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There are 132 islands around the Krabi coastline, many of them only small rocky outcrops and others larger and uninhabited. Without any doubt the most exclusive group of all is the tiny Koh Hong archipelago.
Koh Hong is named after the word hong, Thai for room, and this refers to the natural limestone amphitheatre created within the island by erosion. It all began as a cave system that collapsed inwards and eroded to sea level, leaving only a large lake with a small passage to the sea; at high tide longtail boats can enter this strange rocky arena, and one can swim in water a meter or more deep.
Koh Hong is also called Koh Lao Li Pe. The rest of the Koh Hong islands include Koh Lao or Koh Sa Ka and Koh Lao Riam. The archipelago is located just in front of Amari Vogue Krabi, its attractions being spectacular beaches and hidden lagoons brimming with shoals of colorful fish, shallow and deep-water coral reefs and various kinds of fish.
Popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sea-canoeing and nature studies on the 400-meter hiking trail around Koh Hong. It is a popular destination for environmentally friendly sea canoe trips. Permanent wildlife includes sea eagles and starfish.
It is worth to remember that the archipelago is free from tourist accommodation and that it is inside the marine area of Tarnbook Khoranee National Park, inland. The ranger’s house is in Koh Hong Bay and visits require a payment of a 200 baht National Park fee.
Private trips take off right from the beach at Amari Vogue. It takes only 25 minutes to reach the hidden paradise. Not to be missed is the Koh Hong lagoon. Inside this natural amphitheatre, mangrove trees show off their beautiful uneven roots that grow from the un-submerged part of their trunks.
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