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Don’t Miss These 10 Places To Visit In Koh Phangan – Take your pick from the best attractions in Koh Phangan!

A scenic coastline, lush jungles and authentic Thai experiences in Koh Phangan are complemented by the night-long celebrations that happen on Full Moon days according to the lunar calendar, thus making this island in the southeast of Thailand famous, and enticing visitors throughout the year.

1

Historic Yang Na Nai Tree

At 14 metres in height, this is the tallest tree on the island. Grown to protect the soil fertility of fields of rice and to provide latex rubber for industries in Thailand, these tall trees collectively form a wide canopy for the rice fields. You can encounter this ancient tree when walking towards Thing Nai Pan.

2

Admire the Secret Beach

This scenic beach on the west coast of Koh Phangan is quiet and is enjoyed by couples who are inspired to have a beach wedding in Thailand. The relaxing vibes here are an antidote for those looking for a stress-free holiday getaway.

3

Visit Thong Sala Night Market

This exciting market is open every day however, most stalls open in the evening from 4 pm to 11 pm. Known amongst the locals as Pantip Market, this is a great area to hang out when night falls with all the stalls in action and the place becoming a hive of activity with the aroma of good food coupled with excitement. Indulge yourself in the wonderous combinations of fruit smoothies they excel in turning out.

4

Watch the sunset from Amsterdam Bar

Sunsets are beautiful in Koh Phangan, and if you appreciate this wonderous aspect of nature, embrace it to the fullest while you are here. The best place to do this is at the Amsterdam Bar, which is perched on a cliff facing west. After a hectic day's outdoor activities relax here on a floor cushion with your favourite cocktail and witness the glory of the sunset unfolding. A spectacular sight and a slice of heaven for you to enjoy as often done by guests at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas.

5

Exciting Full Moon Party

A huge gathering of locals and visitors under a brilliant full moon, the glistening sky, the cool water of the ocean everyone dancing to reggae, classics, hip-hop and rock and roll. Be a part of this while you are in Koh Phangan and take away the surreal experience.

6

Enjoy the beautiful waterfalls

Phaeng Waterfall situated a few kilometres away from Thong Sala is a part of Than Sadet National Park. It is an enchanting waterfall which offers a few natural swimming pools for people to enjoy a cool dip. It is easy to get to this waterfall by hiring a scooter.

7

Visit Slip and Fly

An exciting and extreme attraction for those seeking an adrenaline boost. Join some of the daytime events to experience events and competitions like volleyball, beer pong, mud pit, blind boxing etc to bring out the thrill element during your visit.

8

Visit an Authentic Thai Restaurant

Considered one of the best in Asia, Thai cuisine is delicious, fresh, healthy and uniquely spicy. Visitors are always requested to say how much spice they can take so that the dish can be prepared accordingly. Indulge in the variety of dishes during your stay.

9

Experience the fabulous viewpoints

There are many mountainous landscapes in Koh Samui providing breathtaking viewpoints and these can be easily reached on a scooter, while a few require going on foot. Experience a couple of them to carry back unforgettable memories such as at Haad Salad.

10

Visit a temple

With a lot of Thai Buddhist temples around Koh Phangan pick one to suit your convenience as they are diverse with Chedis, large statues, sculptures and some with a lot of space to wander about. However, always dress modestly when visiting a Buddhist Temple.