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Koh Phangan Island Guide

Koh Phangan Island Guide

Koh Phangan (Ko Phan Gan also) is a magical tropical island in southern Thailand, about 20 kilometers north of Koh Samui. An island for adventurers and backpackers, luxury hotels are found here, but a large number of simple and mostly charming bungalows. Not without reason, as Koh Phangan have plenty of secluded beaches shaded by palm trees and many trekking trails for the adventurous mountain tours offered to visitors. Koh Phangan is famous among divers for its beautiful coral reefs. The tourist center of Koh Phangan is Haad Rin Beach on the south coast.

Full Moon Party: Koh Phangan is world famous for his youthful backpackers. To the 10,000 young tourists meet every month on Koh Phangan Full Moon to the ultimate beach party. International and Thai DJ’s let the guests on the beach with techno, trance, Goa, D & B, reggae easily lose control.

Where? Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan.

When coming here to do the full-moon party, it’s worth taking a three or four-day stay on Koh Phangan.

Warning: The Full Moon Party is still known for high drug use for many visitors, which is severely punished by the police in Thailand. During the party, the Thai police are well camouflaged with civilian investigators prior to any possession of drugs such as cannabis, opium and methamphetamine is widespread in Thailand.

The best time to travel to Koh Phangan is the months from December to March. In April and May it is very hot and dry, the so-called rainy season comes down to Koh Phangan from about September to December. So that the months of July and August, since then it’s usually not too hot and humid, are regarded as good travel time.

Koh Phangan Getting there: By plane from Bangkok to Koh Samui, Samui then take the ferry port of Nathon or from the piers in Bophut and Mae Nam Beach and Big Buddha Beach by boat to Koh Phangan. The Koh Samui Airport is currently several times daily from Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya, approached, Krabi and Singapore.
Lunch also runs a boat from Mae Nam Pier on the beaches of the east coast to Had Tien and Thong Nai Pan.
Second Possibility – about 19.oo evening by bus from Bangkok Southern bus or train to Suratthani [12h]. The bus and train tickets are booked up to Koh Phangan, the morning is like an express boat or ferry to Koh Phangan.
Third Ability: With the bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal or train to Chumphon [7h]. Then by boat or express boat to Koh Phangan. There are also boats from catamaran Lomprayah that can also drive in bad weather and have a closed air-conditioned cabin. They run daily from Chomporn and Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. See more on getting here

The Beaches: Koh Phangan has many secluded beaches shaded by palm trees and is mostly visted by backpackers from around the world. The beaches of the island in comparison to neighboring Koh Samui, far less developed for tourism, quieter and less populated. At many spots are coral reefs for snorkeling.
On the beaches of Koh Phangan there are a range of accommodation, many bungalows and hotels are located on Haad Rin Beach, south of Tong Sala (also Thongsala) where tourists arrive by ferry. In Tong Sala has a hospital, shops, travel agencies and a Thai boxing arena. In the north of the city, the beach Ao Nai Wok, which especially good during the monsoon season from September – December is very popular because he is protected from the winds too strong.
The beaches like Ao Tong, Chao Phao, Haad be reached through the small narrow island roads.
The beaches in the north-west of the island to the Salad Beach, the Long Beach and the Son and the beaches on the southern tip of the Haad Rin and Haad Sarikantang. Haad Rin and Haad Sariang opposite the beach on Koh Samui Bhoput a beautiful location offering views of the larger neighboring island developed for tourism and are the best.

From Haad Rin Beach you can also take one of the so-called water-taxi (boat taxi), actually fishing boats (longtail), to other beaches and bays on the east coast of the island.
The 700 meter long Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island is located on the north east coast of Koh Phangan with fine, white sand beach.

Ao Chalok Lam Beach (Ao also Chaloklum) is a 5-6 km long bay with several small beaches. In the center of town Ban Chalok Lam is a Buddhist temple.

Many hotels and resorts on Koh Phangan also now offer spa services. Many of the accommodations on Koh Phangan have in the hotel or bungalow massages, saunas and yoga classes for a relaxing holiday.

And on this site we have a selection of luxury villas.