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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 …

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 …

Makro in Koh Phangan

Makro is originally a Dutch shop based around the idea of cash and carry warehouses for retailers who belonged to the Makro club. Since its modest beginnings in 1968 the idea has caught on around Europe and now in Asia. There is already a successful Makro store in Koh Samui. The Koh Phangan Makro is scheduled to open very soon – February 20th, 2014. …

Where is the best place to stay on Koh Phangan?

The Best Place to Stay in Koh Phangan: How to Choose The Island of Koh Phangan has a diverse range of accommodation options and small towns and villages each with their own character. Some will appeal to certain types of visitor more than others. It can be difficult to choose where to stay as the guides will tend to tell you that everywhere is great, …

Restaurants in South

Thong Sala Bars Harp Bar On the front opposite the Lomprayah pier. Irish bar with draught beers. Pub food and sports on TV. Open till late   Flag and Four Toes Small bar run by ex-pat. Serves cold beer, cocktails and home cooked food. Also runs a pool league.   Cafes The Sweet Cafe German bakery near the pier. Also does excellent coffee and has option …

History of Koh Phangan

The story of Koh Phangan is a story of the people who have come to settle on the Island over the past 3,000 years. Koh Phangan has experienced wave after wave of mass migration ever since the first people settled on the island this has continued in modern times with the large number of tourists who come here now. Establishing the exact times people …
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