Ko Pha Ngan
About Ko Pha Ngan

Pha Ngan Island is a world-famous one; especially Rin Beach where the well-known full moon party has been taken place in every full moon night. However, tourists visit there all year long, specifically in the summer.

Pha Ngan Island is the area of Suratthani Province and is approximately 100 kilometer from the heart of the mentioned province. Pha Ngan Island comprises of two main islands: Pha Ngan and Tao. Most area of the metioned islands are mountains. Only one-forth is a beach. Sand dune and coral reef are located around the island.

History and nature of Pha Ngan Island has been protected by Chakkri Dynasty’s royal support. King Rama V, King Rama VI, King Rama VII, King Rama IX visited Tan Sadet Water Fall and inscribed their initials there. King Rama V had visited the water fall five times.

Apart from the beautiful beach and deep blue sea water, Pha Ngan Island offers tourists natural attractions i.e. water falls, mountains, local coconut farms and fishery at Chokechalam Village. Wonderful scenery is waiting for you since you are on board at the island. Pha Ngan Island is not far away from Samui Island where is one of the Thailand’s leading tourist attraction. In addition, taking a ferry to Tao Island to sightsee coral reef and aquatic animals is convenient.

Everything that a tourist wants is on Pha Ngan Island, so both domestic and international tourists should not miss it.

There are several tourist attractions on Pha Ngan Island i.e. forests, water falls, beaches, sea, temples, cultural and adventurous ones like Tan Sadet National Water Fall, Rin Nok Beach, Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, and etc.

How to go

Private bus service is available at South Terminal on Barommarajchonni Road.  You will take only 10 – 12 hours from the terminal to the destination. Should you have more information, please contact the bus company by calling 1490 or visit the website: www.transport.co.th. Online ticket service: www.busticket.in.th or www.thairoute.com.

There is train service from both south and north of Surat Thani, which then require a transfer by bus to the pier, from where boats will take passengers to Koh Phangan. Combined train-bus-boat tickets can be purchased at the Advance Booking Counter at Hua Lumphong station in Bangkok, although trains are not guaranteed to arrive before boats depart.

Thai Airways and Air Asia provide a round trip of Bangkok – Suratthani every day. Also, Bangkok Airways provide a round trip of Bangkok – Samui Island every day. All the mentioned trip is just only one hour. For more information, please contact

Thai Airways: Tel. 0 2356 1111 or www.thaiairways.co.th,

Bangkok Airways: Tel. 0 2270 6699 or www.bangkokair.com, or

Air Asia: Tel.  0 2515 9999 or www.airasia.com.

When arriving at Samui or Suratthani Airport, you could buy boat ticket or find a taxi at the airport.