Visiting Koh Phangan in Thailand

Visiting Koh Phangan in Thailand

On traveling to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui which also known as Ko Pha Ngan. Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province.

Koh Phangan has two sister islands with the larger Ko Samui to the south and the smaller Ko Tao to the north. It is famous for its Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach.

Checkout our travel tips before going to Thailand and about the Koh Tao pub crawl.

We got to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui by a ferry which told about 40 mins.

We got accommodation for 2 nights which was on Haad Rin Beach and near the main nightlife on the island.

The hotel was fairly cheap at 14 euro a night, if this was the full moon party week the accommodation cost would be closer to 500 euro per night.

The full moon party is on Haad Rin beach. There does be other parties such as the half moon party and jungle party.

They are not as popular as the full moon party and a little bit too expensive.

Koh Phangan Haad Rin Beach
Haad Rin Beach

If walking on the Haad Rin beach beware of broken glass and cans in the sand.

Also the beach is used as a toilet during the night as bars don’t generally have toilets and ones that are available, charge 20 bht to use.

Half Moon Party
Half Moon Party advertising 37 euro entrance fee

There is a lot to other things to do on Koh Phangan other than the full moon party.

Like diving, theirs always the nights markets, cooking class, watch the sunset, boat trips rent a motorbike and trekking.

Wrapping Up

Koh Phangan has a fair bit to offer such as nightlife, trekking, diving and sunset on the beach but it an island I never really warned to this Island, its a little over priced especially when the full moon party is on.

Hope you enjoyed this post about visiting Koh Phangan in Thailand.

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