Photo: At the summit.

Khao Ra

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At just 627 metres in altitude, the highest point on Ko Pha Ngan isn't really all that high – you're certainly not going to risk altitude sickness – but the views are great and climbing to the summit of Khao Ra makes for a fun half-day off-beach work-out.

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Set roughly at the centre of Ko Pha Ngan, Khao Ra's peak affords one of the best viewpoints on the island, with spectacular views on offer especially out to the north, and while you can't really enjoy a 360 degree view because of scrub and trees, there are a few different outlooks at the summit for you to enjoy.

On the way up, looking towards Thong Sala. Photo taken in or around Khao Ra, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand by Stuart McDonald.

On the way up, looking towards Thong Sala. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The trail is reasonably clear and straightforward to follow with the occasional sign pointing you in the right direction just when you think you've gotten lost. As long as you've a degree of fitness you'll be able to do it – we managed it! We'd allow two to three hours for the entire trek to the summit and back – longer if you plan on relaxing at the top for a spell or like to ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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