Main hub for arrivals to Koh Phangan with shopping, food and nightlife
Overview of Thongsala
Thongsala is the main town on the island of Koh Phangan and serves as the primary transport hub where the main ferries come and go from. Most travelers visiting Koh Phangan will pass through Thongsala, with the only alternative being the Haad Rin Queen ferry or private speed boat hire. Thongsala is a great place to shop, with a variety of stores offering imported food items, fresh food, alcohol, souvenirs, and holiday essentials. The town is also home to several supermarkets, such as Tesco Lotus, Big C, and Makro, as well as street markets and health food shops.
Thongsala has a thriving food scene and is a great place to eat out, though it may not be the liveliest spot for late-night drinking. The nightlife is centered in Haad Rin and Baan Tai, with a few bars offering pool, sports on TV, and imported beer. If you’re looking for health food or yoga, head up the west coast towards Srithanu for a more community-focused lifestyle. Thongsala is also the place to go for administration needs, with the main police station located just outside of town, private clinics such as Phangan International Hospital and Koh Phangan Health Centre, and a main post office. There are also several banks in Thongsala that offer foreign currency exchange and ATM services.
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