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The best bit about traveling is not just the stunning beaches, parties or new friends, but being able to engage with the locals and discover why Thailand is called the Land of Smiles.
Leo decided to help! Leo has created Backpackpedia (see what they did there!)
Here is the guide to partying like the locals that will help you fit in with Thai life from Day 1.
We’ve already brought you a way to meet the locals by using the fun word ‘Chaiyo’ so next on the list is…
Scooters are an easy way of getting around but are not a good idea if you are planning to drink. Try getting around the island like the locals do on a ‘Rod Song Taew’.
They are cheap, easy to use and of those ‘only in Thailand’ experiences.
Rod Song Taew are the backpackers main method of transport across the island
Leo - preferred beer of the local Thai people
Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, Southeast Asia, it is the 2nd largest of three (Koh Samui and Koh Tao).
The island gained its fame from the world renowned Full Moon Party which is held once a month on Haad Rin Beach and attracts thousands of visitors. In recent years Koh Phangan has grown in reputation for being a paradise getaway for families and couples as well as young people thanks to the diversity of the island as a whole.
The West side boasts many yoga schools and spiritual retreats, the North is where you will find the divers and scattered throughout are watersports, jungle treks, viewpoints, waterfalls, restaurants and all you could hope for as a tourist or expat.
Big white bounty beaches and palms as far as the eyes can reach. Small cafés with both local and foreign food and drinks. Resorts, hotels and hostels available for the continuously coming tourists. Koh Phangan has everything for all tastes. Read more...
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