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How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan: A traveler review

Just been to Koh Samui and keen to experience the famed feel of Koh Phangan? Enjoy a vicarious thrill of this boat ride and start planning your trip!

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Best travel series – press play for adventure

Keen to do some armchair traveling? We count down some of the best travel series and shows, all available from the comfort of your sofa.

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How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui: A traveler review

Keen to see what Koh Phangan’s neighboring island is like? This route review gives you a flavor and helps you plan your trip from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui.

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Thailand at a glance

International dialing code
66
Good to know
Millions of travelers flock to Thailand, in order to catch a glimpse of the wonderful landmarks, people and food. Throughout the world, Thailand is known for many things, one thing being hospitality. You will find kindness in every "Sawadika" and temple complex, every colorful string of tropical flowers,. Beyond the kindness of scenery and people, expect absolute tastiness in every bowl of mango sticky rice.
Time zone
GMT+7
Spoken language
Thai
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD22

Your questions, our answers

MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards in Thailand. In most tourist areas, American Express is accepted too. However, it's always a good idea to have cash on you as many booths, markets and sometimes even border crossings only accept cash.

The standard voltage in Thailand is 230V. There are four plug types in Thailand: Types A, B, C and O.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Thailand: Measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should consider getting before visiting Thailand are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information about vaccinations you need before your trip.

These are the holidays celebrated in Thailand:

  • Asahna Bucha Day
  • Chakri Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Christmas
  • Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Eid Al Fitr
  • Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday
  • His Majesty the Late King's Birthday
  • Khao Phansa Day
  • King Vajiralongkorn's Birthday
  • Labor Day
  • Makha Bucha Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Passing of His Majesty the Late King
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony
  • Songkran Festival
  • Visakha Bucha Day