Koh Kho Khao Story

Residents of Koh Kho Khao were drawn to settle on the island by the thriving trading route in the ancient time as well as by the location of the Takuapa Province during the Rattanakosin Era (the rise of Thailandís current dynasty). These inhabitants retained their traditional Buddhist beliefs.

Koh Kho Khao has an area of 63 km2, and one 15 km road from north to south. There are five villages: Ban Muang Mai, Ban Nok Na, Ban Pak Koh, Ban Tung Tuk, and Ban Bang Neing.

More than half of of Koh Kho Khao is terrestrial woodlands and mangrove forests, including red and black mangrove species. Some parts of mangrove forest were damaged by the 2004 tsunami, but have since been restored. The terrestrial forest is increasingly likely to be felled for agricultural use.

deserted beach

mangrove conservation