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Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is situated 18 km to the North of Koh Samui. The island mainly known for the ‘Full Moon Party and also a tourist destination renowned for its beautiful beaches. There are many beautiful trails to explore, amazing waterfalls and beautiful natural rock formations. The coast of Koh Phangan remains largely undeveloped other than the East coast where numerous beaches  are accessible only by boat.

On the day of the “full moon” Koh Phangan welcomes tourists on the southeast part of the island (Haad Rin Beach) where there is a party atmosphere. Music plays throughout the night and there is a festive atmosphere for young people.

History of Koh Phangan

The first visitors to Koh Phangan were Malay bohemian sailors, coming from the Malay Peninsula. The history of the island really began six centuries ago with the arrival of a group of monks who built the first Temple, they were much later joined 200 years ago, by the Chinese immigrants who settled down and dealt in the trading of coconuts, then the exploitation of zinc mines (lake Laem Son).

The history of Koh Phangan is prestigious because it is directly connected to the Royal family…the inhabitants are proud of this. Indeed, well before the tourists, His Majesty the King Rama V (1868-1910) had discovered the magnificence of Koh Phangan and had visited it at least 14 times, in particular the falls of Than Sadet where we can see to this day royal initials engraved in to a rock. Rama VI, Rama VII and Rama IX (current King) also visited Koh Phangan regularly.
For the last 20 years, the island became a favourite destination for tourists also back packers enjoyed the freedom of the island…The inhabitants altered their rural lifestyle to accommodate the tourist trade.