Travel Blogs from Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand

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Raining D' and B', Ko Pha ngan, Thailand travel blog

Raining D' and B'

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... i was surprised at how far we were from hat rin (party town), especially as the roads in are especially hilly and very dangerous, ko phanan tattoo's, are the marks left by the many ferang who fall off there bikes every day, many drinking. we spent most ...

Waxing Gibbous (not quite Full Moon) Party Beach, Had Rin, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Waxing Gibbous (not quite Full Moon) Party Beach

A travel blog entry by jawad

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As I continue to island hop up the east coast of Thailand I found myself at Had Rin beach on Koh Pha-Ngan today. The transfer up from Koh Samui was painless enough; 10 minute/50B ride to Big Buddha Pier followed by a 1 hour/100B boat journey to Had Rin ...

Days 113-117, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Days 113-117

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I've lumped these five days together since we spent the whole time at the Haad Salad Resort in the North West of Ko Pha Ngan. However there's still a bit to tell you about. We upgraded our beach bungalow for a much posher hotel with swimming pool and ...

Finding Nemo, Kho Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Finding Nemo

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... the ocean.... Thursday 2nd September 2004 Off to Sail Rock, literally a rock in the middle of the ocean, about an hour from Kho Pha Ngan, which is a major attracting to divers - the coral, fish, and depth. 1st dive is 30 metres (you always do your ...

Day 112, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Day 112

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... after boarding a tourist-laden catamaran. Karen and Jim were also on board but they would be heading to a different resort in Ko Pha Ngan. The reason there were so many tourists on board I believe was because of the famous Full Moon Party happening that ...

Happy New Year 2008 and Bad News, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Happy New Year 2008 and Bad News

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Happy New Year from Koh Phangan Island over in the Gulf of Thailand...the part that didn't get crushed by the tsunami 3 years ago.  Let's just say it right away... this was not a Thai cultural experience.  Although the various "moon ...

Hippo takes over the world (well Asia anyway), Koh Pha-ngan, Thailand travel blog

Hippo takes over the world (well Asia anyway)

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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Whilst we have been sunbathing and sightseeing in Singapore and Thailand we thought that Hippo had been sitting at the bungalow watching our stuff and sleeping, maybe even nipping out now and then but we didn't realise he would be starting his own little ...

Partying and paradise on Koh Pha-Ngan, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Partying and paradise on Koh Pha-Ngan

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... to Cambodia we went back to Thailand to meet our friend Andy in Bangkok. We decided to head straight to an island and chose Koh Pha-Ngan because of the forthcoming full moon party plus we thought it would be a cool place to spend Xmas. Koh Pha-Ngan is ...

Ao Ton Sai & Koh Pha Ngan - Day 68, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Ao Ton Sai & Koh Pha Ngan - Day 68

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... 2 boats, 2 taxis and 2 buses and used my legs occasionally. After 9 hours on the road I arrived on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. I'm staying in a bungalow on Hat Yao beach, which is on the west coast. It's not bad accommodation but I prefer my forest hut in ...

Koh Pha Ngan - Day 69-73, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Koh Pha Ngan - Day 69-73

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... doing and just listened. I know nothing about opera, but his voice is defiantly something special and he's destroying himself on Ko Pha Ngan. Don't think I've ever really been touched by a voice before like I have been this evening. Amazing! Day 70 - ...

Bad moon risin', Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Bad moon risin'

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... in Laos was also great. Now we go to Kuala Lumpar to try and find a route to Indonesia, where once again we'll be putting some real travelling time and not just pretending to 'find ourselves' in Thailand (Oh, there were plenty of them at the party ...

Your life is a sham when you're in Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Your life is a sham when you're in Koh Pha Ngan

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... water. So after drying off my clothes and washing off my face I was on a night train to Surat Thani, the mainland town nearest Koh Pha Ngan. Because I bought the ticket last second I was on a train that not only got me in at the ungodly hour of 4:30 I ...

Hat Kuat - Bottle Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Hat Kuat - Bottle Beach

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... where many games were decided by less than 5 points and 1 game by 1 point. Bottle Beach is an interesting fairly remote part of Pha Ngan. Down on the Smile side of the beach, there are expat residents that live there up to 10 months of the year. On ...

Planet of the Apes, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Planet of the Apes

A travel blog entry by rcys

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"You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!" (camera fades away to show Ray pounding the sand of Had Rin Beach revealing a glowing red sign on the hillside and the hell that my once paradise has become) I have spent the better part ...

New Years Burnout, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

New Years Burnout

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... of Samui is at 3pm the next day, and I still have to get back to that island I've all but forgotten about on Koh Pha Ngan. I spend much of the day at headquarters, pulling together the threads of the night before, and purging as much of my possessions as ...

Two sides of Ko Pha-Ngan, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Two sides of Ko Pha-Ngan

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... to make our way home because the next day was going to just as big a party.   Another event falling over our Thailand visit was that the Thai New Year also called Songkran. The holiday celebrated every year between the 13th - 15th April to ...

Desperately Seeking Pickle, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Desperately Seeking Pickle

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Ko Pha Ngan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... , more lounging and hammocking. ZZZZzzzzzzzzz. Expenses: Bike 150B, snacks 81B, accom 250B, food 928B Day 63 - 1st July Ko Pha Ngan has been steadily filling up all week, everyone trying to get here for tonights Full Moon Party. It's basically ...

Evacuation Complete, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Evacuation Complete

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Lazin' away on the beach all day, Bottle Beach, Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand travel blog

Lazin' away on the beach all day

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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We haven't been writing much because we haven't been doing much for a while. We came to Ko Pha-ngan, a small island off the east coast of peninsular Thailand, in the gulf of Thailand. This island is known for being one of the last remaining backpackers' ...

Sand, sick, cold showers and no electricity, Koh Pha Ngan / Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Sand, sick, cold showers and no electricity

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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... we didnt really care as long as we could get a hot shower and a decent nights sleep. We left Haad Rin in Koh Pha Ngan on Thursday 12th September and had the bumpiest journey ever to Thong Nai Pan beach on the east coast where Janines friends were ...

Tidal wave in South Asia, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Tidal wave in South Asia

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... news and seeing the amount of confirmed dead go up and up we soon realised just how awful it was. We only decided to come to Koh Pha-Ngan at the last minute but could just as easily have decided to go to the islands in the west. Due to the fact that ...

The Beach, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... or an airport on the island, and that should keep the more comfort-loving tourists on Samui. So much the better. Koh Pha Ngan was a completely different experience and hopefully it will always remain so. The good taste I had already seen on Samui was ...

Riding With A Demon, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Riding With A Demon

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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I was somewhere off in the shadows, walking barefoot down the street from Game Bar, when the tea kicked in and I felt the first chest-swelling rush of the mushrooms. The beer and weed were long gone now, receding into the distance behind me like the ...

Ko Pha Ngan - Chilling on Bottle Beach, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Ko Pha Ngan - Chilling on Bottle Beach

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... called Hat Khuat - in English its Bottle Beach, we left Ko Tao on the high speed catamaran and arrived on the island of Ko Pha Ngan (pronounced in English Co Pan Nang!), upon arrival at the port we took a sawngthaew (basically a pick up where they cram ...

Long bus journeys and bad weather, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Long bus journeys and bad weather

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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... then were told we had to wait till 8am for another bus to come and get us to take us to the ferry. We eventually got to Koh Pha Ngan around 12:30 but I suppose you cant really complain for 400B. We were told that the main area of the island, Had Rin was ...

islands in the sun, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

islands in the sun

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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... dragons teeth, creating a geographical landscape timeless in its form. Quite magickal, we can asure you. As our destination of Ko Pha-Ngan approaches, we organise onward transport to the far flung Bottle Beach, accessable only by longtail boat. We feel ...

monsoons and beach excursions, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

monsoons and beach excursions

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... ferry to Ko Tao. All in all it was exhausting but manageable aside from the lack of food or water. Ko Tao is the diving epicenter of Thailand and many resorts offer cheap resort rooms to those looking for SSI or PADI certification. We decided to just ...

A full moon makes people do funny things...., Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand travel blog

A full moon makes people do funny things....

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... the guys not to throw the bags on the ground so hard but they would just doing it even more! It feels like in Thailand it's a case of once they have the tourists money then they really don't care about customer service or aftercare, especially for ...

Naked and Depraved on Thong Nai Pan, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Naked and Depraved on Thong Nai Pan

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... * * * It's Keith who tells Jay and I about Thong Nai Pan Yai, a scary 40 minute truck ride from Hat Rin, Koh Pha Ngan's main tourist trap. He's spent weeks on this beach, and told us alluring stories of fun and debauchery. Keith's even got a bar here that ...

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