Koh Phangan is a wonderful island located in the south of Thailand. The island is popular amongst young people for its hippy hedonistic vibe. During the recent years, it has become a go-to place for young professionals and families wanting an affordable tropical escape. Here is your quick, informative and essential guide:
The most famous part of the island is, of course, the Full Moon Party, an event which has happened once a month for the last 30 years or so. Haad Rin Beach is where the Full Moon Party takes place and it attracts around 30,000 people each month!
Koh Phangan is most famous for its Full Moon Party which has led to there to being many other Parties and Events which take place a few days before, afterwards and then smaller ones throughout the whole month.
The island is one of the top destinations in the world to come and do Yoga and Healing. It has many well known and respected yoga centres and schools and attracts visitors from all over the world.
For such a small island, Koh Phangan offers many Tours and Attractions to enjoy during your time here, everyone will find something that suits them. One of the main attractions would have to be the nature of the island itself, with 70-80% of the land being protected you can experience untouched jungle and pristine beaches.
As with the whole country of Thailand, Koh Phangan offers you traditional and global cuisine for your Eating and Drink experience. Priced for every budget from 50Baht upwards. There are many traditional Thai restaurants on the side of the road or around the island which offer some of the best food to gourmet cuisine and there's the famous Thong Sala Food Market.
Families from all around the world are now choosing to move permanently to Phangan and the island has become a child-friendly place for holidaymakers and expats. The island boasts an international school which has helped immensely with this and a good community who organize events for Kids.
The magic island of Koh Phangan attracts many creatives, artists, musicians and craft makers who come to share their skills of Art and Fashion along with the traditional artwork of Thailand. The island inspires creativity and you can see street art, murals, fashion shows and lots of jewellery and crafts in the shops and in the markets.
Koh Phangan Life can come in many forms; Yoga, Party, Diving, Nature, Locals, Tourists, but all in all it is a very relaxed and peaceful place to be. The people here are laid back, calm and happy, many of the island's locals have been here all their life and have big families and many businesses and there are also lots of expats and westerners who thrive and have made their lives here through hard work opening their own businesses which add to the island.
Phanganist has all the information you need for your time on Koh Phangan, see below.