While visting Kohtaotourists can find amazing picture-postcard views of shady palm trees , bright blue lagoons and amazing sunrises
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KoTao islandis located about 75 km east of the coastline inbetween Suratthani and Chumporn in the Gulf of Thailand and its approximatly 21 kilometer in size - so small but not too small.
The most visited of the beach, Sairee Beach especially in high season have a scattering of sun worshippers but there's also less visited, more secluded bays and beaches.
They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam & Khun Oh who got to Koh Tao by boat from the neighboring island of Kho Phangan, the island was still under protection of the king in those days but it did not prevent those fortune seekers from staking their claim.
During the last 11 odd years the islandhas changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the largest diveoperation centres in Thailand, attracting all levels of diversand water lovers alike.
Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand's Prime Minister at the time, asked for and received a royal pardon for KoTao's prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by The King of Thailand.Koh Tao is a beautiful islandin the gulf of Thailand.
It seems strange that such a tourist tropical paradise should have been originally earmarked as a prison.