The Similan Islands in Thailand are home to some of the most breathtaking underwater fauna and flora, especially in the surround of The Similan Archipelago National Park. If you are a keen diver or simply appreciate the beauty of nature, the Similan Archipelago National Park is one of the Thailand attractions that should not be missed. The National Park, located amongst the Similan Islands, off the west coast of Thailand, was only opened to the public and declared as a National Park in 1982 after over a year of exploration by the forestry department. The Similan Archipelago National Park is home to nine different islands, including two very remote islands, which are a sanctuary for some of the most spectacular native fauna and flora to Thailand and South-East Asia.
The Similan Archipelago National Park provides sightseeing attractions from depths as shallow as two metres through to as deep as thirty metres. There are a number of diving fares scattered throughout the islands which are made up of granite and rock formations. The shores of many of the beaches are also covered in the lush white sands of the Andaman Sea. The Similan Archipelago National Park provides something fun for the whole family to enjoy, with day trips offering guided scuba dive tours, snorkelling tours and boat tours.
All nine islands which make up The Similan Archipelago National Park are uninhabited, making this exotic paradise a 130 kilometre large sanctuary for thousands of different species of marine wildlife. This tropical paradise is an underwater playground just waiting to be explored.