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Best Club Night in Haad Rin – Fubar Monday Sessions

Although Haad Rin is most famous for its epic Full Moon Party, it is a town that never has enough of DJs making crowds hop to the beat. Never too loud, never too late and never too wasted to refuse another. The streets and the beach always hosting those sleeping it off pay testament to this proposition.   Full Moon Party Lots of reviews of the …

Lomprayah Speedboat Trip to Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan

For 2,100 THB per person the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company with take you by speedboat from either Maenam Pier in Koh Samui or Thong Sala pier in Koh Phangan to Koh Tao and the small neighbouring island of Koh Nangyuan. Both islands are in the protected water of the Ang Thong National Park and are teeming with fish in clear blue waters, making the …

Special Food at Baanpanburi Village

Thai food is great. However, most people visiting Thailand only experience a small range of dishes such as green curry, masaman curry, and pad Thai. To really experience good Thai food you need to seek out restaurants where they serve a more extensive range of dishes. If you are in Thong Nai Pan, on Koh Phangan, a good bet would be to go for dinner …

Phangan Colour Moon Festival 2014

  Location: Thong Sala Pier Dates: 9th to 13th December 2014 Cost: Free Phangan Colour Moon had its opening night on the 9th December 2014. It has never been held before and marks the start of something new for Koh Phangan: an event successfully organised by the Island and Regional governments which appeals to both Thais and tourists alike. Normally …

First Museum in Koh Phangan

It is a minor landmark moment for Koh Phangan. The island now has its first municipal museum. The museum is located in the retired battle ship, HMS Phangan moored at a pier in Thongsala. Although only a small museum it demonstrates that Koh Phangan is growing in stature as a destination in Thailand. HMS Phangan HMS Phangan has been moored in the main …

Haad Thian West

There are 2 Haad Thian beaches in Koh Phangan. Both of them are small beaches tucked away in coves and over-shadowed in popularity by more famous beaches nearby. On the south east coast there is Haad Thian East which has a famous yoga / New Age place called the Sanctuary as well as a few bungalow resorts. Haad Thian West is located between the two most …

Yang Na Yai Tree

On the road to Thong Nai Pan about 1 km from the Bantai Road is one of Koh Phangan’s oldest and most unusual tourist attractions: the island’s biggest Yang Na Yai tree. You will recognise it from the ribbons tied around trunk and the sign that says ‘Biggest Yang Na’ tree. Diptcrocarpus Alatus ‘Yang Na Yai‘ is the …

Supermarket Wars

UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was right after all. Competition does lead to better variety and value for money for the consumer. Or at least this is the case for supermarket shopping on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, where the opening of retail giant Makro’s first store on the 26th February 2013 has seen the existing supermarkets expand …
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