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Koh Phangan Activities

Koh Phangan is a diverse and fascinating island. The range of activities and attractions on offer is vast, which means people of all backgrounds and ages can enjoy their own travel experience, choosing the best ways to spend their time, whether simply relaxing or involved in more active pursuits.

Nature is still a major part of any trip to Koh Phangan. The island boasts deserted beaches, tropical forests and spectacular waterfalls, all easily reached either on your own or as part of an organised tour. Tan Sadet is the most famous natural attraction, its cascading waters have been visited by Thai kings and the remote surroundings provide a stunning natural backdrop. Another spot worth visiting is Phaeng Waterfall, which sits on the side of Koh Phangan's highest mountain Khao Ra. You pass the falls on the way to the 630 metre peak, which is reached via small tracks best negotiated with a guide. Another way to explore the island's wild interior is on an elephant. Guided treks take you through the jungle to spectacular viewpoints that offer incredible photo opportunities. You can also take an Eco Safari tour by jeep to see Koh Phangan's hidden natural treasures, full day tours take in a number of different attractions and often include a delicious Thai lunch.

Other activities on Koh Phangan include adventure sports like wake boarding, paint ball and ATV rides, as well as snorkelling and scuba diving. Professional companies offer instruction and tours so you can learn new skills during your holiday and make the most of the fabulous tropical island environment.

The island also boast a number of interesting temples, including a famous Chinese shrine created by one woman based on dream she had while visiting Koh Phangan to make merit. At another temple called Wat Pho, you can indulge in a traditional steam bath to cleanse away life's stresses and sooth away pain.

Those interested in more spiritual pursuits can study or practice yoga, meditation and alternative healing. There are also several spa and detox centres on the island, while for the ultimate fitness experience, visitors can enrol on a course in Thai boxing, aerobics or even belly dancing.




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