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Rainy Season in Thong Nai Pan

It is raining in Thong Nai Pan as I write this. It rains most nights. It also sometimes rains during the day. The rainy season lasts between 3 and 4 weeks. It never rains continuously for this time. Also the rainy season doesn’t start on the same day every year, nor does it finish on a certain day. This year
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Koh Phangan Airport

Koh Phangan Airport

Even after work started on clearing the land for Koh Phangan airport many people commenting on forums and blogs felt that the story was a hoax. They pointed out that Koh Phangan was far too mountainous to provide a suitable spot for airplanes to take off and land. Moreover, many of those who did give credence to the story felt
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Yingluck Shinawatra in Thong Nai Pan

Thai Prime Minister Visits Thong Nai Pan

On 20th October 2012 the Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, paid a visit to Thong Nai Pan Noi beach. She was on official business to open a dam just 1km down the road, but decided to include a surprise visit to the famous beach in her itinerary. It was not exactly a surprise, but Ms Shinawatra, had kept the details
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Buri Rasa Hotel (nearly finished!)

Where Stars Huts in Thong Nai Pan once was, you will now find Buri Rasa. Many of you who visited Thong Nai Pan up to Spring 2011 will remember Star Huts – it is one of the original bungalow operations on the beach. When I visited in 1999 bungalows cost 80 baht, were ‘A’ frame with coconut palm roof and
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