Ko Pha Ngan (or Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in South East Thailand. It is famous for its full moon party at Haad Rin Beach and as a backpackers destination. Koh Pha Ngan has two sister islands: the larger is Koh Samui to the south and the smaller is Koh Tao to the north.
Koh Pha Ngan was before a backpackers destination, Nowadays a more mixed range of visitors arrives here. One thing most of them have in common is that they are all looking for a relaxed and easy-going island.
One exemption from the relaxed atmosphere might be the Full Moon Party when Haad Rin Nok transforms into a dance floor made of sand. If you don't want to participate at this very crowded event, or even listen to the music, don't worry! Koh Pha Ngan is a relatively large island, so you can easily find a quiet and beautiful place here even when the moon is full.
Koh Pha Ngan is an island on the East coast of Thailand, not so far from Suratthani town on the main land. The area of this island is 168 square kilometers.The main town on Koh Pha Ngan is Thongsala, located on the southwest coast.
The largest island in the region is Koh Samui and it is located a little south of Koh Pha Ngan. There are several ferry lines between these islands. Ferry operators such as Raja Ferry, Lomprayah, Seatran and Songserm are operating between the islands and / or the mainland. The main ferry piers are situated in Thongsala and Haad Rin.