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 transport 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 revellers during New Year’s Eve.

    What to see & do in Ko Pha-ngan

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    Koh Pha Ngan things to do include wild beach parties, exploring serene natural spots, shopping at local markets, finding family fun and visiting ancient Buddhist temples. This spot is dotted with beaches, including Bottle Beach, Thong Nai Pan Beach, Haad Yao, Mae Haad Beach, Salad Beach and others. Among the most popular, however, is Haad Rin, with a wild party vibe. Outdoor adventures can be found at places like Namtok... Read more

    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 holiday. If there is one common denominator that runs throughout the island, it’s that each of its beaches has colourful 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

    Shopping in Koh Pha Ngan is focused largely on a wide range of independent boutique shops selling souvenirs, arts and crafts, beachwear, fashion and gifts. The town has a range of traditional bazaars and night markets to explore. The Thong Sala Fresh Market is an entire street dedicated to fresh produce and fish. The Sunday Walking Street market offers souvenirs, clothing, food and crafts For local haute couture you can... Read more

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

    The highlight of nightlife in Koh Pha Ngan is the Full Moon Festivals held monthly at Haad Rin. This wild party, popular with the young backpacking crowd, goes from dusk till dawn and celebrates the lunar calendar. This party is so successful that other jungle parties have sprung up to supplement it, including Black Moon and Half Moon parties, so it seems there’s always an after-dark party. The Jelly... Read more

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