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Thar be Elephants — Phangan Safari

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Coming towards Chaloklum from Thongsala your first introduction to Phangan Safari is an elephant crossing sign just after the mountain pass. Another hundred meters or so along the road a large sheltered area confirms the sign isn’t just a joke. Thar be elephants. Phangan Safari is home to about 5 or six elephants, ranging from a skittish adolescent and a […]

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The Gallery

The Gallery Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand

Fitting in well with Chaoklum’s long established ArtMusic ethos, the newly opened Chaloklum Gallery provides a space for Koh Phangan artists to display their creations. Providing a work and display space for local resident and  owner Matt Canty, The Gallery sits directly opposite Cucina Italiana and  former tenants Chaloklum Diving who have moved across the street to […]

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Kitesurfing, Kiteboarding at Malibu Beach

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When the monsoon comes to Koh Phangan, wake boarding season goes into temporary hiatus in Chaloklum due to winds and rough water and the adrenaline junkies appear at Malibu beach for a new fix — Kiteboarding. Kiteboarding, or kitesurfing  is the ultimate monsoon sport, taking advantage of the wind and the rains that would otherwise grind village life to […]

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World’s End By Night — Beers and Bloody Mary’s

World's End Chaloklum. Beers, Benedicts and Bloody Marys

Adding yet another nighttime venue to the list, The World’s End, at Chaloklum Pier in the village center, has started opening evenings with  a stripped down menu consisting of music, beers Bloody Marys, and mixed premium spirits all served by DiveInn Jim, Chaloklum’s jolliest lad about town. While the World’s End has been serving Chaloklum’s best breakfast, and what […]

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Crow Bar Village and Bar

Crow Bar in the Jungle Chaloklum Koh Phangan

The Crow Bar is hidden in the jungle outside the main Chaloklum village  along  a winding and rutted dirt track . With a loyal local following, the bar offers sanctuary and a change of scenery from the village main road. Built on a wooden platform, Crow bar is like a cozy village local pub in the […]

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Zhaba Jazz Bar

Zhaba Russian Jazz Bar Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand

Zhaba Jazz Bar is the newest addition to the Chaloklum nightlife and bar scene. Located in a beautifully refurbished traditional wooden seaside shop house on the Chaloklum main road, the bar’s interior is decorated in refinished wood with soft lighting and posters of old jazz shows and performances past. As the name suggests the vibe is Jazz, with a wide […]

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Baan Hin Ngam Holiday Rental Villa

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Overlooking Ao Hin Ngam, Chaloklum, Koh Phangan, Baan Hin Ngam is a self-catering 2 bedroom rental property with maid service and laundry facilities.  A true cooks kitchen with hob, hood, prep island, microwave and all necessary cooking equipment are part of the package.  The house is ideal for either couples or families. This Koh Phangan […]

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Cucina Italiana, Cafe Della Moca

Excellent Family style Italian Food in Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand

The Italian Restaurant, Jenni’s Place, Cucina Italiana, Cafe Della Mocca, Boskow Nightlight — whatever its name actually is  —  is perhaps one of the best of all possible reasons to visit Chaloklum Fishing Village. The restaurant is on the high road through the village and has occupied the same shop house on the ocean for the better part of 10 years. While it officially […]

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Haad Salad

haad salad koh phangan thailand

Although it is not actually in Chaloklum, Haad Salad is about a 10 minute drive south along the ring road past Mae Haad on Koh Phangan’s West coast . Entering Haad Salad from the main road, you must pass through its small commercial area which hosts a number of small shops, motorcycle rental places, some restaurants […]

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A (very) Brief History of Chaloklum and Koh Phangan

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History of Koh Phangan Unfortunately, when it comes to the  history of the Chaloklum Fishing Village, and of Koh Phangan in general, there are few definitive sources available, especially in English. There is, however, concrete proof of early settlement in the area.   The 1977 discovery of a bronze  drum, found on neighboring Koh Samui has established that […]

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