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Want to see some art during your visit to Koh Phangan? There are many, many spots worth visiting here all over the island where you can see great paintings, sculptures, crafts etc.
Here is an easy trail to start with in the popular districts of Ban Kai to Thong Sala...
We’ll start here, at the corner that takes you into the main road of Ban Kai. The landmark piece you will see is Voyder’s shark train on the motorcycle shop but also don’t forget to look out for Bry0’s mermaid posters that you can spot if you look closely.
Also in this area you can find a Code FC piece hidden in the bushes!
Then keep heading down the road and find Pizza Ale's. Park up here but before you go into Ale's, just before on the left you will see a beautiful 'Colour Fighters' piece.
Then pop in to Pizza Ale's for a pizza pit stop and check out Bry0's magical forest painting on the walls of the restaurant.
After a little break drive towards Ban Tai and just before Fishermans restaurant you will find Echo Beach backpackers which is adorned with Melon's most recognisable mural. She has also painted a beautiful map inside of the place too.
Drive towards the Gas station but make sure to look out for a hidden piece by Christopher Thomas on the way! (A clue, it's opposite Phangan Ad).
Opposite the gas station there is a charming little, local gallery that you may want to stop and check out, plus the place next door has fruit shakes for twenty Baht!
Okay so now you're in Ban Tai, home of the 'Star Lab Industries' take over! Amongst other things of course. The first most obvious one will be Cats in Space hostel which you can most definatly notice from the outside but take a look inside as well, stop for a beer and marvel at the spacey, cat themed interior.
Just up from here on the right is Koh Phangan's biggest hostel, Blue Dream. Here you will also find that the Star Lab team have adorned each and every single surface and wall with a mural or painting. Some are hidden from the public in the actual rooms so you will have to stay there to see these ones but even just by popping in for a quick drink (or a swim in their pool) you will be able to wak round and see all the the blue themed murals including the famous 'baby luka', Blue Dreams mascot!
Continue on the main road towards Thong Sala and head to Big C Supermarket, here you will find 'Slumber Party' Hostel (previously Ringside.
On the main side wall of here you will find another Colour Fighter's piece...
The pop into Slumber Party to check out Christopher Thomas's lion piece
So now you want to keep going into Thong Sala itself, but before heading to where the food market is, head down 'Walking Street' to see the awe inspiring elephant piece by the Colour Fighter crew!
Take a right at the end and go up towards the main part of Thong Sala and where the fresh market is you can find some more Colour Fighters along with Voyder and Code FC.
Head to the food market to grab yourself something to eat but also you will find a big mural of an eyeball along with a big voyder throw up (cheeky bugger)...
Finally you can go towards Tesco Lotus, take a right and you will see a big field where you can see a little collaboratin from Bry0, Voyder, Code FC and Magic. Plus most recently J-Bizzle has given a sweet little present here to the walls of KOh Phangan.
If you spot anything we have missed out then let us know! More art trails to come in the near future!! Enjoy...