The island of Phangan (Koh Phangan): General information, weather, seasons, time
General information about Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan in Thailand (Koh Phangan, eng. Ko Pha Ngan / Koh Phangan) is one of the popular tourist Islands in the Gulf of Thailand in Thailand. Phangan is very close with his more popular and a bit more neighbor island Koh Samui (the position of the Koh Phangan map Thailand). Both Islands are separated by only 8 miles, and from the mainland of the island lies about 45 kilometers. The island area of 125 square kilometers, one and a half times less than the neighbor Samui and nearly four times less than the island of Phuket. A large part of the island (approx. 70%) is mountainous terrain (the mountains are not high), covered with dense tropical jungle. The rest of the island – the beaches and fields.
Russian tourists rarely consider the island as a resort, but rather look at him and another Tao island (Ko Tao), as in addition to vacation on the island of Samui on Koh Phangan are committed in "outing" in the form of excursions for diving and snorkeling, and partying Full Moon Party. Tourist trips to the island from Russia is not very wide. However, the island of Koh Phangan is fully independent resort with its own characteristics and atmosphere, different from other resorts in Thailand. Island especially popular among young people from all over the world.
The island offers great beaches that are more "weird" than refined and ennobled the beaches of Samui or Phuket. Even Phangan is one of the best places in Thailand for diving and snorkeling. The situation on the island in General is much calmer and in most places, reminiscent of a village, and on some beaches, tourist infrastructure and non-existent.
Of course, the Thong is slightly inferior in popularity, facilities and attractions of Koh Samui. But there is something about him that makes you come some tourists here, but not on Samui. The atmosphere on the reservation other than on Samui. It is not as a tourist, you can even say a few "hippie thing", youth.
If you are a lover of relaxation at any time of the day (including at night), then this is the perfect place to stay. Phangan is famous for its moon parties Full Moon Party, traditionally held during the new moon, that is once a month on Haad Rin. At this time, the flocking crowds of young people, and the Full Moon Party is highly regarded among the most famous parties in the world. You can come off in under a huge full moon, feeling the fresh breeze and feeling the atmosphere of the event. This party lasts about three days, so will not be bored. Also, fans will have to taste the traditional "alcohol buckets" for parties of Koh Phangan. By the way, these parties there are three types: Full Moon Party, Half Moon Party and Black Moon Party, although the most popular there is a Full Moon. The schedule of Full Moon Party see below.
If you don't want to hear the sound of merry young people on Phangan can easily hide on one of the many beaches of the island, far from civilization areas to complete the exotic effect. After all, the rest from party time Phangan is ideal for a secluded getaway, with the blue sea and unspoiled nature. You will be able to fully enjoy the life of leisure on the island, which has become a rarity on the more popular Islands of Thailand. You can hide under the shadow of coconut trees, hiding from the scorching sun, and to walk barefoot on the sandy shores which has resterilize white handkerchief along the sea. And the variety of vegetation and flowers give the hotel on the island, some hints of romanticism. Also you will have the opportunity to experience the national atmosphere of Thailand, walking in the evenings to bars of the island, and traditionally resting on a Thai Mat.
Phangan translates to the sandy strip. When you watch the tides, we will be able to notice numerous sandy islets, which protect the island from monsoons. It is noteworthy that to relax on Koh Phangan in Thailand at any time of the year because the climate is always very favorable.
For lovers of exotic holiday destinations, and the opportunity to try yourself in diving among the surrounding Islands. Also, the Phangan attracts lovers of snorkeling. A huge variety of marine flora and fauna will leave in your heart unforgettable experience. When not relaxing on the beach, you can visit the island's national Park, famous for its waterfalls. You will be able to see the Chinese temple and elephant village. After this sightseeing, you can resort to a boat trip through the scenic Koh Phangan. And thanks to the proximity of Koh Phangan to Koh Samui, you can extend your stay and explore the attractions of Samui.
In your free time you can go on Phangan shopping. Of course, here you will find variety of shopping centers, but in countless stores you will be able to buy many interesting Souvenirs of the sea, including "branded" souvenir of Koh Phangan – hammock handmade.
By the way, Phangan is more famous for its huge number of tattoo parlours, which are always filled with visitors.
Often, guests amenities like recreation complex: do yoga, have fun with kiteboarding at the expanse of sand bars, exercise trekking through the jungle and make incredible boat trips.
If you are willing to travel to Koh Phangan, then our site will be able to find information:
- how to get to Koh Phangan
- hotels and beaches of Koh Phangan
- attractions of Koh Phangan
- how to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
- map of Koh Phangan
Weather on Koh Phangan, tourist seasons
Koh Phangan – year-round resort. This year-round warm and cozy, however should be said about the features. On Phangan there are at least two rainy seasons in which to visit the island not as good as the rest of the year.
The rainy season (low season) here runs from September to December. The rainiest months are October and November, while in December rainfall already on the decline, and in the middle of the month already established quite a comfortable weather. Another rainy season occurs in April-June. And although rain at this time not so much and Sunny days abound, but at this time the low water level. Moreover, in this period the water in the sea is not very clean. Sunbathing and participating in the Full Moon Party is not a hindrance, but for swimming it is better at this time from the rest of the island to abstain.
Dry season (high season) runs from December-March and July-August. This is the best time to visit the island for a beach holiday and for entertainment. If we choose the time visiting the island, it is best to choose one of these periods.
Seasons tab by months*
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Weather graph on Phangan months*
The time on Koh Phangan
Time difference between Koh Phangan and Moscow is +4 hours in winter and summer.
Current time in Bangkok (same time and on Koh Phangan):
The schedule of Full Moon Party
- Sunday, January 04, 2015
- Tuesday, February 03, 2015
- Thursday, 05 March 2015
- Friday, 03 April 2015
- Saturday, 02 may 2015
- Tuesday, 02 June 2015
- Tuesday, 30 June 2015
- Saturday, 01 August 2015
- Saturday, 29 August 2015
- Sunday, 27 September 2015
- Tuesday, 27 October 2015
- Wednesday, 25 November 2015
- Friday, 25 December 2015
- Thursday, December 31 2015
- Saturday, 23 January 2016
- Tuesday, 23 February 2016
- Tuesday, 22 March 2016
- Thursday 21st of April 2016
- Saturday, 21 may 2016
- Sunday, 19 June 2016
- Thursday, 21 July 2016
- Thursday, 18 August 2016
- Friday, 16 September 2016
- Monday, 17 October 2016
- Monday, 14 November 2016
- Wednesday, 14 December 2016
- Sunday, 25 Dec 2016
- Saturday, December 31 2016
- Thursday 12th of January 2017
- Saturday 11th of February 2017
The current schedule Full Moon Party you can always find here