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The party island Koh Phangan, home of the full moon

The island Koh Phangan is home to the famous full moon parties and has become the most renowned party destination in Thailand. These full moon parties which are being held on Haad Rin beach attract a large crowd several times a year. Besides these there are several other wild parties being held such as half moon and the jungle party which according to some are even better than the one that started it all because they are less crowded. These parties have turned Koh Phangan into a party destination but actually is remarkably quiet.

Large parts of the island are unspoiled and its beaches and scenery rival that of nearby Koh Samui and Koh Tao. Many of its beaches are deserted, unbelievably scenic and not spoiled by numerous resorts. Ko Phangan basically has best of both world, several incredibly wild parties and several quiet retreats. If you stay a bit longer on this island it is recommended to stay on different beaches for a few days as a way to explore the island. It is possible to go snorkeling and do other day trips across the island, but this is not as well developed as on the other islands.

There are ferries to both Koh Tao and Koh Samui which then continues to the mainland. Accommodation during the full moon parties is much more expensive than other days and often a booking for several days is required. Alternatively you can just catch the ferry in the evening from Koh Samui and go back the next morning. 


Koh Phangan travel photo gallery

 
The south beach of Koh Phangan.

The south beach.

 
Idyllic tropical island.

Idyllic tropical island.

 
Palm trees on Koh Phangan.

Palm trees.



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Crystal clear water around Koh Phangan.

Crystal clear water.

 
Bungalow between palm trees.

Bungalow between palm trees.

 
Two boats lonely in the water.

Two boats lonely in the water.

 
Blue sky, palm tree, white sand and crystal clear water.

Blue sky, palm tree, white sand and crystal clear water.

 
The perfect view of Koh Phangan.

The perfect view.

 
An empty beach.

An empty beach.

 
The Gulf of Thailand seen from Koh Phangan.

The Gulf of Thailand.

 
A longtail boat floating in the water.

A longtail boat floating in the water.

 
Beach of Koh Phangan.

Beach view.

 



Remote part of Koh Phangan.

Remote part.

 
Curvy palm tree.

Curvy palm tree.

 



Palm trees inland of Koh Phangan.

Palm trees.

 



Tropical island view.

Tropical island view.

 
Palm trees lined up along the beach.

Palm trees lined up along the beach.

 



Beach bar near the water.

Beach bar near the water.

 
Small palm trees.

Small palm trees.

 
Small lake inside Koh Phangan.

Small lake.

 
Palm trees almost in the water.

Palm trees almost in the water.

 
View along the south coast of Koh Phangan.

View along the south coast.

 



Koh Phangan in is best form.

Koh Phangan in is best form.

 



The south coast of Koh Phangan.

The south coast.

 
Empty beach of Koh Phangan.

Empty beach.

 
Grass and palm trees.

Grass and palm trees.

 
Boat stranded on a sandbank.

Boat stranded on a sandbank.

 



Bars along the beach.

Bars along the beach.

 
Close up of a palm tree on the white beach.

Close up of a palm tree on the white beach.

 
View to the sea between the trees.

View to the sea between the trees.

 
Deserted beach on a tropical island.

Deserted beach on a tropical island.

 



The perfect tropical view.

The perfect tropical view.

 
Inland of tropical Koh Phangan.

Inland of tropical Koh Phangan.

 



Palm tree plantation.

Palm tree plantation.

 



Large boulder on the beach.

Large boulder on the beach.

 
Path between the palm trees that make up the inland of Koh Phangan.

Path between the palm trees that make up the inland of Koh Phangan.

 



Palm tree hanging over the beach.

Palm tree hanging over the beach.

 
Parasol providing some shade.

Parasol providing some shade.

 



Jungle vegetation on Koh Phangan.

Jungle vegetation.

 



The steep road into Haad Rin.

View from the top of a hill.

 



View from the top of a hill.

The steep road into Haad Rin.

 
View over the jungle on Koh Phangan.

View over the jungle.

 
Haad Rin beach.

Haad Rin beach.

 
The beach of Haad Rin, Koh Phangan.

The beach of Haad Rin.

 
Relaxing on Haad Rin beach.

Relaxing on Haad Rin beach.

 
The town behind the beach.

The town behind the beach.

 
The white beach of Haad Rin.

The white beach of Haad Rin.

 
Boats in the water near Haad Rin.

Boats in the water.

 
Boats in the water near Haad Rin.

The home of the famous full moon parties.

 
Bungalows on the boulders near Haad Rin.

Bungalows on the boulders

 
The scenery behind Haad Rin beach.

The scenery behind Haad Rin beach.

 
Haad Yao beach.

Had Yao beach.

 
Bungalows on Haad Yao beach.

Bungalows on Had Yao beach.

 
The beautiful beach of Haad Yao.

Beautiful beach.

 



White sand of Haad Yao.

White sand of Had Yao.

 
Clear water near Haad Yao beach.

Clear water near Had Yao beach.

 



Amazing scenery near Haad Yao on Koh Phangan.

Amazing scenery near Had Yao.

 



Modern bungalows near Haad Yao beach.

Amazing scenery near Had Yao.

 



Storm approaching Haad Yao.

Storm approaching.

 
Dark clouds above the sea near Haad Yao in Koh Phangan.

Dark clouds above the sea near Had Yao.



Internet sites with travel information about Koh Phangan



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