2 Days Under The Sea Festival!
Koh Tao, or Turtle island, is located near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand, and can be reached by a ferry from Surat Thani, Chumphon, Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan. With its quiet, undisturbed beaches, this small island north of Koh Samui has become a magnet for those who are looking for a more laid back island paradise where the emphasis is uncrowded white sandy beaches, exotic coral and crystal clear waters – which, makes this the ideal destination for divers.
But apart from the island’s natural beauty and beaches, Koh Tao is also an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Unfortunately, since its “discovery” in the early 80’s, it has become clear that development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds. And to kickstart this year’s event at the Opening Koh Tao Under The Sea Festival, is non other than the Thai actress Aom Phiyada and husband Art Sara. And one of the main highlights of the opening ceremony would have to be the eco-friendly cyclists who have joined hands for the Cycling Along Koh Tao activity – which aims to promote a more eco-friendly way of sightseeing the island.
Sharing the same passion and determination, The Green Leaf Foundation was jointly established by 6 organizations;
- Tourism Authority of Thailand
- Thai Hotels Association
- United Nations Environment Program
- Demand Side Management Office of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
- Association for the Development of Environmental Quality, and
- Metropolitan Water works Authority