Ko Pha Ngan - Thailand Islands


Thailand Islands: Ko Phangan

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Ko Phangan or Koh Phangan (or Koh Pha Ngan) lies in the Gulf of Thailand and is world renowned for its' full moon parties held on Haad Rin Beach. Other main islands which lie near to Ko Pha Ngan include Ko Samui to the south & Ko Tao to the north.

Although Ko Pha Ngan has a variety of attractions including scuba diving and water sports, most people come from all over the world for the monthly full moon parties. Full moon parties start at dusk when the beach at Haad Rin can have as many as ten thousand people partying away. A variety of music is played to keep everyone happy from techno to reggae and the dancing goes on all night and into the next day.

Ko Pha Ngan can be reached from a short ferry ride from nearby Ko Samui which also has an international airport. Speed boats go back & forth from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Samui during the night but these can become overcrowded and become unsafe when the sea is rough. It is normally best to travel to Ko Pha Ngan using the ferries during the day from Ko Samui and book accommodation for the night on Ko Pha Ngan. Full moon parties on a much smaller scale also take place monthly on Ko Samui and some other islands.

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