By joint ferry and bus service it takes from 9 hours 15 minutes to 11 hours 30 minutes to travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Phangan depending upon which company you travel with.
Bus Timetable from Koh Lanta to Koh Phangan
- Click on the Koh Lanta – Koh Phangan link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Lanta - Koh Phangan ฿ 980–1,100 9h
|Koh Lanta - Koh Phangan ฿ 1,000 9h
Departure from Koh Lanta
Bus services to Koh Phangan depart from Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta.
Arrival in Koh Phangan
Joint bus and ferry services from Koh Lanta arrive in Koh Phangan at Thong Sala Pier.
About Wat Nai Pagoda in Koh Phangan
Wat Nai Pagoda is the oldest man made structure on Koh Phangan, built in the early 1800s. A small group of monks came to the island and established its first temple at Wat Nai, although they are believed to have left just a few years after building the temple.
At that point in time the island was sparsely populated and a lot of the people who did live there were Moken, otherwise referred to as ‘sea gypsies’, who traditionally do not believe in Buddhism. Life must have been very tough for the first groups of monks trying to create a temple on the island as were very few local Buddhists to give them alms and support.
Wat Nai Pagoda is located on the south cost of Koh Phangan, on a side road off the main Baan Tai Road (running from Thong Sala to Haad Rin) between Wat Po and Baan Tai village. All that remains of the original temple is a single chedi tower which features images of the Lord Buddha, images of Chinese soldiers and mythical creatures, as well crockery inset into the concrete structure.
You can also see the bases of two other chedi which have now disappeared, one made of small bricks and another of concrete with shells. Wat Nai Pagoda is located in a small field near the road which people are welcome to visit at any time. There are no sign posts on the road giving the temple’s location so you need to look up the location on a map if you want to find it easily.