If you get bored with laying at one of the island offers a few Yoga Lessons,a Chinese Temple and Lessons for Thai-style Cooking. Like it's neighbour island Koh Tao, this island was at first discovered by yoga resorts. party when the beachtransforms to a dancefloor.
Located around 18 km from the northern side of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam is the island of Koh Phangan. The Island is much quieter and laid back than Koh Samui, only with the exception of the Full Moon beach party where between 5 - 10,000 visitors arrive for the infamous full moon in HaadRin. For yoga practicing people there are some alternative places like Ananda or the Sanctuary, both offering to their guests and massages. You can use the roads to Had Rin, but you have been warned that the roads are not in the greatest condition and only if consider yourself a competitant motorcycle driver then do not attempt to get to Had Rin, as nearly all accidents involving motorcycles happen in this area. Our advice is to leave your motorbike at the seven eleven at Baan Tai and pay about 40 Baht for a pickup over the mountains to HadRin.
It is interesting how can tranquillity and parties can mix so amazing on the island. On one side, you can participate in the regular happening parties attracting visitors with all different kinds of music, fire works and a relaxed atmosphere. For those of the travelers who find ko Samuimuch too overdeveloped or too busy with not much nature left, Phangancan be the best destination to chill in Southern Thailand. There are many ways to explore the island, you can hire one of the local taxi cab for a little amount of Baht,or you are able to drive you can rent a motorbike or moped and do it in your own time.
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