Tourists flock to Phang Nga islands after the opening of the area

Koh Surin Island National Park Thailand

Koh Surin Island National Park Thailand

Many Thai and foreigners have flocked to Phang Nga islands after the reopening of the area on 1 November.

As 1 November is declared the first day for travel in the marine national park in Phang Nga province, more than 1,000 tourists, both Thais and foreigners have flocked to the Similan islands and the Surin islands. After 7 months of closure, the islands off Phang Nga province have been revived in both natural resources and the environment is as pristine as ever

Mr Phanumat Samsinium, the Chief of Similan National Park cited that the facilities and security preparations were ready for all incoming tourists. Meanwhile, guesthouses would be open by December. Tourists were requested not to bring foam and plastic packages or garbage into the park areas and not to dispose of them in the sea.

The Similan and Surin islands have been closed since 16 May 2009 due to the monsoon season. During the closure, the national park administration have undertaken the improvement of the environment around the islands. The Similan islands have been voted by tourists around the world as one of the worlds top 10 most attractive places. (NNT)

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