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Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and an extremely easy to travel country. The Thai people are very friendly and helpful and English is spoken by everyone.
Koh Phangan (or Ko Pha Ngan) is an island in the Gulf of southeast Thailand, in Surat Thani Province. It is part of the Samui Archipelago and it has two sister islands: the larger Ko Samui to the south and the smaller Ko Tao to the north. Koh Phangan itself is a small island (125 km2) in which nature remained wild and flourishing and the atmosphere is matching with a unique vibe of freedom and tranquility.
This magical island offers a wide variety of experiences and things to do; sandy white beaches with crystal clear water, turquoise lagoons, overwhelming sunsets, massages and spa treatments, jungle hikes in the beautiful nature surroundings, magnificent waterfalls, delicious Thai food, tropical fruits, a variety of vegan restaurants and a wide range of holistic activities and spiritual workshops.
The local established yogi community in Srithanu village (where Luna Alignment Yoga is located) gives you the opportunity to socialize and interact with like-minded people. For example the well-known daily sunset gathering at Zen beach, where you can meet new friends for acro-yoga, musical jam sessions, meditations, dancing, swimming or just lying down on the soft white sand in front of the breathtaking sunset. Really, it makes a yogi's heart sing.
It is said that the island is situated on a giant bed of rose quartz, what better place to start or deepen your physical, spiritual life journey.
Whether you are an experienced traveler or it is your first real journey, whether you are new or familiar to Koh-Phangan, we will happily assist and guide you through your trip and stay in this amazing island, and answer any question, inquiry or request you have.
We see it as our goal not only to provide you with the unique high quality professional TTC, but also to accompany you during your entire stay and allow you to enjoy this magical place as we do.
Feeling At Home - While On The Island
You can rent a bicycle or a scooter (they don't ask for a driving license) for faster travelling to our school and around the island. We will gladly recommend a good place for that.
Doing laundry has never been easier 😊
Laundry services are easily found in our village. They are cheap, only 40 THB (approximately 1.3 US$) for 1 KG. and you'll get your clothes back within one day, clean, ironed, folded and smelling great.
Food and Drinks
Delicious tropical fruits and fruit shakes are available everywhere in our village, and a rich variety of restaurants that offer all types of cuisine, such as Thai of course but also Italian, French, Middle Eastern, Indian and more.
Toiletries and Pharmacy
Local convenient stores (such as 7-Eleven and Family Mart) offer nearly everything and in very affordable prices. Rest assure, where ever you are, they are just nearby 😊 They are always open and offer a variety of good toiletries, perfumery product, stationary product, medicine, drinking water and of course delicious snacks and coffee.
There is a pharmacy in our Village, just across the Srithanu 7-Eleven where you can find medicine, different remedies and also a good advice.
Internet, Communication and Electricity
Wi-Fi is available at the resorts and in our school and in most restaurants as well, and it is also very easy and cheap to buy a SIM card with Internet package for your mobile if you'd like.
In some places electricity adapters are required, depending on the specific socket type. Adapters are cheap and easily found in local stores.
How to get here
Visa to Thailand
It is possible to issue a 60 days tourist visa* before arriving to Thailand in Thai embassies or consulates. That is the most convenient and recommended option.
Or upon arriving to Thailand, at the airport, you can receive a 30 days tourist entry visa* (please notice that this is not valid to all nationalities). You can extend it for another 30 days tourist visa* later on in Koh-Samui. That will require a half day process including a short ferry trip from Koh-Phangan and back, and can be done during our TTC (we are giving two optional days towards the end of the course in which the students can go there together).
* The above information may change according to nationality, please check your specific terms and conditions according the passport you are holding.
Upon arriving to Koh-Phangan
Arrival to the island is by sea only. You should arrive to the Thong-Sala pier which is the closest to Srithanu, our village. At the pier taxis are waiting and will take you to Srithanu for about 200 THB. The ride should take about 10-15 minutes.
Arrival by airplane
The nearest airport to Koh-Phangan is in Koh-Samui with frequent/daily flights from within Thailand and outside of it as well. In Koh-Samui’s airport there is a travel counter located just before going out of the airport. There you can buy a joined ticket for a taxi to the pier and a ferry ticket to Koh-Phangan, to Thong-Sala pier. The ferries are run by Seatran Discovery and Lomprayah and depart several times daily until the afternoon, last one at around 16:00 PM. The ferry ride is about 30-45 minutes.
The next nearest airport to Koh-Phangan is on the mainland in Surat-Thani. From there, you would need a joined bus and ferry ticket to arrive to Thong-Sala pier.
Arrival by bus
The cheapest way to travel is to take one of the overnight buses from Bangkok. The bus leaves from Khao-San Road and arrives at Surat-Thani. Then you continue to the local pier from which you can take a ferry to Thong-Sala pier in Koh-Phangan. The entire journey is provided in one joined ticket and arranged by travel agencies in Khao-San Road Bangkok.
Arrival by train
Taking an overnight train with a proper bed from Bangkok is yet another way to travel. Trains arrive at Surat-Thani. Then you continue to the local pier from which you can take a ferry to Thong-Sala pier in Koh-Phangan. The entire journey is provided in one joined ticket and arranged by travel agencies in Khao-San Road Bangkok. Train tickets from Surat-Thani back to Bangkok should be usually reserved in advance, particularly during high season, and this can be done by the same travel agency.
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