Koh Phangan is a beautiful little island that is etched with a rich age old culture. This culture is exquisitely portrayed in the many traditional artefacts that are found for sale in this island. Colourful featuring several interesting patterns, the arts and crafts of Koh Phangan never fails to fascinate the visitor to the city. Shopping amidst all these beautiful traditional knick knacks is indeed a blessing. It is like a souvenir world which boggles you with too many choices. Different areas in Koh Phangan are popular for different items. But all in all, it is a small island that does not take too long to cover. Shopping here is certainly a worthwhile experience.

Whatever you choose to buy in Koh Phangan, rest assured you would get some fantastic deals. The island, so petite and perfect is known for its shopping bliss in addition to its famed breathtaking scenery. This is one of the reasons women love it here. When you look at the malls of Bangkok and how overpriced most of the items are, Koh Phangan is bliss. You can find a lot of things that you would see in Bangkok for practically half the price. Typical items found right around the island are the local crafted goodies such as painted batik sarongs, hand painted hammocks and bedspreads, traditional handmade jewellery and so much more. The best part about all this is that the quality is top notch. In addition to the local favourites, you get plenty of little boutiques that sell stuff that anyone would love. Boasting sparkling water on all 4 of its sides, beach wear is rather common everywhere. You can find an excellent variety in this department at fantastic prices.

Thongsala is the main trading post in the island. It is known for its excellent collection of traditional Thai crafts and clothes. Then there is the Haad Rin another must not miss spot for the shopaholic. All these locations are open pretty much every day till evening enabling you to browse these places at your leisure. When holidaying in Koh Phangnan, stay at the Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa. These Koh Phangnan resorts are known to be the best of all the Koh Phangnan hotels.

Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.