Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Key Locations For Visitors To Haad Rin

If you’ve never been to Haad Rin yet, then here's a summary of the key locations you need to know about:

Haad Rin Sunrise Beach pictured in the
early morning when it's peaceful and quiet.

Koh Phangan:

The tropical island in Southern Thailand where Haad Rin is located.

Haad Rin Sunrise Beach:

Haad Rin has two beaches, but the main beach and the most popular beach for sunbathing is Haad Rin Sunrise Beach (also known as Haad Rin Nok, 'nok' being Thai for sunrise).

Haad Rin Sunset Beach:

Haad Rin Sunset Beach (Haad Rin Nai) is only a five or ten minute walk across the peninsula from Sunrise Beach, and although the actual beach itself is not a great beach, the area is popular with people who want to stay somewhere a bit quieter where they can sleep at night without hearing the music from the clubs on Sunrise Beach.

Haad Rin:

Haad Rin is located towards the southern tip of Koh Phangan and as well as being the name of the beach, Haad Rin is also the name of the small village which separates Haad Rin Sunrise Beach from Haad Rin Sunset Beach.

Thong Sala:

This is the main village on Koh Phangan and where most ferries arrive. From here it’s approximately seven kilometres to Haad Rin, but songthaew taxis usually wait for each ferry that arrives, so it’s straight forward to get from Thong Sala to Haad Rin.

Surat Thani:

This is the mainland town in Thailand from which ferries to Koh Phangan depart. Surat Thani has no tourist ttractions and the only reason people visit it is as a transit point on the way to Koh Phangan (or Koh Samui).

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If you're planning to visit Haad Rin, then you may be interested in the Haad Rin Guide Book which is available for kindle from Amazon.

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