Koh Tao Community History

Koh Tao is a small Island where some people thought its shape looks like a peanut, but the Islander said that if we look from Pha-ngan Island, it is shaped like a turtle. The Island area is about 25 sq.m located in Koh Tao sub-district in Pha-Ngan district, Surattani province. It used to out of survey and not exist in Thailand map before. Nevertheless, The King Rama 5, --------visited and left as their monogram at Jor Por Rao Bay next to Sai Ree as we can see the tracks till nowadays.

In the past, Koh Tao was used as a political prison. Many of Baworadej prisoners were transferred from Tarutao Island to Koh Tao in the reason of being an isolated Island in the gulf of Thailand, only wide sea was freedom control. One of them was also Sor-Sethabute, the famous Thai-English dictionary author. In the mean time, there were local people being settled down and had been fishing, coconut palm plantation, rice paddy and orchard.
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