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Koh Phangan is located approximately 15 kms north of Samui. It is the largest neighboring island of Samui at 190 sq.kms,with a population about 8,000 people the island is well know for full moon party on the beach, open- air yoga classes. Home- made bread and yogurt stalls and plenty of rock - and - roll. There are about 130 bungalow style accommodations along the islandís shore with a total of some 2. 100 rooms Almost of them are simple thatch and bamboo huts, many without electricity or private bath.

It is possible to reach there by express boat from Nathon Pier out to Thong Sala, daily boat from Big Buddha beach to Hat Rin and from maenam Beach to Thong Nai Pan Bay. There is also night ferry directly from Surat Thaniís Ban Don Pier to Thong Sala.

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Thong Sala is the only real town on Phangan. It has some travel offices, motorbike rental agencies, a variety of shops, some restaurants and a few bungalows. Not many tourists stay here because there is a lot more beautiful beautiful beaches to choose. As soon as the tourists arrive at Thong Sala Pier, there are many long tail boats waiting to run passengers out to various beaches around the island. Songtao taxis and motorcycle taxis are also available.


The best beach for swimming and snorkeling and snorkeling is Hat Rin where the full moon parties take place each month during peak seasons. The other attractive beaches and bays are Bang Charu Bay. Thong Nai Pan Bay. Mae Bay,etc.


Koh Phangan is a mostly mountainous island. Somewhere it has nice waterfalls. The highest point on the island is Khao Ra,627 meters ( 2,069 feet ), there is a long foot trail that leads to the scenic view point. On the hill southern coast. There is a cave temple called Wat Khao Tham., where for many years an American monk lived and meditated