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1. Experience Full Moon Party

Experience Full Moon Party
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Koh Phangan is known worldwide for its full moon party that happens every month at the Haad Rin beach. During the full moon, the beach is lined up with small tables and thousands of lamps, and the whole atmosphere is turned into a heaven for dancing and drinking. In addition, jugglers, fire-eaters, commercial dancers for entertainment, and painters.

2. Haad Rin Beach

Haad Rin Beach
Top Attraction 4.6 /5

9 km
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Sprawled over the Gulf of Thailand, Haad Rin is a cosmopolitan peninsular beach town on the southern tip of Koh Phangan. It is divided into two main beaches - Sunset Beach to the south and the larger Sunrise Beach to the north. Both flaunt pristine white sand, lush hills, clear waters for swimming, bungalows for rent, trendy bars, BBQs, a traditional market, nightclubs, and restaurants.

3. Go Snorkeling

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Snorkeling is a great way to get close to Koh Phangan’s biodiverse corals and wildlife without being intrusive. Koh Ma and Bottle Beach are the best beaches for snorkeling, offering low tide and walkable sandbars fringed with verdant reefs. As the water is shallow and clear blue, there is excellent visibility. In Mae Haad, Haad Salad, and Haad Khom, colorful fish and friendly stingrays can be spotted.

4. Thong Nai Pan Beach

Thong Nai Pan Beach
Great For Family Outing 4.6 /5

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Featuring an abundance of secluded reefs for snorkeling and diving, Thong Nai Pan Beach is known for its breathtaking sunrises and lush limestone hills. It is often called the second most beautiful bay after Haad Rin and offers excellent restaurants and bars. The beach is perfect for relaxing and swimming.

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5. Hike To Bottle Beach

Hike To Bottle Beach
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7 km
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A short hike from Haad Khom Beach in northern Koh Phangan, Bottle Beach sits against lush tropical jungles and hills. With powdery white sand, this vast, unspoiled beach houses a few resorts, reef-ringed shores with crystal-clear underwater visibility for snorkeling and boating, as well as restaurants, bars, and street food vendors.

6. Watch Sunset From Amsterdam Bar

Watch Sunset From Amsterdam Bar
Popular among Locals

4 km
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With reggae music and good energy all around, Amsterdam Bar is the top spot in Koh Phangan for watching memorable sunsets. The chic bar has two different tiers, and the top deck offers a panoramic view of the west coast. Tasty cocktails, live DJs and Thai food are available on the lower tier, which opens to the beach. There is also an infinity pool for swimming and parties.

7. Thongsala Night Market

Thongsala Night Market
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The culinary delights and cultural experience make the Thong Sala Night Market in Koh Phangan an instant hit with locals and tourists alike. Food stalls are lined across the market, where the best local Thai food is arrayed on the carts. The market is open from 4 PM to midnight each day. There is also a flea market where you can get clothes, shoes, and accessories at reasonable rates

8. Do Some Yoga

Do Some Yoga
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Koh Phangan island has several yoga studios offering drop-in classes and amenities like vegan food, saunas, and pools. In addition, Haad Salad, Thong Nai Pan Yai, and Haad Rin are home to Koh Phangan’s top yoga retreat centers, such as The Sanctuary, The Yoga Retreat, and Wonderland Healing Centre.

9. Go Beach Hopping

Go Beach Hopping
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Koh Phangan boasts over thirty idyllic beaches laden with blond or white sands, tropics, and hills, among which Haad Rin is famous for its full moon parties. There are plenty of serene bays and coral reefs on this island for beach hopping, swimming, snorkeling, and diving, such as Bottle Beach, Salad Beach, Rin Nai Beach, Mae Haad, and Koh Ma.

10. Go Scuba Diving

Go Scuba Diving
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Koh Phangan offers stunning underwater diving spots centered around a 30-meter submerged rock pinnacle with caves and chimneys hosting Asia’s best whale shark sightings. Acclaimed by PADI as one of Thailand’s top diving sites, Koh Phangan provides colorful reefs and excellent underwater visibility year-round.

11. Half Moon Party

Half Moon Party
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As one of Thailand's most epic and unique art festivals, the Half Moon Party is held in the forest of Ban Tai Village in Koh Phangan. It takes place every two weeks, a week before and after the Full Moon party. During the festival, be prepared to embrace pulsating crowds dressed in colourful costumes, all-night dancing and music, fireworks, and plenty of tasty drinks. The outdoor venue features three dance floors, live acts, entertainers and DJs, bars, food stands, merchandise shops and UV body painting stalls.

12. Khao Ra Hike

Khao Ra Hike
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2 km
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Settled at a startling elevation of 630 meters, Khao Ra is the highest point of Koh Phangan. The trail to Khao Ra involves a three-hour-long trek past jungles, a water reservoir, and cascading streams and offers clear markings and rewarding bird’s eye views of the island’s northern terrain, Thong Nai Pan Beach, and Chaloklum Bay. There are several waterfalls on the peak. January to May is the best time for hiking in Khao Ra.

13. Kayaking in Koh Phangan

Kayaking in Koh Phangan
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Ideal for beginner water sports lovers, kayaking is a relaxed way to venture into Koh Phangan’s share of the Gulf of Thailand. While practically every beach on the island offers such tours, open-sea kayaking is extremely popular in Haad Rin, Bottle Beach, Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Yai. One can rent equipment and guides at 150 Baht per hour on the beach and its resorts. In Koh Ma and Haad Tien beaches, kayaking offers stunning limestone monoliths and palm-fringed shore views.

14. Discover Waterfalls in Koh Phangan

Discover Waterfalls in Koh Phangan

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Koh Phangan island prides itself on seven spectacular, easily accessible waterfalls. They are at their best during monsoons from July to October. Phaeng Waterfall is Koh Phangan’s biggest and prettiest waterfall in the jungle, with steep hiking paths leading to Dom Sila's viewpoint. Than Sadet Waterfall flaunts vast granite boulders and freshwater pools for swimming.

15. Day Trip To Ang Thong National Marine Park

Day Trip To Ang Thong National Marine Park
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39 km
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Ang Thong National Marine Park is an archipelago of 42 karst islands in the Gulf of Thailand characterized by hundreds of millennia-old limestone monoliths rising from the ocean. It spans over 102 square kilometers, and the iconic limestone pinnacles shelter powdery beaches, cliffs, myriad birds, monkeys, dolphins, and tropical jungles. Emerald Lake and Lotus Caves are must-visit spots for diving and snorkeling.

16. Take A Thai Cooking Class

Take A Thai Cooking Class
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Take home a piece of Koh Phangan by learning how to cook its unique delicacies in a Thai cooking class guided by experts. The Phangan Thai Cooking Class Thong Sala, C&M Culture Centre Sri Thanu, Muai's Thai Traditional Cooking Academy and Restaurant Thong Sala are Koh Phangan's top three Thai cooking classes.

17. See Yang Na Nai tree

See Yang Na Nai tree
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This is the island's tallest tree, which is 14 metres tall. These trees are commonly known for the production of latex rubber and are grown to protect rice fields soil fertility. They form a canopy that casts very little shade to the rice roots. The Yang Na Nai tree is left to grow untouched and is worth a visit. The tree is easy to find, you have to walk towards the Thong Nai Pan.

18. Kuan Yin Chinese Temple

Kuan Yin Chinese Temple
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Kuan Yin Chinese temple was constructed for Goddess Kuan Yin on the mountainous terrain of Chaloklum Bay. The temple includes three buildings. It is the largest, most revered shrine in Koh Pha Ngan. The view from the temple is spectacular.

19. Hiking in Koh Phangan

Hiking in Koh Phangan
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Hiking in Koh Phangan is a wonderful way to explore the island’s natural tropical bounties and reveals several vantage points overlooking oceans, forests and mountains. Soaring 630 metres over the entire island, Khao Ra is the highest point in Koh Phangan and the most coveted hike here. Another popular hike from Haad Khom leads to Bottle Beach past lush jungles and cliffs, while hiking parallel to Haad Rin village takes you to the scenic Haad Yuan Beach.

20. Enjoy Herbal Sauna At Wat Pho

Enjoy Herbal Sauna At Wat Pho
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4 km
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Located in Baan Tai, Wat Pho is a pleasant temple that provides Thai massages, an herbal sauna, and a beautiful place to wander around. It has typical Thai architecture and is open 7 days a week from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. They have a traditional sauna heated by burning wood with herbs. Thai massages here cost 150 baht per hour.

21. Koh Ma

Koh Ma
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Connected to Mae Haad Beach by a shallow sandbar with colourful corals, Koh Ma is Koh Phangan’s only open beach. The waters are turquoise blue with great visibility, and the diving and snorkelling sites here are home to tiny fish and underwater flora. Visitors can rent an ethnic bamboo bungalow at the beach resort, enjoy sunbathing, yoga lessons and picnics at the beach, or trek up the mountainous jungles in the backdrop.

22. Snorkeling At Salad Beach

Snorkeling At Salad Beach

8 km
from city center
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Best known for its verdant coral reef ring, pretty sunsets and shallow, crystal clear waters for snorkelling, Salad Beach is located northwest of Koh Phangan. This stunning coastal strip is a favourite getaway among families and features plenty of cosy bars with beach swings, resorts, and eateries serving Thai fare. Visitors can explore Salad Beach on foot or rent scooters from Thong Sala.

23. Slip N Fly Water Park

Slip N Fly Water Park

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Slip N Fly Party Water Park is the largest theme park in Koh Phangan. Challenge the island’s steepest water slides and biggest swimming pools, including two 40-metre slides, bodyboarding slides, giant pails, water canons and more. For those who would rather stay off the water, Slip N Fly offers volleyball tournaments, gladiator jousting, and tug of war. There is also a food court offering signature cocktails, Western menus, and sun loungers.

24. Secret Beach

Secret Beach

7 km
from city center
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Also called Haad Son, Secret Beach was developed a decade ago as a part of a larger resort on the island’s west coast. The 300-metre-long cove is laden with white sands and palms where swings, hammocks, sunbeds and colourful lights in the trees create a wonderful hideout for unwinding. There is a laid-back beach restaurant and bar which also rents out snorkels, while bungalows behind provide scenic water views.

25. Haad Sadet Beach

Haad Sadet Beach

7 km
from city center
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Sprawled at the foot of the Than Sadet waterfalls, Haad Sadet is a secluded bay beside Namtok National Park that attracts the adventurous. Amidst lush vegetation, large rocks and turquoise waters, the beach’s bars and restaurants offer charming ocean and hill views. One can enjoy sunbathing, dining by the beach, swimming and kayaking in Haad Sadet, or embark on hiking the reserve park and waterfall.

26. Ao Chaloklum Bay

Ao Chaloklum Bay

4 km
from city center
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Stretching over 2 kilometres, Ao Chaloklum Bay is a large crescent-shaped beach in the central Chaloklum Village. There are also a few bars, a Chinese temple, and waterfalls to visit, alongside great activities like snorkelling, wakeboarding, scuba diving, archery and kiteboarding. On Sundays, there is a flea market with live music and tasty food.

27. Haad Yuan Beach

Haad Yuan Beach

8 km
from city center
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Straight out of a tropical dream, Haad Yuan Beach on Koh Phangan’s east coast boasts amazing rock formations, dense palm forests and a relaxed, quiet vibe. Considered the most beautiful white sand beach on this island, Haad Yuan is backed by bungalows, plush resorts, a small traditional village, restaurants and beach bars. Sunbathing and watersports are also available.

28. Watch A Muay Thai Match At Diamond Muay Thai

Watch A Muay Thai Match At Diamond Muay Thai

4 km
from city center
28 out of 30
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Diamond Muay Thai is an authentic traditional Thai kickboxing camp based in Koh Phangan, offering 1-on-1 championship training and technical group sessions. Ideal for staying fit, losing weight or simply learning Thailand’s most-loved sport, experienced instructors provide Diamond Muay Thai gym’s rigorous kickboxing lessons in a friendly, open-air setting. Beginners are welcome.

29. Mae Haad Beach

Mae Haad Beach

8 km
from city center
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Marking the northwestern-most point of Koh Phangan, Mae Haad Beach is among Thailand’s most well-known bays for its long blond shoreline, hilly backdrop and crystal blue waters. Gazing upon scenic views of Koh Ma, the beach features trendy resorts, restaurants and nightclubs, most of which offer sunbeds.

30. Ban Tai Beach

Ban Tai Beach

8 km
from city center
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A stone’s throw away from Thong Sala, Ban Tai Beach is Koh Phangan’s most accessible bay juxtaposed to the main port town. With snow-white sands and palms all around, Ban Tai is also the gateway to Koh Phangan’s protected forests. Hop into the swanky beach bars, sample seafood at the Thai eateries, try thrilling water sports like kitesurfing and canoeing, and relax with Thai massages at the spas.

FAQs on Koh Phangan

What are the top hotels in Koh pha ngan?

There are 1953 Hotels in Koh pha ngan which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Koh pha ngan are Whispering Palms Bophut, Baan Bon Khao, Villa Skyfall, Baan Leelawadee, Rinny Hostel, Villa Ayundra. You can see all the hotels in Koh pha ngan here

What are the top activities in Koh pha ngan?

The top activities in Koh pha ngan are Ferry Ticket between Koh Tao and Koh Pha Ngan by Lomprayah, Snorkeling Adventures in Koh Tao and Nang Yuan, Koh Pha Ngan (Mingalaba) Road Trip, Ferry & Bus Combo Ticket between Surat Thani and Koh Pha Ngan by Lomprayah, Ferry Ticket between Surat Thani and Koh Samui by Lomprayah, Angthong National Park Day Tour by Speedboat from Koh Pha Ngan.

How can I commute within Koh pha ngan?

Walking is the best way to explore the island around Haad Rin, Thongsala and the beaches. It is recommended to hire a guide for the jungle walks. Bicycles are available on rent and are also a great way to move around. Motorbikes can be rented but they are not allowed on the beaches. Taxi services are also available on the entire island. Taxi stands are at Thongsala and Haad Rin.
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