The Similan Islands (Thai: เกาะสิมิลัน) is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. It is a national park which was established in 1982. Since no tourist hotels are allowed in this national park it's still unspoiled as it should be :)
Similan Islands National Park was established after the one-year exploration by the Foresty department. The park is the archipelago consisting of nine islands which are Ko Bon, Ko Bayu, Ko Similan, Ko Payu, Ko Miang (two adjoining islands), Ko Payan, Ko Payang, and Ko Huyong. Recently, the park was expanded to included two remoted islands which are Ko Bon and Ko Tachai. The Similans are situated 70 kilometres from Phang Nga town. Similan is a Malay or Yawi word which means nine. Similan is one of the most famous diving sites in Thailand. means nine. Similan is one of the most famous diving sites in Thailand. It is located at 8°39′09″N, 97°38′27″E
Photo taken March 1995 - Minolta X-700 SLR camera with COKIN polaroid
No photoshop used!