ko Meang, where the offer also includes activities like animal watching and hiking on the nature trails.  The marine and wildlife of the area has always drawn a particular attention, and, if being on the right time at the right place, you might have a chance to observe some of the 16 bat species or some other animals such as lizards, squirrels, crab-eating monkeys or flying lemurs. The archipelago is a great attraction for those, who are particularly fond of bird watching since it is known that about 40 bird species are inhabiting all nine islands in total.

However, not only divers and snorkelers have noticed the superb environments of Similan Islands. More and more frequently you can see the visitors, who arrive there in order to enjoy the yachting opportunities. The climate on the island is rather pleasant all year round since the average air temperature of the year is 27C. However, you should definitely keep in mind that during the rainy season, which normally lasts from May to October, the park is closed for the visitors, since this period is not safe neither for water activities nor other outdoor activities on the islands.

Similan Islands Tourism

The tourism infrastructure on Similan Islands is quite good providing various types of accommodation for example several camping sites and bungalows.  10 nature trails have been established and every one of them is about 6 kilometers long.

Similan Islands have been rated as one of the 10 best diving spots in the world. However, there is lots to do for people of various other interests as well, so, if you are in a search of truly scenic and breath-taking destination and outdoor experiences, which mingle with relaxation and tranquility of the life, Similan Islands could be the one.

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