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Many tourists, deciding to visit a local cafe or restaurant are waiting for exotic dishes such as fried beetles or cockroaches, as well as spicy dishes. Of course, the island's cuisine is extremely diverse, but you can find dishes for every taste - from the incredible exotic for gourmets to quite familiar Europeans first courses, second courses and desserts. It is important to say that the local dishes are really very hot in Thailand. It is explained by the need to protect the body from infections. Fresh cucumber, which is often served as an appetizer, will help to escape from burning. Please note that local restaurants do not serve the table with a knife, which is generally used only for cooking. Despite the common stereotype, locals eat with a fork and spoon, and sticks are used sometimes only for noodles. The basis of most dishes is rice. It is often served with a sauce based on herbs, lime and garlic which is very spicy. Rice can be served up to twenty small plates with a variety of snacks from vegetables, fish, seafood and meat at large feasts. The simplest soup is made from meat with vegetables and noodles, which can be both flat and round. Very thin noodles are made from mung beans. The most common and perhaps one of the most famous local soups is Tom Yum. It always includes lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, fresh coconut and fish sauce. The rest of the ingredients vary within a very wide range because there is no particular recipe of this dish. There … Read further

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Cultural excursion through Ko Pha Ngan Island - things to see

Wat Phu Khao Noi temple may seem small and not very decorated. However, it is over 130 years old and it is the oldest Buddhist temple on the island. Today, it is an island centre for the study of Vipassana meditation techniques, and farangs can join meditation here because the current priest of the temple speaks English well. The central pagoda of the temple is recognized as a historical artefact and it is very … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Hotels situated in picturesque natural places are very popular among guests of the island. A real boon for fans of beautiful natural surroundings is the Panviman hotel. Located high on a hill, it’s surrounded with lush tropical undergrowth. In addition to comfortable rooms, it’s equipped with an incredibly beautiful infinity pool and traditional wooden terraces from which you can admire the marvelous view … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Walking through the local jungle, remember that monkeys in Thailand are agile and very impudent animals. They can easily steal anything from your things at the most inopportune moment. If you love relaxing entertainments, there is a mini-golf course with 12 holes near the temple of Wat Phu Khao Noi and a shooting range for archery near Chaloklum, where even beginners will learn to handle weapons of ancient Thai … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Do not pass by pad Thai - rice noodles with eggs, different fillings (chicken, seafood or pork) and several spicy sauces. All of these ingredients are fried in a wok (special dish). Those who love hot dishes should definitely try Green Curry. This is not a soup, as it may seem at first, it is chicken with a lot of sauce. Massaman curry is less hot and has spicy notes due to cardamon, tamarind, fish sauce, peanuts … Open

Traditions and mentality of Ko Pha Ngan Island

For example, the right side of the island is considered to be more important, and a man always sleeps in the bed to the right of the wife, and the wife never gets in public on the right side of the husband. People give and get things with the right hand because the left one is considered to be «unclean». It is very unacceptable to touch someone else's head, which stores the soul of people here, as well as to … Open

Travel guide to Ko Pha Ngan Island

The island is rich in popular shops and markets, so fans of shopping will definitely not feel bored. They can explore local markets, searching for national delicacies. Female travelers will definitely like locally produced cosmetics that is based on natural ingredients. In shops, vacationers will find various outfits for swimming or can buy attractive clothes for a party. Handmade hammocks remain one of the most … Open

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