Photo: At Ao Talo Wao.

Things to see and do

Cycling, hiking and beach-hopping, Ko Tarutao

Travelling by bicycle, there are two ways to go from park headquarters at Ao Phante. The southeastern route to the Talo Wao historical trail is a great option, but those set on swimming and hiking should opt for the slightly easier western road. Vast beaches, paths leading through dense jungle and refreshing mountain streams await. So does a sore ... Read more about Cycling, hiking and beach-hopping, Ko Tarutao .

Ao Talo Wao historical trail, Ko Tarutao

From 1937 to '48, Ko Tarutao was seen as a hell in the deep sea, according to an info board at the entrance to the Ao Talo Wao historical trail. Of the roughly 3,000 prisoners interned here, hundreds died of disease and starvation, and many more became feared pirates. Informative signs and dilapidated buildings provide a glimpse into this riveting chapter in Thai ... Read more about Ao Talo Wao historical trail, Ko Tarutao .

Pha Toe-Boo Cliff

This 114-metre-high karst rock formation is conveniently situated a few hundred metres from the visitor centre at Ao Phante. The short but picturesque trail leads through some tight pinches, steep stairways and several cave-like nooks along the rocky walls. Trees and the macaques that swing in them are abundant. After the 15- to 20-minute hike, you emerge at a breezy viewpoint with tremendous ... Read more about Pha Toe-Boo Cliff .

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