Night Life In Koh Pha-Ngan
Koh Pha-Ngan, despite being a small island, has a fairly vibrant nightlife scene for its size. Hat Rin being the center of the nightlife scene.
All around Hat Rin are beach bars but not much in the way of girly bars. Typically on this island and Koh Tao, the small size and more secluded nature means that this side of the night scene is fairly low-key and a cottage industry. Outside of Hat Rin the nightlife tends to be of the surreal dippy-hippy mushroom shakes and wacky backy bars that the backpacker hordes often covet.
Hat Rin Beach
This is the main islands harbour town and where all the action is. Development is progressing, but at a slower rate than other islands The bar scene here has the best of what the island has to offer.
The Full Moon Party
Famous the world over for being a mad, anything-goes, rave on the beach this event always gets people going. From the nearby Islands of Koh Tao and Koh Samui, the mainland and beyond see's people all cram aboard a boat and head for the Full Moon Party.
DJs, Thais, tourists and travellers along with BGs on the make travel here every full moon.
The police do set-up check-points for bikers and pedestrians coming to and fro the the main approach road/trail and are thorough but the dope still gets through!
Koh Pha-Ngan and Beyond...
If the new-age dopers and full-moon madness are getting to you then get off the rock before you turn into one yourself!
Nightlore: Watch yourself riding back and forth on the main road. It is a highway (despite the other bypass one) and many farang have ended their days riding drunk and been side-swiped on the way home.
Thailands a big place, explore the map below to see what Thailands nightlife has to offer!