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Andaman Sea coast set for UNESCO recognition

Three conservation areas on the Andaman Sea are to be nominated for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recognition by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa.

As the islands prepare to welcome tourists on October 15, Varawut was inspecting a maintenance and waste collection project on Koh Miang of the Similan Islands in Phangnga province.  Reports in the Bangkok Post said the ministry plans to propose the Andaman Sea Nature Reserves to UNESCO. The area of around 30,000 square kilometres covers three Andaman coastal provinces of Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket. The nomination process will be finished in February next year.

The Phang Nga Bay area, including Khao Lak, the Similan Islands and Surin Island, is the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday and diving. There are many untouched locations where…

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