RELIGION
Buddhism is the prevalent religion in Thailand, however the vast majority of inhabitants in Kho Yao are, in fact, Muslim. There are some estimates that suggest that up to 95 per cent of the population in Koh Yao Noi are Muslim. There are several mosques in Kho Yao, and the

EDUCATION
Koh Yao Village (Essentially the capital of Koh Yao Noi) received a low level of education until recently. According to the Koh Yao Children Community Centre, there are now several primary schools and two high schools available to the residents of Koy Yao Noi. In total, about 1,200 students are

POPULATION
According to figures in the Koyao directory, Ko Yao, Thailand has a population of about 12,000 people. However, this is split into the 2 Ko Yao Islands with the population of Ko Yao Noi being approximately 4000 and Ko Yao Yai just 8000. It is believed the original inhabitants of

NATURE
Forestry Compared to much of Southern Thailand, the nature and wildlife has been preserved very well throughout the Phang Nga Bay, the region, that includes Ko yao Noi. This is partly because the area has been less frequented, perhaps as a result of its National Park status. Today, forests constitute

GEOGRAPHY
The enchanting district of the KoYao islands, encompasses some 44 small islands and covers an area over more than 140 square kilometres. Nestled in this archipelago lie two main islands – KoYao Noi and KoYao Yai. Although KoYao Noi is the smaller of the two islands, and only covers an