|Koh Phangan is famed for its Full Moon Party, by far the world's biggest beach party, attracting up to 20,000 young revellers from around the world each month, as the full moon light rises out of the Gulf of Thailand to shine on Haad Rin Nok (Sunrise) Beach.
Koh Phangan was first discovered as a holiday destination just over twenty years ago and since that time has transformed from the ultimate backpacker holiday to a high class resort destination.
The most popular beaches – or perhaps the most famous – with more hotels and the most visitors are those along the south and west coasts. The beaches in the north take more time and effort to get to, however they are quite special in their own ways and visitors.
Besides partying, snorkeling, kayaking and diving, you might wonder what else is there to do in Koh Phangan? True, it’s easy to get absorbed into all the things that Koh Phangan is famous (or infamous) for, but there’s actually much more to the island than meets the eye. Why not take a hike to viewpoint of the Khao Ra Mount and discover a beauty across the Gulf of Thailand, test your volleyball skills or other beach activities.