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Koh Mook, must-visit destination in Thailand

Koh Mook is the third largest island at Trang Sea

Thailand is considered as a tourist paradise of Southeast Asia, owing to many spectacular natural, cultural and historical attractions and various foods. There are many tourist destinations in Thailand that you can find a relaxing place with your family after busy working days. Among them, you should not miss Koh Mook which is a wonderful island for your trip.

Koh Mook is located in the Southern Andaman Coast region of Southern Thailand. It is the third largest island at Trang Sea. Koh Mook is virtually more interesting for its beautiful beaches of fertile natural surroundings. It is the island of ancient communities mostly Muslim. Villagers normally use long-tailed boats to travel between the island and Kuan Tung Ku Pier taking only about 15 minutes. Travel Indochina tours

Koh Mook is the third largest island at Trang Sea

Koh Mook is the third largest island at Trang Sea

Koh Mook is positioned just off the mainland, near the islands of Koh Kradang and Koh Ngai. The island’s feature is of high cliffs and rocks facing the open sea at the western coast. The island’s eastern coast is the plain with the cape heading towards the main land where Ban Koh Mook is located in between the sea. One side is Hua Laem Beach and Sapanyao Pier while the other side is Phangka Bay. Swimming can be done along the shoreline, the area of fertile seaweed which is the delicious food for the sea cow. It is one of the largest islands of Trang province and offers some decent beaches and excellent food. You will find great bars and restaurants, comfortable resorts and cheaper backpacker fare. High season tends to be from mid-October to mid-April. There are more facilities there for tourists, but is still rustic enough to give you the feeling you are getting away from it all. It is a great place to bring the family. Thailand travel packages

Coconut trees are standing against the wind at Koh Mook

Coconut trees are standing against the wind at Koh Mook

The limestone karst geology of Koh Mook have created gorgeous high cliffs on its western side, a perfect nesting ground for tropical and migratory birds (especially swallows). A walk, bike or motorcycle through the mountainous island’s interior takes you through rubber plantations and natural forest, allowing you to enjoy birdsong and the sounds of other wildlife. The paved surfaces of the paths on the south and west make travel easy across the island, which is not very big.

One of Koh Mook’s most famous features is Morakot or Emerald Cave. Not really a cave, but a collapsed sinkhole, visitors can swim (or kayak or boat at low tide) through a narrow passage, to be let into a large interior space with clean white sand and walls that open to the sky. The exciting journey to Morakot Cave besides seeing the marvelous nature creation is the way to reach the cave by swimming one by one into the entrance of the cave with the width of not more than 10 meters and little area above the sea level. This can allow only a small boat to pass through during low tide along the channel of 80 meters long. After passing the entrance to the other side, you will stand at the large hall roofed by the sky looking like standing inside the very large funnel. The sand beach will be seen in the middle of the hall surrounded by high cliffs. The sunlight during midday will be straight through the mouth of the funnel. The reflection of the sea creates the emerald color as the name “Morakot Cave” which means “Emerald Cave”.

One of Koh Mook's most famous features is Morakot or Emerald Cave

One of Koh Mook’s most famous features is Morakot or Emerald Cave

With breath-taking scenery, great bars and restaurants, comfortable resorts and friendly people, Koh Mook is a perfect tourist destination to relax after long working days. Besides Koh Mook, you can spend time on visiting nearby islands such as: Koh Kradang, Koh Ngai, etc. These islands will help you to feel fully beauty of the nature in Thailand.

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