Great Natural Environment
Koh Pangam brings forth to the visitors a serene unparalleled natural environment, making it is a great place for both solo and group holidays. Right from the Bottle Beach to the Anghthong Marine Park, the things that add to the serene environment of Koh Pangam are infinite.
Sail rock is the crowning diving sport in Koh Pangam. For anyone who loves diving, this is one of most important things to do. You can try this adventure activity either in Koh Pangam or in the other islands of Thailand.
If scuba diving is not your cup of tea, you can try snorkeling. Snorkeling is a prominent water sport towards the north of the island in Mae Hat Bay. If you are lucky, you can spot marine turtles here.
Hospitality and the kindness of the people
Thailand has a respectability for being the acreage of kindness and hospitality. The people of Koh Pangan stand true to this reputation. Nowhere else, will you ever find people this polite, friendly and smiling.
The city market
Koh Pangam’s city market is segregated in two parts. One is the section where you buy food and the other is the section where you can eat food. Something, that you’ll notice first when you get here is that the market is unhygienic. Flies will overfly candidly on vegetables, meat, fish and fruits. Fish is washed in dirty water, meat and eggs are exposed to the sun all throughout the day. You can also find an array of fruits and vegetables in different shapes and colors. Hygiene aside, if you go to the other section of the market (where you buy food), you’ll encounter an oasis of taste. Snacks, appetizers, Pad Thai prepared hot and fresh, juices and desserts, all exclusively Thai. One important tip here, Go there empty stomach!
Sunsets at Amsterdam café of Koh Phangan
Not just the best café of Pangam, Amsterdam café is also one of the best places to see here. It is situated about 1 mile away from Thong Sala. The café is divided in 2 sections (floors). One is where there is a beautiful swimming pool and the other one is where you can simply lie down and relax. On both these floors you can enjoy a breathtaking view especially during the sunset. Though called the Amsterdam Café, it is still very much Thai. You can try out savoring dishes like egg noodles pad Thai. Smoking a joint or two is accepted here. So, if you are here and looking for a hideout, this place may serve the needful.
Full Moon Party
Everyone who visits Koh Pangam cannot go back without taking part in the full moon party. It is a fun, thrilling and a crazy party that takes place every month depending upon the lunar phases at the Haad Rin Beach. You must definitely partake in the best party of the world. Be it a party pooper or a party lover, everyone will enjoy to the bits when here. However, if you enjoying partying but do not want to be a part of such a mega event, you can also enjoy at the Black Poon Party that happens 15 days post the Full Moon. This party happens in a jungle. There are also half moon parties that are conducted twice in a month. One is 7 days before the full moon party and the other is 7 days after the full moon party. When in Thailand, attending these parties is one of the most important things to do.
Arm wrestling on the beach
Arm wrestling was extremely popular during the 80’s but Koh Pangam has still kept this culture alive. This is a common site at the Haan Rin Beach during evenings where groups of men and women come here for a one by one.
If you are done with island hopping, you can go trekking towards the great trekking trails located on Eastern Coastline of the island. From here, you can head to the tallest mountain Khao Ra or plunge into the Phaeng Waterfall National Park. Make sure you are an experienced trekker because it is easy to get lost here.