The viewpoints of Koh Phangan.

29 Mar 2024
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People love sunrises and sunsets, and beautiful views on Koh Phangan are aplenty for these daily events. There are so many viewpoints on the island it is not easy to choose the best one, which is not so bad, as there is never a breathtaking view too far away from you wherever you stay or live on the island.

Koh Phangan Nature & Wildlife Guide

Khao Ra

  Khao Ra

The highest point of Koh Phangan is Khao Ra - the mountain in the middle of the island. The trek to the peak can be a challenge, so if you go, hire a guide who will cost around 500 baht from the base of the trail. It is easy to get lost in the jungle and the guide can take you up safely and show you points of interest on the way. Flip Flops are not a good idea for this trek. Take plenty of water!
This is the best view for sunset and sunrise. The sun rises around 6.30, so be prepared for an early start, but at least it will be cool while you climb. It will be worth it! This viewpoint is great for amateur, professional or smartphone photographers.

ATV Jungle Tour

Dom Sila (Phaeng Waterfall)

  Phaeng Noi Waterfall

The Domesila Viewpoint provides a spectacular panorama of Koh Phangan and the neighbouring island of Koh Samui. The majority of the time, after you've completed the climb, you're on your own on the site. After the difficult climb, you may relax and enjoy the scenery in solitude. Near the Phaeng Waterfall lies the Domesila Viewpoint. The 15-minute hike to the viewpoint starts at the base of the waterfall.
The route through the forest has more or less appeared after an initial staircase, and in some instances has even been marked with ropes. The signs will direct you in the right direction. In the heat, the climb may be difficult, but once you reach the top, you will be rewarded.

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Thong Nai Pan Viewpoint

  Thong Nai Pan Yai Viewpoint

The vista of Thong Nai Ban Bay and its two beaches, Thong Nai Pan Yai and Thong Nai Pan Noi, is stunning. Furthermore, since there are few tourists, you will frequently have the whole vista to yourself. 2CBar is well worth a visit here so you can get something to drink or eat and enjoy the view for longer.

You must travel in the same way as the Than Sadet Waterfall, but at the roundabout, keep heading straight. It'll take another 10 to 15 minutes to get there from there. The road terminates in a tiny steep slope uphill if you pursue it through the whole hamlet of Thong Nai Pan. You may ride your scooter all the way up until you reach a private property. You may park your scooter and take in the beauty of the bay from there.

Koh Phangan ATV Guide

Bottle Beach Viewpoint

  Bottle Beach Viewpoint

The Bottle Beach Viewpoint is one of Koh Phangan's most stunning views! From atop a cliff, you can see the whole bay of Bottle Beach and most of Koh Phangan's still-undeveloped forest environment. However, you should wear appropriate footwear and use caution while visiting the viewpoint. Climbing over the final rock has no safety net. However, the view will compensate for your efforts. A short walk through the jungle at the eastern end of the beach leads to the Bottle Beach viewpoint or you can trek from Haad Rin.

Koh Phangan Beach Guide

Apichada

  Apichada view point

The Apichada Sunset Bar offers a breath-taking vista. Although it is no longer a secret, it is still quite uncrowded at sunset. From this vantage position on the island, you can see both Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. If you continue straight ahead on the road from Thong Sala to Haad Rin, you will ultimately come to a large right bend and arrive in Haad Rin.
If you do not take the bend and instead continue straight (past the Family Mart on the left), it may take another 5 minutes before you see a sign directing you to the “Apichada Villa.”
There, take the right-hand entrance and continue the route up the mountain. On the left side, there is a little hill with a turnoff. 

Chinese Temple View

  Chinese Temple

The temple offers a magnificent view of Chaloklum Bay and the surrounding mountains, including the Khao Ra, in addition to the gorgeous pagodas and sculptures. A little distance north of Phaeng Waterfall, on the major route between Thong Sala and Chaloklum. The temple is located on the left side of a mountain and is well-marked. The sign, on the other hand, mentions nothing about a Chinese temple and instead refers to the building by its “real” name: Goddess of Mercy Shrine Joss House.

Haad Son Viewpoint

  Haad Son

Actually, this isn't a well-marked perspective, but it is beautiful. The immensity of the sea, the tiny bay of Haad Son with turquoise seas, and, at the conclusion, the magnificent sunset bar of  Koh Raham. The scenery is certainly unique, and a little halt along the route down the west coast is well worth it. Haad Son, also known as Secret Beach, is situated on Koh Phangan's west coast. This bay will be automatically passed if you constantly follow the coastal route up north. Right after the Sea Garden 2 Hotel, just before the sea, you must stop at a Koh Phangan map. There, you may take in the vista shown in the photo.

Guided Tours

Opting for a guided sightseeing tour to explore the viewpoints on Koh Phangan offers several advantages over venturing out on your own. Firstly, a structured tour provides access to local expertise and insights that enrich the experience, revealing hidden gems and historical context you might miss otherwise. Professional guides also ensure you visit the best spots at the optimal times for photography and sightseeing, maximizing your enjoyment and efficiency. Safety is another significant benefit, as navigating unfamiliar terrain can be challenging; guided tours mitigate risks and handle logistics like transportation, allowing you to relax and immerse fully in the beauty of Koh Phangan without the stress of planning or potential mishaps.

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One-Day Road Trip around Koh Phangan

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Koh Phangan's Viewpoints

As we conclude our journey through the breathtaking vistas and enchanting natural wonders of Koh Phangan, we hope you're inspired to embark on your own adventure to witness these spectacular scenes in person. From the serene sunrises atop Khao Ra to the tranquil sunsets at Apichada, Koh Phangan offers a canvas of natural beauty waiting to be explored. For those who wish to dive deeper into the island's hidden gems and uncover more of its beauty, we invite you to follow Phanganist on Instagram. There, you'll find a treasure trove of insights, tips, and inspirations to guide you on what to do next on Koh Phangan and beyond. Don't let the adventure stop here; explore our related articles below for more on the captivating experiences that await you. Whether it's your first visit or you're returning to rediscover the island's magic, let Phanganist be your compass to the extraordinary. 


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