Thailand: Ang Thong Marine NP – Koh Wua Talap Island & Viewpoint

Koh Wua Talap Island is the largest in the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Here, besides the stunning beach with swaying palms is an insanely brutal steep hike to the top of the island for the best panoramic views of the entire 42-island national park. It’s very steep and in the +40C heat and near full humidity – I think I lost 10 pounds just sweating on the way up. Nearly an 800 ft gain in a 40-minute climb make a lot of people turn around and return back to the beach, but if you make it to the very very top observation platform (there are 4 other observation platform along the trail), you will be rewarded with perhaps the best view in Thailand!