Simmilar to the other surrounding islands, Koh Pha-ngan experiences substantial year on year increase in tourist arrival numbers and the island is well know its own right for its every month held World famous Koh Phangan the Ibiza of Asia.
The island of Pha-ngan was for the first time discovered by backpacking hippies about 20 years ago, the island was already inhabited already about two thousand years ago by sea pirates traveling by boat from Malaysia. The area was a few years later swarmed by Chinese most of them coming from Hainan fleeing their country.
On Phangan has a interesting Night Life, ranging from typical Ladybars, BeachBars to real Clubs and upscale Night Clubs.
For many people FullMoon Partyis one of the local events on the island. Sometimes up to 15.0000 visitors rush to the island each lunar eclipse just to experience the Party.
Once the Fullmoon Party has ended and another day starts in Had Rinyou will be stunned to discover how very much more the island has to show to visitors.
The island is an island of real beauty and charm, a place, where visitors can have a holiday far anyway, lazy and on the beachor active and fast paced.
Some people consider Phangan is only a island for budget traveler or young people mainly visiting the island because of the Fullmoon Party at Haad Rin beach. But this is a large island and the partyis only a tiny part of it.
Whatever it is you are searching for, there is something that suits most people. Phangan has more than 300 hotels and resorts to choose from, with a broad range of cheap 100 Thai Baht a night bamboo shack and having no toilet to first class aircon villa with your own pool.
The only exemption from the otherwise relaxing and quite island might be the Full Moon Party Beachwhen the east side of Haad Rin changes to a dance floor constructed of sand. If you dislike huge party's or even listen to the music, don't worry on Koh Phangan are various nice beaches, that are all over the Island like fruit garden in the hills, fishing spots and waterfalls.
The island of Koh Panghan is one of the country's real tropical gems. Blessed with sunny beachesand hidden bays, visitors from many different countries come again evry year in order to soak up the unforgettable feeling of the island.
When the Fullmoon Party is over and the next day begins in Had Rinyou'll be amazed to find how many things more Koh Phangan has to offer.