Travel Blogs from Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

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Thailand from top to bottom........, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Thailand from top to bottom........

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... friendly place in Lamai & Chaweng. Get the 1.00pm boat and hit a storm during the one hour journey, so arrive on Kho Pha Ngan soaked! Get a pickup to our accommodation "Booms Cafe". Eat there, L finds a snake in the toilet, then watch "Grease" and ...

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 ...

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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... sat motionless not saying a word. We took this as guilt and dropped the subject. But, when we returned from the beach one day in Koh Pha-gan we found him sat on the porch in the hammock counting his money !!! We have told him that if he is not prepared ...

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 - ...

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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... down to 300B, but that was still just ridiculous, so I ended up taking a motorcycle taxi for 120B. I took the overnight ferry to Koh Pha Ngan still not sure if I was going to go to Had Rin Beach or not. I met a couple Swedish girls on the boat that ...

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

Planet of the Apes

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... that my once paradise has become) I have spent the better part of the last year trying to decide whether or not to return to Koh Phangan to see what has become of my favorite island. I've heard stories of what Had Rin and the full moon parties have ...

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 ...

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 ...

Full Moon Party, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Full Moon Party

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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Thursday 11th September... Went on a boat trip around the island yesterday. Well, it was supposed to be around the island but we didnt get very far cos the weather was so bad! We wet first to a waterfall in a national park which was nice. Most ...

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Back "home" - Koh Pha Ngan

A travel blog entry by sophiemonaghan

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The next day we left Koh Phi Phi for Koh Phangan. We felt as though we had done what we had came to do. We did the same boat-bus-boat trip and arrived 'home' after another long day. A Thai man with a book of photographs approached us on the boat and ...

Last night in Thailand, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Last night in Thailand

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... , Malaysia. The last 4 nights have been spent in a beach bungalow on a small island just off the east coast of Thailand called Koh Pha Ngan. The beach was the best beach I've ever seen - clear water, nice sandy beaches and blue skies...Paradise! At ...

Full Moon Party!, Koh Pha-Ngan!, Thailand travel blog

Full Moon Party!

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... the staff member that I was fine, and to get lost. Anyhow, after the obligatory questions - 'where you from', 'how long you in Thailand', bla bla bla, this fellow proceeded to tell me his life story. I don't know why it is that people tend to do this, ...

The Land of the full moon, neon and free hugs, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

The Land of the full moon, neon and free hugs

A travel blog entry by dunny2311

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... pool, everything was brilliant. So I didn't actually make it to full moon which was the date we'd been working towards, but I had an amazing time none the less and like I said, what better excuse to have to go back some time. Koh Tao- let's be having you! ...

Do you know who you're trying to scam?, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Do you know who you're trying to scam?

A travel blog entry by coletteandkam

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The iconic full moon parties in Thailand are at the island of Koh Pha Ngan, according to the Lonley Planet it was mandatory we attended the occasion. The westeners swamped the boat over to the island generally acting like 'idiots abroad'. We could only ...

Hangan on the Phangan, Koh Pha Ngan Thailand, Thailand travel blog

Hangan on the Phangan

A travel blog entry by danaandtomer

After Koh Tao we made our way over to Koh Phagnan which is typical for it's full moon parties. We don't care much for the party scene (and also weren't there for the full moon) so we spent our first 2 nights in a Bungalow overlooking the water on a small, ...

Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Koh Pha Ngan

A travel blog entry by naine

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... "Mate if ye kept going like that mate you'd have hit Whale Island mate". Never mind Whale Island. I was headed for Weymouth. Pillock. Thailand has been wicked, the beaches are amazing, and Bangkok is, well bent. I will go to Satun for one final night ...

Happy Songkran!, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Happy Songkran!

A travel blog entry by dspoko

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... up to the rail and pours a bucket of water down the woman's shirt. The same celebration happened all across Thailand yesterday, and we were told Koh Pha Ngan (the island we're still on) is one of the tamer places to celebrate. We're said it numerous ...

Ferry to Koh Pha-Ngan, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Ferry to Koh Pha-Ngan

A travel blog entry by odomseyes

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Ferry stopped at beautiful Koh Samui before arriving Koh Pha-Ngan. This tiny island is almost exclusively open to scuba divers "in the know" from what I was told during peak months. Luckily we had met Dennis who led us to this treasure of an island. ...

Doin' the yoga..., Had Tien, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Doin' the yoga...

A travel blog entry by krisraym

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So, I made it to Had Tien.  What a beautiful bay!  Isolated from the full moon party madness (as there is actually a "full moon" party every weekend...) of Had Rin.  The Sanctuary is a lovely resort (and by resort I mean they have accommodations that ...

Spiraling in to madness..., Had Rin, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Spiraling in to madness...

A travel blog entry by krisraym

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Woke up this morning around 6am, met a friend of mine about 7am and took a crazy boat ride to an even crazier scene: the after party (more aftermath really) for the Full Moon party.  What a depressing scene, amazing and disgusting and beautiful at ...

Full Moon PARTY!!!, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Full Moon PARTY!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewjfoy

Day 47 - We arrived at the ferry terminal around 3 and we got picked up by the guy from the hotel in his pick up which a few of the lads had to ride in the back of with the luggage. We arrived at the hotel and it was amazing right on the beach front we ...

Strikes and Gutters, Haad Rin Noi, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Strikes and Gutters

A travel blog entry by ldp

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... twisted" means you are wasted.  One interesting mix of the two languages is "super mow", another reference to drunkenness. 3.  Thailand has an annual New Year festival called Songkran, which is a 3-day event that, this year, fell on April ...

Lazy days in Koh Pha-Ngan, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Lazy days in Koh Pha-Ngan

A travel blog entry by erinandluke

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... to the east of the island) are terrible, with concrete falling away from the edges. 10 years ago only a handful of cars inhabited Koh Pha-Ngan, now everyone seems to own one. We set off and soon realise we are in for a serious ride, which will see us ...

Up up!, Koh pha-ngan, Thailand travel blog

Up up!

A travel blog entry by tffnyhu

Hello from Koh Pha-ngan, Thailand! The island is beautiful here and has a nice tropical-island feel. Guillaume, Katie and I traveled from Bangkok to her by taking a bus and a ferry. The entire journey took about 18 hours! So exhausting. We arrived at ...

Welcome to Haad Rin - Home of the Full Moon Party!, Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Welcome to Haad Rin - Home of the Full Moon Party!

A travel blog entry by ariana.sea

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Hello everyone! It's only taken us one week on the beautiful island of Koh Pha Ngan to settle into a relaxed, beach lifestyle. After a sun-deprived winter in Montreal, we decided to overcompensate by spending every single day (and night in ...

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