Many have in mind that the island is just another destination for budget traveler or young people enjoying the Haad Rin beach. But this is a large island and the Koh Phangan. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand Phangan is the next island to the World renowned tourist destination of SamuiIsland that get visited by over 1.5 million holiday seekers each year.
Kohphanganwas before the backpackersheaven, nowadays a 'wider range' of tourists arrives here. But they all want to find a relaxed and easy going place. Reposeful laying on calm deserted beaches, snorkeling or taking a course to learn to divenearby the distinctive island of Koh Ma, a sheltered National Park. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Koh Phanganhas naturally become in the last years to a diversfavorite destination in Thailand. If relaxing in a hammock, visiting a Spa is your kind of vacation activity, Phangan Koh Phangan is perfect. If you are into meeting new friends from every part of the globe and having fun exploring the island, Phanganis the place to be, as well.
Koh Panghan is a palm fringed tropical paradise, surrounded by gentle sloping coral reefs and green clad mountain range towering above the beaches. Even Phanganwas first discovered by travelers more than twentyfive years ago, Phangan was already inhabited for more than two thousand years ago by sea gypsies originating from the Malayan Peninsula. Phangan was a few years later settled by chinese refugees many of them originating from Hainan fleeing their country.