Top things to do in Ko Pha-Ngan

Top Choice Market in Ko Pha-Ngan

Chaloklum Food Market

Ko Pha-Ngan's most authentically local food market is in the far north, where every Sunday in front of the village pier, a series of red tables and chairs appear beside a stage where locals play live. This is surrou…
Top Choice Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Than Sadet

This lovely beach of leaning coconut trees has the royal seal of approval, literally. Behind the collection of shacks that line the sands and azure waters are large boulders (signposted) where three Thai kings, Rama…
Top Choice Indian in Ko Pha-Ngan

Chana Masala

Classic Bollywood hits play and wooden faces of Hindu gods Kali and Baghvan peer down at you inside this spacious venue decked out in Indian teak serving the best Indian vegetarian food on the island. If they haven'…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Pha-Ngan

Jam Bar

Sit beneath a starry sky at this pop-up stage and bar where it’s live DIY music, with anyone welcome to get up and jam. The action is usually kicked off by host Robert, who belts out a few rock classics to get thing…
Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Khuat

This lovely, secluded cove has a stretch of soft sand overlooked by green hills and is a superb choice for a relaxing day of swimming and snorkelling. With no proper roads leading to the beach, there is a genuine se…
Waterfall in Ko Pha-Ngan

Nam Tok Phaeng

Nam Tok Phaeng is protected by a national park and is a pleasant reward after a short but rough hike. After the waterfall (dry out of season), it's a further exhilarating 15-minute climb up a root-choked path (along…
Buddhist Temple in Ko Pha-Ngan

Shrine of Our Lady Guanyin Phangan

This colourful Chinese temple cascades down a serene jungle-covered mountainside overlooking the Island's green canopy. Dedicated to Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, the temple's Chinese name (普岳山) at the ent…
Pagoda in Ko Pha-Ngan

Chedi Wat Nai

This beautiful stone pagoda from the 19th century has carvings of monks, Garudas, demons, elephants, nagas and an intriguing man in a Chinese suit, as well as Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese porcelain pressed into the…
Landmark in Ko Pha-Ngan

Yang Na Yai Tree

Thrusting 54m into the heavens near Wat Pho, Ko Pha-Ngan's tallest Yang Na Yai (dipterocarpus alatus; ยางนา), said to be over 400 years old, is an astonishing sight in the heart of Ban Nok village. The aesthetically…
Mosque in Ko Pha-Ngan

Bulao Malayu Mosque

This quaint, dark, wooden mosque on stilts, resembling a Chinese house, is reportedly over 100 years old and was originally built using the waqf (trust fund) of one of Ko Pha-Ngan's earliest Muslim families. Inside …