NANG YUAN VIEWPOINT
Nang Yuan viewpoint off the mainland of Koh Tao is a quick and easy walk if you want to get off the beach for a while. You access the path from the end of the beach from Nang Yuan Island. It is a great spot to see the two islands that are connected by a beautiful sand bar and crystal clear waters.
To get there you take a water taxi or ferry from mainland Koh Tao. You can also take day trips from the surrounding islands.
HOW TO GET THERE
You take the board walk at the south end of the beach and follow the promenade round the coastline.
After about 5 mins you will reach a sign directing you up the hill to the top.
The climb is a little steep but easy as there is a concrete path that leads through overgrowth to the top.
When you reach the top of Ko Nang Yuan viewpoint there are few boulders to climb which gets you to the viewpoint. This part is a little tricky but if you take your time the climb is manageable.
It is important to note that there are no barriers or wooden support floors when you arrive. It’s just good old fashioned rock. Be careful and take your time, especially if you are with children and don’t go too close to the edge.
The sign at the start of the walk to the top advises people not to climb the top rock. You can access the rock below but there is one more slightly above the viewpoint. It can get incredibly windy up there and climbing the top rock is not safe. However, people were climbing it when I was up there but I would definitely not advise it.
Terrain: Boardwalk and stair climb
Time: 10-15 mins each way (20-30 mins)