Koh Phangan is a beautiful Island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is situated in the South-east of Thailand. Koh Phangan is included in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand for better administration and it belongs to Samui Archipelago Group of Islands in Thailand. The total area of this wonderful island is approximately 125 Km Square with the population of about 15000 People.
History of the Koh Phangan:
The name “Koh Phangan” is derived from the word "Ngan", which means "sand bar" in the southern Languages. The name given to it is just because of beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan. The Island has been place of interest for tourists and as well as the past kings of Thailand.
It is believed that people used to live on this small Island about 2000 Years ago, the Bronze Drum of Dongson Culture (500- 100 BCE ) which was found on Koh Phangan in 1977 provides evidence to the settlement of people about 2000 Years ago.
Many historians and archaeologists state that the 1st group who migrated to Ko Pha Ngan were the Muslims who traveled by boat from the Malay Peninsula. Today there are many Muslim living here is the proof to this Statement. The population of Island has steadily increase in the 20th Century and today there are more than 15000 people living in the small Island.
Economy of Koh Phangan
The Economy of Koh Phangan is based on the Coconut Farming, Fishing, tin Mining and tourism. After the 1970 the tourism industry became the main source of Economy due to the development in the Island. Today the island is basically considered as a tourist destination but still Fishing and coconut farming are contributing important part in the local economy.
Geography of Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan is mountainous region. The centered position of mountains is the main reason that majority of population is settled near coastline.
The Mountainous areas of the island are inaccessible by any Transport so the more than half area of the island is designated as national park. Moreover Ko Pha Ngan has approximately 80 km2 of relatively unspoiled rain forest with diverse flora and fauna.
Tourism in Koh Phangan:
The Island is known for its Full moon party. Thousands of tourists visit Koh Phangan to participate in the Party. Ko Pha-ngan has much more to offer comfort-seeking traveler because at Day time, you will find a lovely island with coconut trees and plenty of sandy white beaches. The peace of Island in day time make it a great choice for families.
Real State in the City:
As Koh Phangan has become the awesome tourism destination so many people are taking interest in buying Restaurants, Hotels and Land for Business Purposes.
The one of the Best Real State Koh Samui is dealing in sale of land and Villas. They are also renting Holiday Villas in the Koh Phangan. If you are interested in Purchase of property in Koh Phangan then http://www.samuimarvelproperties.com/ can help you. They also offer “sea view” land and Villas for Rent in Koh Phangan.