Koh Yao District consists of a group of islands
with beautiful beaches in Phang-nga Bay. There are all together
44 islands. Two most important islands are:
Yao Yai Island
Yai Island (Koh Yao Yai) is the biggest island in Koh Yao District.
There are many beaches on the island, such as Tikud Bay, Klong Sorn
Bay, Sai Bay, Lo Pa Raed Beach, and Laem Nok-ok. Lo Pier is an important
pier on Yao Yai Island. The water at the pier is sparkling clear
with school of fish swimming around. Visitors can also see how the
local villagers make dried anchovies, a famous product of the island.
On Yao Yai Island are inexpensive bungalows for rent along with
home-stay programs with local villagers in order to learn their
life style. Visitors can also rent a long-tail boat to go snorkeling
at Khai Nok and Khai Nai Islands.
Yao Noi Island
Koh Yao District administrative office is on
Yao Noi Island (Koh Yao Noi). There are many beautiful beaches,
such as Pa Sai Beach and Tha Khao Beach. There are resorts, inexpensive
bungalows, or home-stay programs available on the island. Visitors
can also rent a boat from Yao Noi Island to "Pa Koh", numerous small
islands nearby, such as Lao Ka Lao Island, Lao La Ding Island, etc.,
or to Hong Island in Krabi.
Apart from the beautiful nature on Yao Yai and Yao Noi islands,
visitors can find handicraft made by the local housewives such as
fish-scale flowers, flowers made from leaves of Para rubber trees,
dried anchovies, shrimp paste, etc.
Travelling to Yao Islands, visitors can go by
boat and ferries form many piers:
- Bang Rong Pier (Tha Rue Bang Rong) - in Tambol Pha Khlok,
Thalang District, Phuket.
- Laem Hin Pier (Tha Rue Laem Hin) - in Tambon Koh Kaew,
Muang District, Phuket.
- Thien Sin Pier (Tha Rue Thien Sin) - on the way to Sirey
Island in Phuket Town.
- Rassada Port (Tha Rue Ras Sa Da) - in Tambol Rassada, Phuket
- Customs Pier (Tha Rue Daan Sul La Ka Korn) - in Tambon
Koh Panyee, Phang Nga.
- Thalane Pier - in Ao Luek District, Krabi.
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