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The sacred rocks of Ko Hin Ngam

January 19th, 2010

Ko Hin Ngam is small island in front of the bigger Ko Adang and known for its many vulcanic rocks. The Thai locals believe that taking one of these rocks away from Ko Hin Ngam will cause you a great amount of bad luck. A information sign on the island even specifies the meaning of this bad luck and according to the ancient rock beliefs steeling some of the vulcanic marbles will lead to the death of your family members.

This legend is also known as the Curse of the God of Tarutao which consists in 5 simple rules of bad luck. Number 1 to 5 read the prediction of fatal accidents happening to you like, number 2, being overthrown of the island, evoking the shattering of the lifes of family members, the loss of property and foryune and last but not least, the loss of your life.

By longtail boat to Ko Hin Ngam By longtail boat to Ko Hin..

Thai locals might take the curse of Ko Hin Ngam more than serious, tourist tend to laugh at the sign while they pick their favourite marbles.

From Ko Hin Ngam you will be able to look back south to see Ko Lipe and the smaller Ko Hinkaow, turn right for a view of Ko Adang while Ko Rawi and the smaller Ko Lo Kuaj, Ko Paung and Ko Sa Maung are located on your left.

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Travel Tips for Ko Hin Ngam Thailand:

Where to stay in Ko Hin Ngam: Stay at the Koh Lipe Mountain Resort its gorgeous

What to do in Ko Hin Ngam: Visit the sacred island of Ko Hin Ngam and see if you resist taking the forbidden rocks

Where to eat in Ko Hin Ngam: Take a packed lunch on board of your long tail boat

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Name: Jenny
Age: 10-17
Travel type: Family holiday

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The sacred rocks of Ko Hin Ngam
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Ko Hin Ngam
Period: Nov '09-Jan '10
Lenght of stay: 1 day
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Travel Review

Liked: The beautiful vulcanic rocks
Disliked: The curse is a bit scary and look out for the sea urchins!
Trip Rating: Good

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