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Koh Phangan Island: Serene and Mesmerizing

This mesmerising island is located in the Gulf of Thailand in south east. It is surrounded by two other islands names Ko Samui to the south and Ko Tao to the north. The tourists who visit this magnificent place are fully drenched in its natural beauty and serene environments. On the full moon day, parties are organized here and moon itself bless the place with its tranquilizing purity.

Accommodation
Koh Pha Ngan is flooded with tourists from all over the globe. So the hotel industry is blooming here day by day and providing class services to their clients. You can find out all types of budget hotels, stay rooms, guestshouse, bungalows, hostels etc here as per your budget and preference. You will be provided with sumptuous breakfast and a wide variety of local gourmet to choose from. There are many restaurants and lounges throughout the island, where tourists can enjoy local wine and food.

History
Many archaeologists and historians are of the view that Muslim sea gypsies were the first one to come and live here on these islands. They travelled by boat but now there are very few Muslims left here. Koh Pha Ngan derives the meaning of its name from the word sand bars, which are in quite abundance on and around this island. Because of its beauty and spectacular views, Koh Pha Ngan had been favorite amongst different rulers of Thailand from time to time.

Tourist Attractions
Koh Pha Ngan is famous for its full moon parties at Haad Rin Beach. The Moon’s shine creates an aura of love and togetherness and back packers love to drench themselves in its beauty. Every year around seven thousand tourists pour in to dance, have fun and let themselves loose in the milky white light of moon. Thailand is one of the most fun loving and peaceful countries of the world and a perfect holiday destination. Its wildlife and forests are worth admiring and you can have a life time experience here with its food and wine.

Getting Around
Roaming around in Koh Pha Ngan is not a problem as you can easily rent motorcycles for 200 baht per day. These are comfortable as well as recommended too. If you want to enjoy truly Thai type transportation then you can also try your hand at Songthaew, which is a type of public pick up vehicle. You can get one fully booked for yourself or can travel with other passengers. These will guide you through main tourist places. There are no airports or bus stops at Koh Pha Ngan.

Currency
You need to exchange your dollars for the Baht when you are going for holidays at one of the destinations in Thailand. Baht is available in various denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 1000. It is issued by The Bank of Thailand. To get the latest exchange rate, refer to the news.

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