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Culture Articles of Koh Phangan

Culture, travel guides, Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan has a rich and varied culture. The Thais have many festivals that they celebrate to commemorate various events, and you are welcome to participate in any that catch your fancy.


Latest Culture Articles

Major religions in Koh Phangan

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009

Religion plays a large role in regular life in Koh Phangan. Major religions in Koh Phangan influence the way of life, not only in Koh Phangan, but also throughout Thailand. The major religions in Koh Phangan are Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Catholicism. The major religions in Koh Phangan should be known to th... read more.

Songkran in Thongsala

Songkran Festival (Thai New Year)

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009

With all of the parties and festivals happening in Koh Phangan each month, it can be easy to overlook the Songkran Festival in Koh Phangan. It is actually one of the largest festivals in the world and Thailand's largest yearly festival. The festival is held each April and is three days long... read more.

Koh Phangan locals

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009

Many people go to Koh Phangan, the island paradise just off of Thailand, in order to experience tropical vacations and honeymoons. However, when travel brochures tell about Koh Phangan, locals that reside there year round are often not mentioned. The Koh Phangan locals live both in the city and in rural areas, ... read more.

Koh Phangan History

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009

Koh Phangan history is a rich, vibrant topic that deserves to be explored if you're headed to the island in the near future. The island, which sits in the Gulf of Thailand in the south eastern portion, is now famous for attractions such as the Full Moon Party and Haad Rin Beach, but Koh Phangan history runs muc... read more.

Songkran in Thongsala

Koh Phangan cultural rules

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009

Koh Phangan, much like any other place in the world has cultural rules that those visiting should know at least a little about. Koh Phangan cultural rules should be known by those visiting the island because not knowing them could end up causing problems, not only with insulting the locals ... read more.

Koh Phangan Art

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2008

Several resorts and restaurants have Koh Phangan art galleries that display local artists' works. Koh Phangan art is very important and original works can be found in many places on the island. Local artists are encouraged to display their works by presenting them to large audiences that patronize the bars and ... read more.