Similan Island to Temporarily Close for Monsoon Season

BANGKOK (NNT) – Tourism authorities are inviting travelers to Similan Island before its pristine tourism spots are closed for the monsoon season.

Similan Island, located in Phang Nga Province, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters and spectacular coral reefs.

The island features unique rock formations, including a sail-shaped rock, a boot-shaped rock and one resembling the head of Donald Duck. Visitors can also enjoy various activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and hiking to the viewpoint that provides a breathtaking view of the sea.

The island’s sail-shaped rock and horseshoe-shaped bay are popular selfie spots among tourists. However, the northern part of the island is also worth exploring, as it boasts other uniquely shaped rock formations that continue to fascinate visitors. Similan is of course known for its stunning coral reefs and colorful fish species, making it a haven for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts.

Officials noted that tourists only have less than a month left to visit Similan, as the island will be closed from May 16 to October 15 for the monsoon. This temporary closure aims to allow the natural environment to recover fully.

Once the island reopens, visitors can once again experience the beauty of Similan Island, known for its unspoiled natural surroundings, crystal-clear waters and stunning marine life.



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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.