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Wat Phu Khao Noi near Ao Wok Tum

Phangan Island Attractions | Koh Phangan temples

Koh Phangan is a part of Thailand that is rich in religion and that maintains the belief systems of ancestors in the past. With Buddhism making up nearly 95 percent of the religious population, there are over 20 Buddhist temples lining the small islands of Koh Phangan. The oldest temple of them all is Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan, which means "The Temple of the Small Mountain".

Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan is located on a small mountain. The mountain is on the southern side of Koh Phangan and it is not very far from the city of Thongsala where most of the luxury resorts are found in Koh Phangan.

What makes the Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan so interesting? Because it is Koh Phangan's oldest temple, the Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan has a deep history with its buildings. Many of the temple's exterior buildings are still standing from when they were built many years ago. Plus, since Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan is located in the foothills of Koh Phangan, the Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan gives off some of the most splendid views on the entire island.

Views of the ocean, the hills, the mountains and even other sister islands can be seen from outside Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan.

The Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan is open all day, every day, and you can even visit to speak with a monk, if you so choose. The Wat Phu Khao Noi in Koh Phangan always has monks around and some of them can even communicate in broken English. If you wish to see the monks in action or watch them work, you should aim to show up sometime in the morning rather than the afternoon when they are often meditating and reading.


Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009