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Koh Yao island (เกาะยาว), sometimes written Koyao or kohyoa, is a group of islands in the middle of 3 big Provinces Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi but Koh Yao islands belong to Phang Nga Province. There are two main islands, Koh Yao Noi (Small Long Island) and Koh Yao Yai (Big Long Island) Koh Yao Noi being the more developed of the two.
Koh Yao Noi remains a beautiful island, where most people still believe that the island should be preserved from human degradation. It is often described as one of the last islands in the region to not be overly developed.
Koh Yao Yai island also is a natural beauty, remaining the least developed of the two islands. Koh Yao Yai is significantly larger than Koh Yao Noi due to a lack of (basic) infrastructure in some areas of the island.
In Thai history (17th - 18th century) people from Malaysia & Indonesia were immigrant to Koh Yao Noi & Koh Yao Yai and also people from nearby Province Krabi, Trang and Satun. The evidences are in their langue that combine with Thai & Bahasa words and also the name of nearby islands of Koh Yao are still in Bahasa Melayu words such as pulau ayam, pulau bunga, pulau musang, pulau bilik etc.
The main industries on the island are fishing, palm plantation, coconut plantation, rice farming, rubber planting and boat building techniques here have been passed from father to son and, while some of the youngsters leaving Koh Yao seeking the bright lights at big cities such as Phuket, Krabi and Bangkok.
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