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Koh Tao

Information & History

Information & History of

Koh Tao

Koh Tao is only about 21 sq Km and is remotely located about 70 km far from the mainland.

From 1933 to 1947 Koh Tao was used to jail political prisoners of the Bowaradech Uprising.

Many were transferred from Koh Tarutao to Koh Tao by reason of its location lonely in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. The community in Koh Tao was settled at the first time when the villagers from Koh Samui and Koh Phangan immigrated and were on the land of Koh Tao in 1947.

Before that there were some people who came and used the land for coconut plantation and small fishery. During the past 25 years the reputation of Koh Tao’s natural beauty, especially its marine life and coral reefs due to the island’s distance from the mouth of Mae Nam Tapi, which affords high visibility and an abundance of marine life. It soon became one of the major dive sites of South East Asia.

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Above Koh Tao

Aerial video of Koh Nang Yuan, Koh Tao

Liu Xinran
"After a long hard flight from Chengdu to Koh Tao, the friendly and passionate staff let me find the feeling of home in the foreign country. " Liu Xinran
Thomas Wong
"Ban’s is the only place we will stay in Koh Tao. The service is fantastic, and along with the location, everything is incredibly convenient." Thomas Wong
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