The island of Phangan (Koh Phangan): General information, weather, seasons, time

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General information about Koh Phangan

Пляж на о. Панган

Koh Phangan in Thailand (also 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.

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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:

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*

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Weather graph on Phangan months*

Погода на Пангане

Weather on Koh Phangan and forecast

The time on Koh Phangan

Time difference between Koh Phangan and Moscow is +4 hours in winter and summer.

The current time in Ko Phangan*
The time difference with the cities:
Moscow: +4 Samara: +3
Kazan: +4 Nizhny Novgorod: +4
Ekaterinburg: +2 Novosibirsk: 0
Irkutsk: -1 Vladivostok: -3
* - if time is incorrect, refresh the page Ctrl+F5:

The schedule of Full Moon Party

The current schedule Full Moon Party you can always find here

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
AnyChek 27 August, 2017

Hi! Just got back from Samui, August 2017, when in all of Thailand the rainy season. It there is absolutely not there! For two weeks the rain was twice in the late afternoon, when the sun set.
Have levolo as follows - the next day heat! The prices in this period, we were pleased!) ...
Alkor55 3 April, 2018
The rainy season in Thailand is nonsense.All the different provinces. For Koh Samui in July ,August and until mid September is the best time of rest. And this time, not the rainy season. There is a month can go 3-4 rain for 15 minutes. And this is the peak season. In Italy from August 1 to September 1 all the holiday( in Spain too) and at this time the island crowded with Italians(but not the Spaniards,there are a few). 10 times vacationing with his wife on Koh Samui this summer for a month each time. Russian tour guides(friends) we were told that winter here is worse.A few years ago I went to Koh Samui in winter from 20 January to 15 February. Really did not like.Every three days the storm in the sea grass, boards, logs and other debris. And weather is normal, you can relax. But it is not a rule, sometimes worse, but sometimes better.Therefore, from 1 November the best place to relax on Koh Chang until March, then worse.But the ball there is a zero. So everybody is looking for what suits him. Someone like Phuket, some don't, also the winter vacation is good there, but for us in winter, Koh Chang better.I will add that to Chang the wild tides and need to get serious about the choice of hotel. ...
admin April 4, 2018

All true, and nobody on this website never claimed that in Thailand the rainy season is one for the whole country, and on this account even sickly seasons sign is - But you draw conclusions about the weather on several trips at one time, and one trip to another - not objectively. Still the best season in Samui is in January-April. And the fact that you were not so lucky... well, weather is unpredictable because almost... ...
Alkor55 4 April, 2018
Read the post above. This answer for AnyChek. And what about January-April , I live here told friends, operating guides. It is friends, just guides I'm not going to listen. Been there, done that. And about the spring floods you forget about autumn I will not say, you do know about them and during them happening. And that weather is unpredictable, you're right... But for our 10 year old travel to Samui had no problems with the weather. ...
Nadine Mahler May 16, 2018
Samui is a wonderful island!
We flew from Moscow with a stopover in Bangkok, the tour was in early March. The weather was great, and just in the last day the sun hid, and we learned what a tropical rain. :lol:
We stayed in the wonderful hotel briza resort. The hotel consists of many small two-storey houses, each house a maximum of 4 rooms. The whole hotel look like the garden of Eden, is buried in verdure.
The island is very interesting because on one side you can only see the dawn, and on the other the decline. We lived in Chaweng, there are only sunrises, so we decided one evening to go to the other end of the island to watch the sunset, and absolutely do not regret it, it is very beautiful! ...
nausla May 16, 2018
The puzzles are beautiful. ...
of Satanta 17 September, 2018
Going to Thailand for a month. Plans 5 days in Koh Samui! The main question is, what dostoprimechatelnosti better to take the tour and where you can go on their own ...
admin 17 September, 2018

I have a strong opinion that trips to a guide which tells about the sights, only needed for historical sites. And considering that there are places on Samui not, then excursions are not necessary, if you are able to reach on their own. If you drive a motorbike, take it in rent and go, all you will see. ...
Travel Johnny December 28, 2018
Hello!Tell us about the school Windian that Bali - I say very cool! And the Russian coaches, and the program is great ...
admin December 28, 2018

You ask like "Tell", and in the end not a question mark, and exclamation marks. More like advertising :THINK . Anyway the topic is about Samui and not Bali, it's even different countries. ...