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Camping on Koh Phangan

Phangan Island Activities | Experience the tropical wonder of Koh Phangan with a backpac
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Koh Phangan is well known for its hotels and guest houses that give the weary traveler a place to stay while on their tropical holiday, but what if you've got a backpack and an itch to see the sights from under the verdant jungle canopies? There are options for those who camp for the love of it and those who are looking for shoestring budget alternatives and want to stay close to nature.

Camping places on Phangan Island

Since most of Koh Phangan is pristine and untouched by development, there are many places to set up a camping in Koh Phangan base from which you can trek through the jungles and visit the many natural wonders deep in the wilderness all while camping in Koh Phangan. Camping in Koh Phangan is not for the inexperienced because of its tremendous expanses of wilderness; however, local guides can be found for example at Phaeng Waterfall near Khao Ra Viewpoint.

What to bring for camping on Phangan Island

The novice camper, or anyone new to the jungles of Koh Phangan, may want to take advantage of guided camping in Koh Phangan tours to avoid the possibility of becoming lost in this tropical jungle.

Even those who are familiar with roughing it and camping in Koh Phangan in general should ensure that they have adequate food, maps and supplies to carry them through in the case of an emergency while camping in Koh Phangan.

If you are well prepared and have mapped out your journey, notify friends and family of your intended trek while camping in Koh Phangan. Only then will you be able to enjoy the unspoiled splendor that Koh Phangan has to offer while camping in Koh Phangan.

Related activities: trekking on Phangan

Camping on Koh Phangan invites to do many related activities; while staying closer to nature, trekking and birding are obvious things to do. Hidden coves especially on the eastern side of the island might invite for snorkeling or kayaking.

Whether you intend to find the myriad of secluded coves up the coastline, wander the jungles, or hike up to Khao Ra Viewpoint on Koh Phangan's tallest mountain, you are sure to find the special attractions that will give you a lifetime of holiday memories while camping in Koh Phangan.


Last Updated: 09 Jun 2009


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