There are 2 piers at Koh Phangan.
1 Thong sala pier ( Main pier )
2 Haad Rin Pier
The island is located in the gulf of Thailand just 20 kilometers north of Koh Samui. The name Phangan comes from the Thai word “Ngan” (sandbar) which surrounds the island and protects the white sand beaches and beautiful coral reef that lies just off shore.
For many years Koh Phangan was inhabited only by local families of Chinese fishermen that settled here about 200 years ago. Then in the early 1980’s wandering back packers discovered the island. Word of the island’s unspoiled beauty quickly spread and more and more travelers made Koh Phangan a must see during their travels.
Today Koh Phangan hosts the world famous Full Moon Party. Every full moon night close to 10,000 people gather together on Haad Rin Beach to celebrate and have an unforgettable night.
In addition to the Full Moon Party Koh Phangan offers activities for all types of vacationers. Lay back and relax on one of the island’s many white sand beaches. Or for the more active types lace up your hiking shoes and venture up into the coconut covered hills and look out at the spectacular postcard views below. Looking for a way to get around? Well, grab a map and tour the island on a bicycle, motor bike or 4-wheeler which are all for rent by the day. Or take a more traditional approach and climb aboard a mighty elephant for a tour through the jungle.
Whatever your tropical desire you’ll find it on Koh Phangan.