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Ko Nang Yuan

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Aquamarine water embraces either side of a long stripe of white sand connecting three rocky hills on Ko Nang Yuan, one of the more visually impressive islands in Thailand. All over Ko Tao and as far away as Ko Samui, travel agents use the tiny island as a poster child for that perfect paradise, attracting enough day trippers to threaten the very beauty that they come for.

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There’s no doubt: Ko Nang Yuan is gorgeous. Visibility is excellent at the large coral reefs found off either shore. While not super fine, the coral sandbar is stunning and it can be a lot of fun to swim off one shore before stepping across to the other, and back again as many times as you like. A sturdy wooden walkway skirts massive boulders to afford views of Ko Tao, which stretches only a few hundred metres away at its closest point. In the old days it was possible to swim between the two, but boat traffic now makes that ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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