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AO BANG BAO

8 miles from Koh Maisi Lek

AO BANG BAO. 11° 36.750N, 102° 31.975E

Anchor in 5-6 metres on sand in this pretty bay. Ashore there are three resorts, each with their own jetties, and a small village with restaurants and local styled shops. Crystal clear water and fine white sand characterise this bay.

World War II wreck

To the east of Ao Salak Phet, off a long beach, is the site of a naval battle between the French and Thai navies during WW II. The Thai vessel still lies between two yellow buoys marking the location. There are plans to sink a World War II 100-metre tank landing ship ‘HTMS Chang’ in the same location to create an artificial reef.

Further west, offshore at 11°53.692N, 102°15.448E the ‘HTMS Chang’ was scuttled in 2012 in 32 metres depth to create a local site for wreck divers.

The pier at Ao Bang Bao by BillO’Leary
The pier at Ao Bang Bao by BillO’Leary
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