Posted by Jen on 25 September 2007, 8:32 pm
Two Thai beaches recently made it into a list of the top ten beaches in Asia compiled by John Borthwick for an Australian news service.
Ko Adang was rated the second best beach in Asia. Located on the southern end of the Anadman Sea cost, Ko Adang is located in a region well known by rock climbers and all night parties. Huge rock formations tower over the clear waters of Ko Tarutao National Marine Park. Ko Adang is one of 51 islands located together about 30 kilometers from the mainland. While the party action is just a boat ride away, on these islands you’ll find only clean, empty beaches and endless silence filled with the sound of waves on the shore.
Thailand’s Mae Nam beach featured in ninth place. Located on the popular island of Koh Samui, Mae Nam is easy to get to. Unlike the island’s eastern shores, the northern beaches are quieter and more secluded. Although the strip of sand is slimmer, there are far fewer people around to share it with. Palm trees shade the beach which enjoys calm, clear waters.
Other beaches which received mention in the list included Kenting Beach in Taiwan, Occheuteal beach in Cambodia, Calangute in India, Dungun in Malaysia and China Beach in Vietnam. China’s Yalong Bay was compared to Hawaii. Sri Lanka’s Bentota beach came in third place, while the first beach to be mentioned was Saud Beach in the Philippines. Thailand was the only nation contributing two memorable beaches to the list.