Koh Phangan attracts a large number of history lovers. The island of Koh Phangan is the fifth largest in Thailand. It is located in the province of Surat Thani in the south of Thailand. The city of Koh Phangan is rich in beautiful coral reefs, exotic fish breeds, and landscape lined with swaying palm trees. The city still has not lost its natural features due to overdevelopment. Since the city is located down south, it is less crowded unlike Phuket and Bangkok and therefore provides a serene peaceful environment to vacationers.
The historical features of Koh Phangan are unique because the oldest temple of the island is almost 2000 years old. The temple of Wat Phu Khao Noi is around 1400 years old. It was built by Buddhist monks. Several famous kings visited the island during their tenure and preferred to stay here than in other cities.
The first Full Moon Party in Thailand was also organized in Koh Phangan. The idea of that full moon party was to celebrate a birthday in a special way under the light of the moon. But it remained so successful as the word spread about it and more and more people flocked to hold such parties on Koh Phangan shores.
Some twenty years down, the moon party turned into an incredible festival filled with dance, music, and food. Now the festival is an important attraction for Thailand’s tourism industry.
The party also drove the attention of tourists and party buffs to the island of Koh Phangan and soon it became a must on the Thailand tourists’ bucket list of places.
As Koh Phangan hosts thousands of travelers around the year, Koh Phangan Hostels are their first preference for their stay.