|Koh Tao This is a small island
to the north of Ko Pha-ngan, which can be reached
either from Surat Thani or Chumphon. There are several
beautiful beaches and coral reefs around the island.
Simple bungalows are available. Like Ko Tarutao,
Ko Tao was once a place where political prisoners
were detained. Nearby Ko Nang Yuan is a coral island
with a high viewpoint and long white sandy beaches.