The name "Similan" is derived from a Malay word meaning nine - very apt for a National Park that comprises nine islands. The park occupies an area of around 30,000 acres and has been in operation since September 1982. The bulk of the islands that make up the park are uninhabited. The park's office is located on Koh Miang, the second largest island in the group. The park is renowned for diving and trekking. See Similan Islands for more information.
Details: As with all National Parks there is a 200 Baht entrance fee. The park is closed between April and October. Accommodation is available.
National Park Division
Tel: 0-2579-0529, 0-2579-4842
Mu Ko Similan National Park Office
Mu 1 Tambon Lam Kaen
Amphoe Thai Muang
Tel: (076) 411-913-4