Emerald Lake – Mu Koh, Ang Thong National Marine Park

THE island info logo 2015

Emerald Lake called “Talay Nai” by the locals and occasionally “Blue Lagoon” following the Hollywood movie The Beach, is one of the most popular and stunning features of the mainly uninhabited 42 Island archipelago, Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Emerald Lake,Thai Talay Nai, Blue Lagoon,Hollywood movie, The Beach,  Ang Thong National Marine Park, Mother Island, Mu Koh

Ang Thong National Marine Park is located in the Gulf of Thailand within the Koh Samui archipelago of Islands that also includes the famous party Islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan as well as the picturesque Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan.

ang-thong-national-marine-park-koh-samui-archipelago-surat-thani-province-mu-ko-ang-thong-national-park-sign-mae-koh-lagoon-blue-lagoon

Emerald Lake, surrounded by immense limestone karst walls and lush green foliage is linked to the sea via an underground tunnel.

087 MU KO ANG TONG, NATIONAL PARK, THAILAND, 2014

This stunning saltwater lake created by mother nature is better appreciated from a viewpoint reached using a combination of stairs and paths that take you 100 metres above the lake itself. This strenuous 20 to 30 minute walk is not for the faint hearted, it is hard work but well worth the effort.

emerald_lake_mu_koh_anthong_samui_island_info_lake_view_point_tour

Emerald-Lake-ang-thong-mu-ko-koh-island-info-samui-tours-Thailand

Emerald Lake,Talay Nai, Blue Lagoon, tours, arkbar, island info ,  Ang Thong, National Marine Park, Mother Island, Mu Koh (70)

From the lookout, in one direction you can see Emerald Lake, when you turn around you can see the limestone tropical uninhabited islands of Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Ang-Thong-National-Marine-Park-emerald lake-mu koh-island info samui-tours

From here you can climb down towards Emerald Lake, as tempting as it is, for conservation reasons, swimming is prohibited in the lake.

Emerald_Lake_Talay_Nai_Ang_Thong_National_Marine Park

Emerald-Lake-ang-thong-mu-ko-koh-island-info-samui-tours-Thailand.saltwater-lagoon-

On the walk to or from the lookout it is very likely that you will see one of the local monkeys watching you as you puff and pant towards your goal.

Mu Koh, emerald lake, ang thong national marine park, island info, samui, tours, Dusky_leaf_monkey_Trachypithecus_obscurus

After the walk back down the steps you can cool down with a swim, some snorkelling or for the more energetic, some kayaking.

Ang_thong_national_marine_park_koh_mae_koh_beach_longtail_boats_island_info_samui_tours_snorkelling_swimming_beach

Mu Koh is easily reached by speedboat from any of the neighbouring Islands within the Koh Samui Archipelago. Daily Tours can be arranged at local Tourism Authority of Thailand licenced agents.

ang-thong-national-marine-park-koh-samui-archipelago-surat-thani-province-mu-ko-ang-thong-national-park-sign-mae-koh-lagoon-blue-lagoon-viewpoint

MAP, SAMUI, FERRY, PHANGAN, TAO, ANG THONG, NANG YUAN, MAPS

       Facebook 100      Twitter 100      YouTube 100      Pinterest 100

 

4 thoughts on “Emerald Lake – Mu Koh, Ang Thong National Marine Park

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s