general Information Preparing area to award as National Park Mu Ko Payam includes the section of beautiful sea and a group of 15,both big and small, islands such as Bang Chak island, Yio island, Sai Dam (black sand) island, Son (pine) island, Payam island, Thalu island, Fai Mai (fire) island, Song Phi Nong island and Kham island. Most of the areas located in Ko Chang National conservation forest, Khlong Hin Klong-Pa Khlong Muang Kluang National Forest Reservation and Pa Khlong Hua Khiao-Pa Khlong Ko Sui National Forest Reservation. It covers over 347-sq. km. Since 2532 BD, the area was researched due to the policy of National Park department, the Royal forest department of Thailand. Now its in the process of presenting the information to the National Park committee. The awarding as National Park will be later on.
Topography Preparing area to award as National Park Mu Ko Payam includes a section of the plain beach at Andaman Sea and can divided into 3 groups as follow
Beaches area, which stretches into the sea and covered with thick swamp forest. Therere many large canals lying across such as Ngao canal, La Ong canal, Rat Chakut canal, La-un canal, Bang Chak canal, etc.
The area which lying near the coastal
: such as Bang Chak island, Yio island, Sai Dam (black sand) island, Son (pine) island and other islands. Each of the islands covered with thick swamp forest in the east while theres beach and bay in the west. The virgin forest s also the main part of the island.
The area which lying far from the coastal: such as Chang (elephant) island, Thalu island, Ta Khrut island, Mo (pot) island, Pring island, Rai island, Fai Mai (fire) island which lying spread from north to south along with the beach line. Each of the islands covered with virgin forest while the coral reef is surrounding the islands.
Flora and Fauna Forest and trees community in Mu Ko Payam National Park can divided into
Swamp forest covers 33% of all National Park area. It includes the total of 35 species, 18 genus and 14 families of trees such as a small tree of the family myrsinaceae (Sa Mae), beans, white Pang Ga Hua Suum , red Pang Ga Hua Suum, white Prong, red Prong, Ta Tum Ta Lae, Luum Poe Ta Lae, red Faad, white Faad, mangroves, Sonneratia, Lam Pan, black Ta Boon, white Ta Boon and atap. Therere also Sam Ma Nga, Thao Ka Poh Pla, white Nguak Pla More, purple Nguak Pla More, Prong Ta Lae, Prong Noo.
Virgin forests cover 10% of all National Park area. It includes the total of 49 species of trees such as santol, Tam Sao, wild jackfruit, Khun Mai, Chieng Pra Nang Ae, hopea odorata Roxb., Teen Ped, Dep Tha Ro, Toong Fah, Yom Hin, parkia, Luad Kwai, Hlaw Cha Aon. Therere also Kam Puan rattan, red rattan, zalacca, moss and fern.
Beach forest where you can found in some part of Chang Island and Sai Dam(black sand) island. Trees found here are pine, Jik Talae, Tuey Talae and Prong Talae.
Flood plain where you can found at around Yew mountain, Sai Dam(black sand) island while lalang is mostly found here.
Wildlife, can divided into Mammals, includes a crab-eating macaque, Nok Yai Khon Reab, flying squirrel, squirrel, tupaia glis, wild hog, mole rat, mangoose, musk, mouse deer, loris, black langur of the genus Presbytis, gibbon, fishing cat, barking deer, Mae Kai bat, rats and dolphin.
Birds, There are 52 species of bird found here such as birds of the family Capitonidae, hawks, sandpiper, swallow, drongo, jungle fowl, a water rail of the genera Rallus and Amauropsis, Kin Preaw bird, osprey, mynas of the genera Acridotheres and Sturnopastor, ongo, Kak, hill myna, Plao, Dong bulbul, Baan bulbul, Khao Fai bird, Tob Yung bird, Kra Tae Taee Wad bird, Ped Naam bird.
Reptile includes monitor lizard of the genus Varanus, cobra, king cobra, python and many species of turtles.
Amphibian includes frog, toad, bullfrog, small toad and tree frog.
Insects include butterfly, dragonfly, grasshopper, Jing Jo Nam, Ma Lang Sab Ta Lae.
Sea resource includes Kam Daab crab, Sae Chuan crab, Chae Buay shrimp, Ka Tom shrimp, Deed Khan shrimp, Mae Hob, Ta Krom shell, Ka Ti shell, Jedi shell, white shell, small freshwater fish of the genus Periophthalmodon, Kra Bok, needlefish, Khang Lai fish, glob fish, Saak, red bass, white bass, cromileptes altivelis, , jellyfish, octopus, porcupine. Trepan and coral.
Tourist Attractions Ko Payam(Payam Island) Koh Payam Island is only about 10 by 7 kilometers. There are no discos, no beach vendors, and very few people making their living on rubber plantations. At the far end of Kao Kwai Bay is a small sea gypsy settlement.
Ko Phayam Island has numerous shady paths inviting for a hike to another remote bay. It takes about half an hour to walk to the little village on the east coast, and just over an hour down to Aow Yai Bay in the southern part of Ko Payam Island.
Koh Phayam Island has a few shops and bars in the village, and also e-mail facilities. The village is small and the neighbouring temple has his own jetty. Activities: Activities on Beach, Camping, Snorkeling Diving, Bird Watching
Hat Sai Dam Po Bay located in the south of Ko Sai Dam(black sand). Its a quite curve beach with a beautiful sight of beach and mangrove forest Activities : Activities on Beach, View, Cultural Sight Seeing, Nature trail study
Ko Chang(Chang Island) Koh Chang Island is only 1½ hours away from Ranong in the Andaman Sea close to the border to neighbouring Myanmar (Burma). This is Ko Chang Island on the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Its shape resembles a relaxing Elephant.
Ko Chang Island is one of the least developed islands along the Andaman Sea coast of Thailand and those, who want to stay away from any traffic on wheels will find it the perfect hide away. There are several nice beaches with different kinds of resorts, most of them still quite basic.
Koh Chang's Aow Yai, translated as "Big Bay" is the longest beach of the island and stretching for over 3 kilometres. It is the home to about 15 resorts of different style.
At Aow Siad and Aow Tadaeng you can choose between bungalows directly at the beach front or on
the cliff side, while the beaches at the northern tip of the island are perfectly secluded. All beaches are interconnected by foot paths. Activities: Activities on Beach, Camping
Hat Hin Ngam Hat Hin Ngam can be found around Ko Fai Mai (fire) . Its the only place where you can find rock beach among the entire island in National Park because its the place where varieties of rounded was piled up for a long time. It will reflect the light when theres wave. Activities: Activities on Beach, Snorkeling Diving, Cave/Geological Touring
Hat Sai Deang Hat Sai Daeng (red sand) is on Ko Ta Wua Dam where the sand is red like the color of brick because of the pile up of varieties of seashell for a long time ago. Hat Sai Daeng includes a sight of beautiful forest and hillocks. Activities: Activities on Beach
Ko Loa Activities: Activities on Beach, Cultural Sight Seeing, Bird Watching
Mangrove forest Theres mangrove forest near the coast where the forests still untouched by human. Therere varieties of dwelling system whichs good for natural activities and do mangrove research because this is the place where small leaf mangrove is still remain in Thailand. It located in the north of Yio Island. Activities: flowers admiring, Rafting-Canoeing-Kayaking
Mu Ko Takhrut Activities: Snorkeling Diving
Natural rock bridge is on Thalu island while white sand beach and the range of rockss on Ko Chang Activities: Activities on Beach, View, Snorkeling Diving
Contact Address Mu Ko Phayam National Park 192 Mu 4, Ngao Sub-district, Amphur Muang Ranong Ranong Thailand 85000 Tel. 077-813840 Fax 077-813841