Ko Miang, Thailand
Ko Miang is two adjoining islands in the Similan Islands, off the coast of Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. The Similan Islands were established as a national park in 1982 and consists of nine islands. The sea in the area has an average depth of 60 feet. Underwater it is full of rock formations and coral reefs in several shapes and forms, resembling such things as deer, leaves, brains, and mushrooms. The area is considered the best place in Thailand for divers.
The central island of the group, Ko Miang, is the only island which is inhabited. There is also a number of excellent dive sites around this and the small adjoining island including one which features huge boulders leaning together forming many interesting tunnels and small caverns. Small white tip sharks, rays, snapper and turtles are just a few of the species of marine life.
Things to See & Do
* Diving and snorkeling
* Relaxation on the beach
* Bird watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Land Area – 140 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Travel Links – There are several dive trips going to the Similans from Phuket and some from Khao Lak. Both day trips and live aboard cruises are available. Dedicated cruises usually start at 4 days and 4 nights (4d/4n) in length. Many shorter trips are available, often with operators who have a large vessel on the islands over summer and who do regular transfers using smaller speed boats.