Nature Walks – Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is 170 km of beautiful island paradise. There are so many things to do on Koh Phangan, unfortunately many of the ‘to dos’, revolve around the various parties on the island. The purpose of this blog is to outline some of the most popular Nature Walks you can do on the island. Note this is by no means an exhausted list but for the short term visitor hopefully there is a a walk that’s appealing for everyone’s needs.

The Bottle Trail…

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Bottle Beach Walk, Featured | 5 comments

The Bottle Trail…

“The Bottle Trail”? Just what are you on about? Fair question! Well to answer this question you really have to do this hike to understand why it is called the “Bottle Trail”. Starting about 2.5km to the East of Chaloklum the Bottle Beach Trail takes you over a ridge and drops you down into one of the most beautiful and undiscovered beaches on Koh Phangan – Bottle Beach. What makes this track unique is the amount of water bottles that are used to mark the way – the trail is about 2.2km in total and I would...

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Top of the World! (Well maybe just Koh Phangan) – Khao Ra Hike

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Khao Ra – Tallest Peak on Koh Phangan | 0 comments

Top of the World! (Well maybe just Koh Phangan) – Khao Ra Hike

If you’re going to do Nature Walks on Koh Phangan you just have to do the “Khao Ra” hike. Khao Ra is the tallest mountain on the island (627m) and is a steady incline that will take you roughly 1.5 hours or 3 hours return at an average pace. The following image shows you Khao Ra from the Chaloklum pier. As per almost every Nature Walk on Koh Phangan finding the start of the walk can be more time consuming than the actual walk itself! To help you save time the following GPS view and video showing how to find the start of the...

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Haad Rin Radio Tower Walk

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Haad Rin Radio Tower Walk | 2 comments

Haad Rin Radio Tower Walk

One of the most enjoyable, and most accessible walks on Koh Phangan is in easy reach of Haad Rin. The Haad Rin Radio Tower walk provides you with commanding views over Haad Rin; both Sunrise, Sunset beaches, beyond to Ban Tai, Thongsala and across the straight to Koh Samui. This walk is often overlooked as like many walks on the island it can be somewhat challenging to find. The following GPS tracker provides a clear indication of how to reach the Radio Tower. Note the start point is the 7/11 on the outskirts of Haad Rin town and you are able...

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Why take a boat when you can walk?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Haad Rin Nok to Haad Yuan and Thian Nature Walk | 6 comments

Why take a boat when you can walk?

There are many walks on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan with the most accessible the Haad Rin to Haad Yuan/Tien trail right on the doorstep of the popular resort town of Haad Rin. Whilst living on the island for three months I spoke to a number of tourists on the island who had heard of but didn’t do the walk. Partly because they were too busy at various parties but also because they simply couldn’t find it! Well that’s about to change with the following outlining how to get to the walk, what you need to know, where you...

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