Koh Phangan was before a backpackers destination, Nowadays a more mixed range of visitors arrives here. One thing most of them have in common is that they are all looking for a relaxed and easy-going island. One exemption from the relaxed atmosphere might be the Full Moon Party when Had Rin Nok transforms into a dance floor made of sand. If you don't want to participate at this very crowded event, or even listen to the music, don't worry! Koh Phangan is a relatively large island, so you can easily find a quiet and beautiful place here even when the moon is full.
Koh Phangan (can also be spelled Ko Phangan) is an island on the East coast of Thailand, not so far from Surat Thani town on the main land. The area of this island is 168 square kilometers.The main town on Koh Phangan is Thongsala, located on the southwest coast. The largest island in the region is Koh Samui and it is located a little south of Koh Phangan. There are several ferry lines between these islands. Ferry operators such as Raja Ferry, Lomprayah, Seatran and Songserm are operating between the islands and / or the mainland. The main ferry piers are situated in Thong Sala and Hadrin.