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Sightseeing in Ko Pha Ngan Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Marvelous Pha Ngan island is often called the Paradise Island, as it’s incredibly beautiful. Each year it attracts more and more visitors. Koh Pha Ngan is little smaller than Koh Samui; the former is located in the southern part of the Gulf of Thailand and is one of the most visited Thai islands. The place has being developed for more than 2,000 years; the first settlements on its territory have been founded in the prehistoric era. Today the island is a goldmine of amazing historical and natural attractions giving unforgettable experiences.
The coastline of Koh Pha Ngan is rather large, and therefore a choice of beaches is just huge. One of the busiest and most visited beaches of the island is Haad Rin beach. It’s very … Open
There are numerous beautiful Buddhist temples here and Wat Kow Tahm is one of the friendliest. It’s a part of the old monastery, which has been operating for many hundreds of years. Local monks gladly teach everyone the art of meditation and disclose mysteries of Eastern philosophy. The monastery is located in incredibly beautiful natural surroundings. Many come here in the evening to enjoy the sunset.
The amazing Maduea Wan monastery on top of a hill is an incredibly beautiful landmark that has become the embodiment of the best national traditions in architecture. According to one legend, Buddha left his footprint on a hill, and today locals consider this place to be sacred. One of the oldest temples of the island is Wat Phu Khao Noi ; the exact date of its foundation is unknown. This incredibly beautiful religious object is available for public access, so everyone can appreciate its interior decoration and talk with local monks knowing a lot about religious attractions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Anantara Rasananda resort situated at the charming beach of Thong Nai Pan has remained one of the most famous and sought after hotels of Koh Pha Ngan for many years. The resort offers a … Open
Newcomers usually begin to explore the island from the Khao Ra Viewpoint. It’s the highest point of the island featuring a wonderful viewing platform. You just won’t find a better place for admiring panoramic views of the island; the path to the mountain top passes through an incredibly beautiful area.
The permanent symbol of the island is lovely Than Sadet Waterfall . It has being considered the main attraction of Koh Pha Ngan for more than a hundred years. In 1888 it was visited by King Rama V with his family; he wrote an inscription on one of local stones. It should be noted that after this event, a lovely waterfall became a permanent place of pilgrimage for the royals. The incredibly beautiful waterfall is complemented by surrounding scenery. Another beautiful Phaeng Noi&Yai Waterfall is situated in the very remote mountain area. Despite the fact that the path from the waterfalls, is not more than 250 meters, it’s not so easy to overcome it.
The coastline of Koh Pha Ngan is rather large, and therefore a choice of beaches is just huge. One of the busiest and most visited beaches of the island is Haad Rin beach. It’s very … Open
The more easy to get, but no less beautiful is Sramonora Waterfall. Currently, it’s a part of a large resort complex providing everything for recreation. One of the most emblematic sights of Pha Ngan is Pardise Waterfall.Vacationers have to consider that the waterfall often dries in summer; however, the rest of year guests of the island can enjoy several beautiful pools for swimming. In addition to scenic waterfalls, excursions lovers should visit Laem Son lake that is home to rare species of animals and birds.
Thailand - KO PHA NGAN Ko Pha Ngan will surely appeal to fans of beachside recreation. In recent years, beaches of large resorts have been turned into large open-air entertainment centers. Tourists will easily find numerous restaurants, bars, clubs, and discos there. This is one of the reasons why young tourists are particularly fond of visiting such beaches in the evening. Hat Rin is the largest and most crowded beach of the island. It is also famous as the regular venue of the full moon celebration. In order to relax in calm and peaceful setting, consider visiting Haad Chao Phao and Voktum beaches. Besides that, these beaches are famous for their breathtaking sunsets.
Anantara Rasananda resort situated at the charming beach of Thong Nai Pan has remained one of the most famous and sought after hotels of Koh Pha Ngan for many years. The resort offers a … Open
The island is rich in popular shops and markets, so fans of shopping will definitely not feel bored. They can explore local markets, searching for national delicacies. Female travelers will definitely like locally produced cosmetics that is based on natural ingredients. In shops, vacationers will find various outfits for swimming or can buy attractive clothes for a party. Handmade hammocks remain one of the most popular souvenirs that guests of Ko Pha Ngan prefer to take home. it is possible to buy them in numerous shops and market stalls.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ko Pha Ngan Island
♥   Marine National Park 'Than Sadeth-Koh Phangan' , 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Namtok Si khid' , 87 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Marine National Park 'Mu Ko Ang Thong' , 96.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tai Romyen' , 122.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kaeng Krung' , 132.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Ko Pha Ngan Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Koh Tao

From the series “The Most Beautiful Islands on the Planet”
At the disposal of the tourists who prefer the comfortable rest, the first class hotels and the private villas with the peculiar atmosphere of the national Kolorits, the restaurants of the international and the classical Thai cuisine, a lot of bars and discos. Getting to know the local flora and fauna is also an unforgettable adventure. One of the landmarks of Koh Taos is the fragrant Frangipaniblumen. During a hike through the picturesque tropical forests you can observe the strange geckos and the exotic birds. … Read further
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