Koh Phangan is an island that has become famous for its parties. The Dong Son culture that flourished around 100 BC remains on Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand. Buddhism was introduced to this island in the Middle Ages, and temples and other structures were built. Many tourists visit as a beach resort because there are many complicated beaches on the island.
Koh Phangan is an island located in the southern part of Thailand.
The island has been inhabited by the Dong Son culture since around 500 BC, and there are evidences that people have already lived there. Many Srivijaya-style temples were built during the Ayutthaya period, and Buddhism spread. Around the 18th century, Chinese people from the Hainan region settled here and engaged in fishing and tin mining, but this has declined in recent years. Since around the 1980s, the tourism industry has flourished, and it has become a tourist attraction in Southeast Asia.
Koh Phangan belongs to a tropical climate. It is hot and humid all year round. Temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C. The rainy season is from May to October, but the rainfall is light and suitable for traveling.
Thai, Northern Thai, Southern Thai, Khmer and Jawi are spoken in Thailand.
Beaches, bars, discotheques, etc. are flourishing on Koh Phangan, so marijuana, cocaine and other stimulants may come to sell. Let’s say no.
The island has a thriving tourism industry, agriculture and fishing. Since the late 1900s, tourism has taken off and the party is very famous. In the 2000s, resort development began, and the number of restaurants and hotels increased.
Thai people make up 75% of the population in Thailand. In addition, Malays and Indians also live here.
Buddhists make up 95% of the population in Thailand. Others are Christians and Muslims.
The baht is used in Thailand.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Full MoonParty
A beach party held every month on the night of the full moon. The venue will be Haad Rin Beach, the busiest beach on the island, with 10 hotels lined up along the beach each having their own DJ booth.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Thong Nai Pan Noi
One of the famous beaches of Koh Phangan in Thailand. The beach is divided into Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach in the north and Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach in the south across the rocky area, and is being developed as a resort.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Bottle beach
This beach is located in the northern part of the island. It is a place where there are not many people, so there are many people who want to forget their daily life and relax. This beach is very quiet and there are cheap hotels nearby.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Salad beach
Located in the northwestern part of the island, this beach is characterized by its white sand and crystal clear water. It is a place visited by many foreigners and is known as a spot where you can see a beautiful sunset at dusk.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Haad Rin Beach
It is a beach with a lively atmosphere where young people gather. It is very famous for the full moon party that is held here every month on the night of the full moon, so it has a very lively atmosphere.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Pantip Night Market
At night, many stalls of gourmet food including Thai food are opened. On Saturdays, the night market becomes a pedestrian zone. It is a gathering place for local residents and tourists.
Koh Phangan has a wide range of accommodation options. There is no airport nearby, so many people travel from Bangkok. It takes about an hour from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to Koh Samui, and then I often travel by ferry. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.