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Top Attractions in Koh Phangan – The Highlights of a Captivating Island

The island of Koh Phangan always captures the imagination of the visitor with its attractions that include the moon parties, picturesque waterfalls, The Challenge Phangan, yoga centres and so on.


The Moon Parties

It is probably the vibrant moon parties that are the best-known aspect of Koh Phangan. If you love to party, then your visit would be incomplete without dancing your cares away at these parties. The Full Moon Party and the Half Moon Party, as well as the recently commenced Black Moon Party, attract hordes of revellers wishing to experience the unique atmosphere of these events. The famed Full Moon Party is considered to be a fantastic event in Thailand where you will have the opportunity to dance through the night. Meanwhile, the Half Moon Party and the Black Moon Party are also enjoyable events, although being slightly less prominent.


The Waterfalls

Nature lovers are sure to be entranced by the picturesque waterfalls that you will find in Koh Phangan. Set amidst verdant nature, you will find that these attractive waterfalls present an appealing sight for the visitor. Some of these lovely waterfalls include the Than Sadet and Than Prawet waterfalls which are both situated in proximity to the beaches at Thong Nai Pan. Meanwhile, the Paradise Waterfall is located near Chaloklum Bay whilst the Than Praphet waterfall is situated in proximity to Koh Phangan's south-eastern coast. If you would like to undertake a challenging hike, a visit to these waterfalls will undoubtedly be a memorable experience.


The Challenge Phangan Park

For adventurous visitors to the island, the water park known as The Challenge Phangan will offer plenty of opportunities for activity and enjoyment. This popular water park is situated on Koh Phangan's western coast and is well-known for its exhilarating and rewarding obstacle water racecourse. This course which you must attempt to complete in the quickest possible time includes such features as monkey bars, rolling barrels, stepping stones, rope swings, swinging shapes, balance beams, a climbing mountain, and so on. Between races, you will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments at the restaurant cum bar that you will find at this water park.


Yoga Centres

If you are a yoga enthusiast you will be in your element in Koh Phangan as the island offers a good selection of yoga facilities. The practise of yoga originated centuries ago in India and has gained popularity around the world due to its wellness benefits. Yoga involves physical as well as spiritually uplifting exercises that are considered to have beneficial effects on both the body and the mind. You will find that Koh Phangan boasts a number of well-reputed yoga centres. An accommodation choice to consider which has a spa where you can engage in yoga would be Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas which may be regarded as being a pleasingly located Koh Phangan resort for a wellness retreat.


Thong Sala Night Market

The Thong Sala Night Market is a popular attraction in Koh Phangan. This market is particularly renowned for its delectable street foods which are available at very affordable prices. You will find that Thong Sala Night Market contains a varied selection of street foods which means that there is likely to be something that will appeal to the tastes of almost any visitor to the market. The foods on offer here include everything from crusty pizzas to grilled meat and fish and from Pad Thai to sushi; it makes this night market a great place to experience the distinctive flavours of Thailand's renowned street foods.