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Koh Lipe,Satun(Lipe Island)

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Tarutao National Marine Park  consists of 51 islands located in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Satun Province of Southern Thailand. The Tarutao National Marine Park consists of two island groups: Tarutao and Adang-Rawi which are scattered from 20 to 70 kilometres distance from the southwestern most point of mainland Thailand.
 The park covers an area of 1,490 square kilometres (1,260 ocean, 230 island).  The southernmost end of the Park lies on the border with Malaysia. Tarutao became Thailand's second marine national park on April 19, 1974. The coastal Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park had been designated in 1966. The name Tarutao is a Thai corruption of its original Malay name, Pulau Tertua (the island of old).
The park was established in 1974. In 1982, it was listed as one of the original ASEAN Heritage Parks. It was also submitted to UNESCO for inclusion to the World Heritage in 1990, but its listing was deferred in the fifteenth session of the World H…