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Hat Rin

Travel Guide Asia Thailand South Thailand Ko Pha Ngan Hat Rin

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Introduction

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Had Rin Nok

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Hat Rin is the beach where the famous Full Moon Party happens every month! Other then that, it is full of western restaurants and shops geared towards young backpacker travellers. If looking for the quiet secluded beach or the real Thai experience this is not the place to go to. If looking to party, dance and drink lots of booze, then this is the place to stay.

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Sights and Activities

  • Beach - Although not the prettiest beaches, both the beaches are pretty good except right after a Full Moon Party

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Events and Festivals

  • Full Moon Party - an all night dance rave party that is held every month at the full moon. Over 10,000 people attend this party every month!

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Getting There

By Car

Take a shared pick up truck back to the Ko Pha Ngan dock.

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Getting Around

By Foot

The beach and the town are small enough to walk around by foot. If wanting to explore the area around the beach it is best to rent a motorbike.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Phanganburi Resort120/1 M.6 Haad Rin Nai Beach SuratthaniHotel-
Chill HouseSoi Viking, Leela Beach Road Koh PhanganGuesthouse-

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are countless internet bars across the country in big and small towns. Internet caf├ęs are widespread and most are inexpensive. Prices as low as 15 baht/hour are commonplace, and speed of connection is generally reasonable, but many cafes close at midnight. Higher prices prevail in major package-tourist destinations (60 baht/hour is typical, 120 baht/hour is not unusual). Keyloggers are all too often installed on the computers in cheap cafes, so be on your guard if using online banking, stock broking or even PayPal. Remember that in the smaller towns and more traditional areas the owners and staff of internet bars prefer if customers take off their shoes at the entrance and leave them outside. This might seem strange although this gesture goes a far way to make friends and give a positive image of foreigners to Thai people.

Outside the most competitive tourist areas, free Wi-Fi is not as common as in neighbouring countries in many budget hotels and guesthouses and they may charge small fee for Internet by LAN or Wi-Fi even if you bring your own laptop. Wi-Fi is commonly available in cafes and restaurants serving Westerners.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international code for Thailand is 66. 999 connects to all emergency services. Standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. 911 for Tourist Police Department, English available.

For mobile phone users, Thailand has three GSM mobile service providers - AIS, DTAC and Truemove - which may be useful if you have a mobile phone that will work on either one or both of the GSM 900 or 1800 frequency bands (consult your phone's technical specifications). If you have one, you can buy a prepaid SIM card for any of the Thai carriers in any convenience store for as little as 50-200 baht and charge it up as you go. Using your own mobile phone while on holiday with a Thai pre-paid SIM card can save a lot of money and lets you give your number to family back home, so they can have an emergency contact number.

Post

Thailand Post is the Thai postal service that deals with all local and international mail in Thailand. The business is operated from local post offices. Post offices are easy to recognise with their red white and blue motifs and the words 'Thailand Post' in English and Thai above the entrance. They are open from Monday to Saturday, usually 8:30am to 4:30pm (main ones until around 8:00pm), though keeping shorter hours on Saturdays (usually until 1:00pm). They are generally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Each post office offers a comprehensive service which includes an Express Mail Service (EMS) and parcel post. They also have a price calculator for letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. They also have a track and trace system and money transfer services. If you want to send packages, it might be a good idea to check with private courier companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are fast, reliable and generally quite competitively priced.

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