The paradise island Koh Phangan
is located in Surat Thani province, in a southern part of gulf of Siam, approximately in 100км from coast, in 15 km from Samui, and 40 islands numbering approximately are part of archipelago Samui.
is the greatest island after Samui, and it's area 168 sq.km . More than 70 % mountains covered with coconut plantations and a tropical wood.
On island there live more than 8,000 person, the majority the Chinese immigrating here more hundred years ago and now settled in Thong Sala Town .95 % of the population Buddhists and only few part, living in Baan Tai Village, professes an islam. Standard Thai
it is used as an official language, but local residents use a southern dialect more widely. English language is clear in business cycles and the tourist centers.
On Koh Phangan
, inhabitants live that, that raise coconuts. Every month on Samui and Koh Phangan raise more than 1 million coconuts which then export to Bangkok
. Also here are engaged in fishery, well and certainly tourism prospers.
The island has received the name from Thai word Ngan, that in translation means - sandy a barrier. Coastal waters and an environment of island abounds set of sandy deposits which according to the local guidebook, protect island from superfluous monsoons.
During last 25 years, Koh Phangan
involves huge quantity of visitors; some of them strictly come back back to island.