Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment

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Koh Phangan… Sleepless enchantment. It’s very impressive for tourists all over the world. This island is surrounded by sand beach and crystal-clear sea. At night, there will be a cool beach party. Here you can spend time  enjoying from the morning till the dawn of another day. Let's know more about Koh Phangan together from Guide Book Issue4- Koh Phagnan Sleepless Enchantment.  

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment

 

Koh Phangan... One of the famous islands in Suratthani Province. It is located 100 kilometers away from Suratthani Province. The island is full of magnificent beaches and fascinating nature. Facilities are available: shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment centers, accommodations and world famous beach parties such as ‘Full Moon Party’, which is usually held at Rin Nok Beach, the most well-known beach on the island and also the most beautiful moon sighting place in the world. There’re more interesting tourist places waiting for you.

TIPS   The most famous souvenir in Koh Phangan is coconut oil, five stars OTOP. It is said that you should buy coconut oil when you visit Koh Phangan, otherwise it seems like you has never been here.

Suratthani Province  Or known as ‘Muang Roi Koh’  (Land of 100  islands ) . It is one of tourist provinces of Thailand. There are many islands such as Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and abundant natural resources. Currently it is the center of tourism of southern gulf of Thailand. Millions of both foreigners and Thais visit hear each year.

TIPS   Suratthani province is famous for ‘ Chaiya salted eggs’ ‘Oyster’ and  ‘Rambutan’

 

Full Moon Party Schedules 2015 – 2016 


Don Mueang International Airport the airport located in the city of Bangkok is available for both Thais and foreigners. Nowadays service focuses on domestic flight and few flights to nearby countries. Service is always available for domestic flight. 
Suratthani Airport  International Airport under the Department of Civil Aviation is available for both Thai and foreigner passengers coming to relax and travel in Suratthani Province and other provinces nearby.

• Climate  The average temperature is 25-33˚Celsius.
• High season  February to April is a suitable period for tourism. October to January is a monsoon period, not appropriate for tourism. You should check a weather forecast before going out.

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
 

How to go Bangkok - Koh Phangan  Koh Phangan is an island. You have to drop by at Suratthani Province and travel by boat to Koh Phangan.

Bangkok - Suratthani

  • Airplane – From Don Mueang Int. Airport, select domestic flight to fly directly to Suratthani Int. Airport in about 1 hour.
  • Bus – From Bangkok Southern Bus terminal to Suratthani Bus Terminal in about 10 hours. Then take other buses to Donsak District to get on the boat to Koh Phangan.

TIPS   Recommend you to travel at night to reach Suratthani in the morning.

  • Train : From Hua Lamphong Train Station to Suratthani Train Station, then take the bus to Donsak District.

Tourists who are not much hurry and want to travel privately can reserve rental car online 

Suratthani - Koh Phangan  From the mainland, you may take Ferry to Koh Phangan by following pier

  • Donsak Pier (Ferry) : takes 2.30 hours.  Fee 210 Baht
    Departing : 6.00 AM. / 7.00 AM. / 10.00 AM. / 1.00 PM. /  5.00 PM.
    Arriving : 6.00 AM. / 7.00 AM. / 10.00 AM. / 1.00 PM. /  5.00 PM.
  • Thathong Pier (Speed Boat) : takes 1 hour.  Fee 205 Baht.
    Departs at 8am every day
  • Baandon Pier (Night Boat) : takes 6 hours.  Fee 100 - 150 Baht.
    Departs at 11pm everyday 

TIPS   Private Car may also take Ferry to Koh Phangan or try using an overnight parking service at the pier.

credit:  www.tourismthailand.org , www.atsiam.com


Transportation on Koh Phangan

• Private Car – for those who bring their own car to Koh Phangan by Ferry
• Bus or Mini Bus –  service on the island cost 50 - 150 Baht per round.
• Car Rent / Motorcycle Ren – include Jeep or Motorcycle cost 150 – 800 Baht
• Long-tailed Boat – Both lease and water-bus are faster and more convenience than others.

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
 

What to bring when traveling to Koh Phangan?

  • Suitcase – Day Outfit, Night Outfit, Sandal, Towel, Bath & Shower Set, Hangover Pill, Anti-Mosquito repellent, Zip-lock bag
  • Handbag – Camera , Sun glasses , Sunbathing sheet, Pocket book , Mobile phone** , Cables , Wallet , Suntan & Sunblock *, Power Bank**
  • Scuba Diving Bag – Bikini , Waterproof Diving Bag, Waterproof Protective Case for Mobile /Camera

-  For chilling in day time e.g., Bikini, Shirt, Short, Maxi Dress
-  For party at night e.g., Fluorescent Clothes, Colorful Accessories, Body Paint Color
-  Sunbathing Sheet, choose a colorful one. You can tie it around your waist to create a nice skirt or cover you up.

*For Winter,  during the months of October to February each year.
***A Power bank is not allowed to load on the plane. You can bring it on the plane though. (As long as it doesn’t have a capacity over 32,000 mAh)

**Download AOT Application in IOS system and Android today Click here!   

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment

 

  Hotels


  Restaurant

 • Ando Loco
 • KhuaPed
 • Famaso

 


   Popular Destination


  Pier  

 • The Pier of Ao Thong Sala

 • The Pier of Haad Rin Nai

 

Map


Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
 

 

'Dining on Koh Phangan' There are a variety of bars and restaurants on the island. Don't miss the seafood and Southern Thai food. Enjoy the night life, take a sip along with music and chill by the beach.

Restaurant you should visit!  Koh-Phangan is the best place well known for Full Moon Party and beautiful scenery. Food on the island is also famous. There are many must-try restaurants as follow.

 • Jip Shop  Small, high quality restaurant, Serve Thai and European food with fresh produce daily. Exclusive Menu includes Tom Kha Khai, Tom Yum Kung, Pasta
Recommend Menu: Tom Kha Khai, Tom Yum Kung, Pasta
Location: Haad ThongNaiPaanNoi Koh Phangan
Opening Time: Every Day 9am - 11pm.
Jip Shop Read more...

 • Fabio  Italian Restaurant, Well known for good taste and tidiness especially the signature pasta menu.
Recommend Menu: Fabio Pizza, Fabio Spaghetti, Panna Cotta
Location: BaanTai Thongsala Koh Phangan
Opening Time: 1pm - 12pm (Close on Sunday)
Fabio Read more...

 • Fish At Thip’s  Seafood Restaurant, Serve authentic Thai taste.
Recommend Menu:  Mix Seafood platter
Location: BaanTai Road, 300 m. from Milky Bay Resort, Koh Phangan
Fish At Thip’s Read more...

 • Fisherman’s Restaurant  Best Location on Fisherman Village. Serve traditional Thai food, fresh seafood and local food.
Recommend Menu: Curry Crab, Barracuda Fish Set menu, Fries
Location:  Haad BaanTai Road, Koh Phangan
Opening Time: Every Day
Fisherman’s Restaurant Read more...

 • Ando Loco  Small, high quality restaurant, Serve Thai and European food with fresh produce daily. Exclusive Menu includes Tom Kha Khai, Tom Yum Kung, Pasta
Recommend Menu: Sell cheapest Draft Beer on the island
Location: Old Market, Walking Street, ThongSala Road
Opening Time: Every Day
Ando Loco Read more...

 • KhuaPed Local Thai Food, serve original Thai taste.
Recommend Menu: Stir pork with Thai paste, Chicken Turmeric, Banana Blossom Salad, Wasp with yellow curry paste
Location: Opposite Lotus Supermarket, Koh Phangan
Opening Time: 10am - 10pm
KhuaPed Read more...

 • Famaso  Best Pizza Restaurant, offers special menu and good choices of Italian dishes
Recommend Menu: Best Pizza Restaurant, offers special menu and good choices of Italian dishes
Location: Mae Haad, Koh Phangan
Opening Time: Every Day 11am - 10pm
Famaso Read more...

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
 

Stunning Beach

 • Ao Chalok Lum  Biggest fisherman village on island, crescent beach surrounded by fresh seafood for sale.
Ao Chalok Lum Read more...

 • Haad Mae Haad  March till May, during the low tide, the water flows away and appear the Sand Dune leading to Koh Mha which is the most beautiful spot for diving.
Haad Mae Haad Read more...

 • Haad Salad Private and quiet area with clear green water. During Nov - April is a perfect time for swimming at the beach
Haad Salad​ Read more...

 • Haad Yao  Long Beach as the name, curve 1 km. along the sea. On both sides have exquisite coral reef and is called Top beautiful beach of Koh Phangan.
Haad Yao​ Read more...

 • Laem Son   Suitable for traveler who wants privacy. Snorkel Diving and Fishing Boat are available. Sea Bass and Rainbow Fish are often caught in this area.
Laem Son  Read more...

 • Ao Sri Thanu  is perfect for sunbathing, reading book and watching sunset quietly.
Ao Sri Thanu  Read more...

 • Haad Thongsala  is the centre of the business on island includes Ferry Pier to Suratthani, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, restaurants, shops and hotels.
Haad Thongsala  Read more...

 • Haad Baan Tai  Beach with full of coconut tree, shallow beach, crystal clear sea, watching sunset and feel the old Thai tradition.
Haad Baan Tai​ Read more...

 • Haad Baan Khai  Mostly booked by the Full Moon Party people. Near Haad Rin and cheap price.
Haad Baan Khai Read more...

 • Haad Rin Nai  less crowded than Haad Rin Nok. Beautiful coral reef and safe for swimming.
Haad Rin Nai  Read more...

 • Haad Rin Nok  The most attractive and beautiful beach of island. It is where Full Moon Party is held. "One who ever come to Koh Phangan yet never reach Haad Rin Nok may never reach Koh Phangan"
Haad Rin Nok Read more...

 • Haad Sri Kantang  Quiet beach with clear water and white sand, perfect for chilling, watching sunset and honeymoon.
Haad Sri Kantang Read more...

 • Haad Tong Naipan   The biggest beach in East Coast, crescent bay, soft sand are ideal for your vacation.
Haad Tong Naipan Read more...

 • Haad Khom  Most stop spot for diving and fishing.
Haad Khom Read more...

 • Thanprapas Waterfall  big waterfall and available for swimming. Away from the beach only 1 km.
Thanprapas Waterfall  Read more...

 • Thansadech Waterfall  3 steps waterfall located in front of Haad Sadech with significant rock shape. Unavailable in raining season, from Oct - Jan boat is inaccessible.
Thansadech Waterfall Read more...

 

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Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
 

Full Moon Party @ Haad Rin 

"Once the sun sets, the party has begun! This is a reason for people from over the world coming for!*"

‘Full Moon Party’ The well-known party of the world come and experiences the drunkenness and let’s gets fun! On the 15th Day of the waxing moon of every month, only at Haad Rin, the place where Full Moon Party is held. Why’s on 15th Day of waxing moon? So you’ll get to see the bright full moon which is the highlight of the party!

   When did it all begin?  Back to 20 years ago, it was started by a group of backpackers set a small birthday get-together in the full moon night. The idea caught on and these days Full Moon Party has become a legend!

  What’s inside? 

  • All-night Dance Party
  • Music style: Hip-hop, Techno Dance, R&B, House, Reggae
  • Body Paint (decked out in neon, daubed with fluorescent paint)
  • Fluorescent Prop and Accessories e.g. clothes, necklace, ring
  • Alcohol Drinks ‘Alcohol Buckets’ cost 100 – 400฿  (liquor and mixer mixed in a plastic bucket)

Tourists Ratio 

  • Local 10%​
  • Expats 90% (Youngster, Backpacker, Hipster)
     

"Watch Sun Halo reflected on the sea while mingling, dancing and partying until morning"

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment

 

Lay Down by the beach

"Due to high season, any tourists who plan to join the party need to book the tickets and hotel in advance."

Ao Chalok Lum 

 • Malibu Beach Bungalows   :  1,0000 ฿/night   Book now!
 • Chaloklum Bay Resort  :  1,800 ฿/night   Book now!

Haad Salad

 • Salad Beach Resort   : 1,100 ฿/night  Book now!
 • Haadlad Prestige Resort & Spa   : 1,300 ฿/night  Book now!

Haad Tien

 • Haad Tain Beach Resort    : 500 ฿/night   Book now!

Haad Yao

 • Haadyao Bayview Reosrt & Spa    : 630 ฿/night   Book now!
 • See Through Boutique Resort   : 900 ฿/night   Book now!

Laem Son

 • Haad Son Resort   : 1,200 ฿/night  Book now!

Ao Chao Pa

 • Phangan Cabana Resort  :  900 ฿/night  Book now!

Ao Sri Dhanu

 • Chills Resort   : 1,030 ฿/night   Book now!

Ao Nai Wok

 • Grand Sea Beach Resort  : 800 ฿/night   Book now!

Haad Baan Tai

 • Milky Bay Resort   : 800 ฿/night Book now!

Haad Baan Khai

 • Morning Star Resort  : 900 ฿/night  Book now!

Haad Rin

 • Phangan BayShore Resort   : 1,600 ฿/night   Book now!
 • Cocohut Village Beach Resort & Spa  : 1,370 ฿/night   Book now!

Haad Tong Naipan

 • Havana Beach Resort  : 1,840 ฿/night   Book now!
 • Thongtapan Resort  : 400 ฿/night  Book now!
 • Panviman Resort Koh Phangan : 5,000 ฿/night Book now!
 • Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa  : 5,700 ฿/night  Book now!

Haad Yuan

 • Pariya Resort & Villas Haad Yuan Koh Phangan   : 2,900 ฿/night Book now!

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment

 

Grab some souvenirs before flying back home! @ Don Mueang International Airport

  • Restaurants - Silom Village, Piri-Piri, Subway, Krispy Kreme, The Coffee Club
  • Shops - King Power Duty Free, NaRaYa, Royal Project Shop, Mapas, Sou Venir Shop by The Mall Skyport

Ending your wonderful trip... with good memory with sharing your photos & check-in via Instragram at ‘DON MUEANG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DMK)’. Please don’t forget to enjoy our 2-hour Airport Free WiFi for FREE!


Vat Refund  During Boarding, Foreign tourist who buy goods in which that the VAT is not less than 2,000 BAHT. Don’t forget to get a Vat Refund  Click Here

 

Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
Guide Book Issue4 - Koh Phangan Sleepless Enchantment
 

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