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History of Koh Tao

History of Koh Tao

Before 1943, Koh Tao was uninhabited. At that time, the island was a jungle with an abundance of turtles and big flocks of pied imperial and Nicobar pigeons…

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Koh Tao Weather

Koh Tao Weather

From October through to March, the tide is high, so it’s better and easier in places for swimming and snorkeling with the beaches and bays full of water…

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Flora & Fauna

Koh Tao Flora & Fauna

Flora on the island consists of four main types 1. Dry evergreen forest 2. Mixed deciduous forest 3. Dry evergreen forest with the ‘Koi Naam’ tree 4. Beach Forest…

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Getting here & around

Getting to Koh Tao

Getting to Koh Tao

Bangkok – Koh Tao combined ferry & bus ticket is the cheapest and most popular way of getting here. Currently, only Lomprayah Catamaran offers this service…

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Getting around

Getting around Koh Tao

Koh Tao is a small island, and it’s possible to walk about and explore most of it in 3–4 days. The roads here are about 80% concrete, and the remainder is dirt track…

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Koh Tao Emergency

Koh Tao Emergency, Offices & Services

There is Koh Tao Government Hospital, Rescue Koh Tao and numerous private clinics on the island. However, there are only a few resident physicians…

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