Koh Phangan (also spelt Ko Pha-Ngan) is Thailand’s 5th biggest island and one of the most beautiful and wild. Located 70 km from the mainland and just 12 km from Koh Samui, Phangan does not have an airport and relies heavily on ferries from the mainland and Koh Samui to transportation visitors.

    The island is renowned for its lush tropical jungle interior, many idyllic, long, white-sand beaches and over 20 nearby dive sites. The main disembarkation points are Thongsala and Haad Rin, where you'll find plenty of ATM machines and banks. Koh Phangan’s main claim to fame is its legendary Full Moon Party, Black Moon Party with the Full Moon celebrations attracting between 10,000 and 30,000 revelers during New Year’s Eve.

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    • 23 Best Things to Do in Koh Phangan

      The best things to do in Koh Phangan will keep you busy during your vacation on this charming, barely developed island that lies some 12 km north of Koh Samui. The 125-sq-km island has all the assets of a tropical paradise: white powdery sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters and fringed by coconut tree groves, hilly hinterland covered...

    Where & what to eat in Ko Pha-ngan

    Food and dining in Koh Phangan are diverse and affordable, so you'll find plenty of excellent places to eat throughout your vacation. If there is one common denominator that runs throughout the island, it’s that each of its beaches has colorful and atmospheric restaurants. Beachside dining, whether local, Italian, Mexican, or even halal, is undeniably enhanced by cool breezes, sand between the toes, and stars twinkling above. The Thai's love... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Ko Pha-ngan

    • 3 Best Places to Go Shopping in Haad Rin

      The best places to go shopping in Haad Rin are mostly catered for the beach, so you'll find plenty of sarongs, hats, swimwear and T-shirts. There's a couple of businesses specializing in handmade jewelry and leatherwear, great for souvenirs for loved ones back home. Roadside stalls and shops selling almost similar items are found throughout the town. In many...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Ko Pha-ngan

    Nightlife in Koh Phangan nightlife comes in a wide range of ambiences that can suit just about anyone. Thailand’s ubiquitous reggae bars can be found along the coast at Chaloklum and sleepy Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi. If you’re coming to Koh Phangan purely for nightlife, then make sure you stay in Haad Rin. Haad Rin has the largest and most concentrated collection of bars and clubs in the Gulf... Read more

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