Koh Phangan

This island is located halfway between the islands of Ko Samui and Koh Tao. This island is famous and notorious for the monthly Full Moon Party. This party can also be reached by speedboat ferries from nearby Koh Samui island. The island can also be reached by airplane or by ferry from Surat Thani city.

The first tourists came to Koh Phangan around 25 years ago. This is also the time when the full moon party’s started. Maybe it they needed the light of the full moon because facilities like roads, tap water, and electricity where scarce ate these days. The numbers of tourist visiting the island were not exceeding a few hundred. Nowadays tourism at Koh Phangan is booming with thousands of visitors. Beside the noisy and crowded Full Moon Party the island also has very quite parts where you can experience the tropical island vibe. Another beautiful destination are the nearby islands of the Ang Thong National Marine Park which can be visited with boat trips from Koh Phangan.

 

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Burning text during the Full Moon Party at Hat Rin beach, Koh Phangan. Source: Flickr, Joe Stump
Burning text during the Full Moon Party at Hat Rin beach, Koh Phangan. Source: Flickr, Joe Stump