Chaloklum Fishing Village

Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand at Sunset

Located on the quieter Northern end of Koh Phangan on Chaloklum Bay, Baan Chaloklum is one of the last active fishing villages on the Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan cluster. It is characterized by its old wooden buildings and low seafront shop houses, and Chaloklam village life still revolves around the pier, the ocean and the endless parade of fishing boats that make their way daily into the Gulf of Thailand.

The village school and the local Wat (temple) are at the heart of Chaloklum’s unique southern Thai community which has managed to strike a balance between its fishing heritage and its development as a tourist destination, providing the amenities most travellers need without sacrificing its traditional charm, something few communities on Koh Phangan have managed.

Chaloklum is about as far away from Haadrin and the full-moon party as you can get on Koh Phangan and while it does get a little livelier around the full moon it remains a peaceful oasis from the madness. For those who want to party, despite its relative isolation from Thongsala, Haadrin and the rest of Koh Phangan, Chaloklum is easily accessible by one of the newest roads on the islands, a mere 15 minutes from the main port.

The wide, well-paved road cuts through jungles and over a mountain range before descending dramatically to the flat lands that surround the village itself. Chaloklum’s location makes it the ideal destination for those who value their quiet time while retaining the option to easily sample everything the rest of Koh Phangan has to offer.

Because of its easy accessibility to Thongsala, Koh Phangan’s main town, and its great services, Chaloklum has become increasingly popular with long-stay travelers and has a thriving population of international residents and business owners who stay year round.

Chaloklum also has a growing population of musicians and a growing number of bars and restaurants are hosting live music nights and jam sessions for one and all.

A mixture of budget and luxury accommodation have also helped to put Chaloklum on the Koh Phangan map. From the affordable Fanta Bungalows and Rose Villa to the luxury Dee Dee Villa Retreat and Baan Hin Ngam Villas and everything in between, Chaloklum Fishing Village is a great place to spend your holiday.

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