Ang Thong Marine Park hike
Okay, this is not on Koh Phangan. But if you have the time to do a day trip to the Ang Thong Marine Park, then you should definitely go! The hike up to the viewpoint of Ang Thong is just amazing! Looking out over the 42 little islands that are scattered in the sea and make up the Ang Thong Marine Park is what you’ll be rewarded for after the hike.
In about 30 minutes or even faster you can get to the top, depending on your speed. But it’s all man made stairs of rocks and concrete, so you’re constantly walking uphill which is exhausting, especially with the heat and humidity. But even if you have to crawl the last meters… keep going because it’s super worth it!
On your way up or down you might even have the luck to spot the unique dusky leaf monkey, maybe even with their little orange baby monkeys! We had the luck to visit the Ang Thong Marine Park right after the lockdown in Thailand due to the Corona virus. So nature in Ang Thong had the time to recover and animals such as monkeys, returned to spots which were before too busy because of all the tourists visiting.
The only way to get to the Ang Thong Marine Park is with a day boat tour. But you can also stay during the night on the main island of Ang Thong.
Read here everything about the Ang Thong Marine Park day tour!