Lam Kaen is a perfect travel destination for tourist that like to dive

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Lam Kaen
Lam Kaen

The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, in Lam Kaen.

The Similan archipelago of Lam Kaen consists of eleven islands. All the Islands are located in the Mu Koh Similan National Park, which covers over 140 square kilometers. The Islands are the perfect travel destination for tourist that like to dive and explorer remote and desolated places full of wildlife. The largest island is Koh Similan and is probably the best place to start your adventure. All the Similan Islands are surrounded by crystal clear shallow waters that harbor excite rock formations and spectacular coral reefs. The marine life around the Islands is unmatched in Thailand and the region.

What do you want to know about the similan islands?

Similan Islands means Nine Islands in Yawi, which is the native tongue of the area. In 2014 the National Park expanded its area and the two islands Koh Bon and Koh Tachai where placed under its protection.

When to visit Lam Kaen

The fragile and unique eco systems on the Similan Islands are one of the major attractions of the area. But because the fragility of the nature reserve it can’t endure the massive tourist industry. Therefore, the Government of Thailand is protecting the Islands by closing them down for the public during the Monsoon season, which starts around May and ends in October. Between these dates the park is closed for all tourist and other visitors. Unfortunately the remoteness of the Islands does not fully protect them.

Wildlife protection and preservation

In the year 1982, just one year after the full exploration of the islands, the Similan Islands became a protected National Park of Thailand. Since then the Thai Government is restricting access to multiple islands and beaches to protect the wildlife on the Islands. Additionally law prohibits sport fishing and commercial fishing in certain areas. This helps in protecting the wildlife that is absolutely pristine and unique for Thailand. On the Similan Islands you will find various varieties of tropical singing birds, reptiles, small critters and amazing sea creatures that migrate onto the land. The Andaman Sea around the islands is one of the best-kept secrets of Thailand.

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