Your Quick, Informative and Essential Guide to Koh Phangan

Our lovely island of Koh Phangan is loved by young people for its hedonistic, hippy vibe. However, in recent years, it has also become a go-to destination for families and young professionals looking for a cheap tropical getaway. This is your quick, useful, and informative guide;

Parties and Events

The Full Moon Party, which has taken place once a month for roughly 30 years, is the thing that has made Koh Phangan famous. It occurs on Haad Rin Beach and draws approximately 30,000 people each month!

Other parties take place a few days before, a few days after, and then smaller ones throughout the month in addition to the Full Moon Party. If you come to the island at any time, you can be sure to find a party to attend if you so choose!

If you don't like electronic music, you can still participate in yoga and sporting events, workshops for families and children, events from the conscious community, and live music performances by local and international artists.

Yoga and Healing

One of the best places in the world to practice yoga is Koh Phangan. In 2003, one of the biggest yoga centers opened its main campus here, followed by many more schools that draw visitors from all over the world.

The island, which is said to be made of crystal quartz rocks and has beautiful tropical paradise beaches, exudes a magical atmosphere and draws members of the healing and spiritual communities to practice there.

On the island, there are also a lot of Thai temples that offer meditation classes, such as silent vipassana retreats and walking meditation led by monks.

Tours and Attractions

Given its small size, Koh Phangan has a lot of tours and attractions to choose from. The island's natural beauty, with 70 to 80 percent of the land protected, is unspoiled jungle and pristine beaches, one of the island's main draws.

Due to its proximity to Sail Rock, Koh Phangan has emerged as a popular destination for scuba divers. There are professional dive shops and schools all over the island, especially in Chaloklum, where you can take the majority of PADI courses.

In addition to the temples and sporting attractions like Muay Thai training and fights, kite surfing, and numerous other activities, there are numerous local markets selling food and souvenirs.

Eat and Drink

Koh Phangan offers local cuisine at prices starting at 50 Baht, just like the rest of Thailand. Choose from Thai to gourmet restaurants and the well-known Thong Sala Food Market on the side of the road for some of the best food.

The island also has a lot of wonderful restaurants that serve food from all over the world. As the number of expats has grown, many of them have brought their wonderful food with them.

There are a lot of cheap Italian, French, English, Russian, American, and Korean restaurants. There are also more expensive restaurants with the perfect setting, views of the sunset, and high-quality ingredients that are perfect for a romantic dinner or a dinner with friends and family.


As more and more families choose to relocate permanently to Phangan, the island has evolved into a child-friendly destination for both long-term and short-term stays. There is a good community that holds events for children and an international school that has been extremely helpful in this regard.

The beaches of Thong Nai Pan, Sri Thanu, and Baan Tai are the most suitable for children, and what could be better than spending time outdoors playing?

Kids can enjoy swimming, climbing, island tours, beach clubs, the kids' park, markets, and art workshops among other activities.

Fashion and art

The magical island of Koh Phangan draws a lot of creative people to share their talents with Thai traditional art.

Street art, murals, fashion shows, and a plethora of jewelry and crafts can all be found in the markets and shops on the island, which appears to foster creativity.

Because of the island's laid-back atmosphere, people really feel free to be artistic here. Fashion on the island ranges from hippy backpacker to Trance wear to some of the most creative and adventurous styles you'll see.

Life on Koh Phangan

There are many different sections to life on Koh Phangan: Yoga, parties, diving, nature, locals, tourists—in all, it's a very laid-back spot.

There are a lot of Phangan locals who have lived here their entire lives, have large families, and run a lot of businesses. There are also a lot of expats who do well here by working hard and starting their own businesses.

To get the most out of your time on the island, you should get to know the people and their culture.

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