Hundreds of dazzling starfish spotted at Hat Nopparat Thara National Park Area – Phi Phi Islands


It is said that during the first to fifth waxing days of the month, at the lowest tide, sea shallow coral reefs and shallow seagrass that stretches for more than 1 kilometer can also be spotted at Ao Thung, Nong Thale Subdistrict, Mueang District, Hat Nopparat Thara National Park Area – Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Province.

Orange-red sea starfish lining up in a long line, along with light yellow sea starfish create a dazzling and impressive beauty. As the sea tides go down, the animals still appear in a large number in the Gulf of Thung. There are shallow coral reefs, and seagrass that stretches for more than 1 kilometer, as well as a beautiful morning sunrise view with mountains and sea. As the picture does not do it justice, the natural wonders here are highly encouraged to be viewed in person.

Hat Nopparat Thara National Park Area is a 387.9 square kilometer marine national park. Established in 1983, it is an IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Category II protected area with coral reefs. The average temperature ranges from 17-37 degrees Celsius. From October 2015 to May 2016, 1.168 million tourists visited the park. 77% or 900,466 were foreigners, bringing in revenues worth 361.91 million baht, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.


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