Ao Hin Kong is located on the western coast of Phangan in a spacious bay between Cape Sitanu (beyond which Sritanu Beach begins and Cape Khin Nok. Almost the entire coastline between the capes belongs specifically to Ao Hin Kong, and only a small section of it on the right edge is the territory of the Ao Vok Tum beach.
I would not call either Hin Kong or Wok Tum a beach. This coast is not for a beach holiday, but rather some kind of technical beach, which is used by fishermen, excursion offices and small companies for passenger transportation. The place looks good in the pictures, especially in sunny weather, but mud, shallow water, unbroken bottom and zero infrastructure put Ao Hin Kong at the bottom of the list of beaches on Phangan.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
Almost along its entire length (and this is about 2.5 km), Ao Hin Kong does not move more than 20 meters from the Hin Kong Road of the same name that runs along it. From Breeze Bay Villa in the south to Lipstick CABANA Beachfront Resort in the north, the beach is a very narrow strip of coarse, yellow sand, averaging about five meters..
The beach has a ton of cliffs, mangroves and mangroves that block walking along the coast at high tide because Ao Hin Kong is almost completely submerged, leaving you the pleasure of swinging right above the waves..
As for Ao Wok Tum, the description of this beach will fit in one paragraph. In fact, this is just the coastline along the Khin Nok Cape, where sometimes bald patches of sand open up between the stones. More or less spacious areas are occupied by local fishermen for their needs, and in other places you can sometimes find gatherers of shellfish.
The places are too open for nudists to love them, so Wok Tum is just a designation of the shore opposite the village of the same name. It is unlikely that you want to come here for swimming or toning, even I happened to be here by chance, simply because on the map this beach is designated as ... as a beach. I took a couple of pictures that, brighter than words, will make you understand how uninteresting there is..
Entering the water, depth and waves
Ao Hin Kong is shallow water raised to the highest degree. I do not have such pictures, but you can easily google pictures on the Internet, where people stand knee-deep in water at a distance of about a kilometer from the coast. If at high tide it still smiles at you to splash into the sea at a depth of about a meter, then at low tide it runs away 700-1100 meters, leaving behind a wet bottom with puddles of water.
The entry into the sea is very gentle, almost imperceptible, in places even without large stones and corals. I myself did not dare to check the swimability, but I walked along the shore and noted to myself that the bottom at Ao Hin Kong was simply strewn with fragments of coral the size of a horse's head.
Sun beds and shade
Hin Kong is one of the rare beaches in Koh Phangan, where the crowns of palm trees hang directly above the water. Perfect shade on a less than ideal beach. The vegetation along the coast from the center and towards Sritanu is really dense, but can be interrupted where cleaning of the building site begins. From the center of the beach towards Tong Sala, the vegetation becomes thin and in places it disappears altogether.
Sun loungers in free rental are not available as a class, but are often found on the territory of nearby resorts. Basically, for these two parameters, Ao Hin Kong can be safely considered as a great place for sunbathing with a beautiful sea view..
Ao Hin Kong
Ao Wok Tum
Ao Hin Kong cannot boast of a wealth of cafeterias, banks, or large stores. The only large ones here are the marina and wakeboarding park. The entire infrastructure of the beach is bottle refueling, Thai cafes and bike rentals. I came across a petrol pump, there are several laundries, bars and massages.
Basically, the building is residential premises and vacant lots, a lot of free space. More seriously, the infrastructure is presented on the right edge of Ao Hin Kong, where very good restaurants on the shore, nice houses and a 7-Eleven mini-market appear.
Of the attractions in this area is the oldest temple of the island, and of the entire province: Wat phu khao noi.
Houses and hotels on the beach
In those places where the main road moves away from the sea, resorts have been built. Close to the sea There are many cheap (both in terms of prices and performance) housing on Hin Kong. On booking services, you can find about 20 resorts and guesthouses, and they come across with quite serious price tags..
You will find simpler bungalows in the center and on the left edge of the beach, and on the right half of the house, they are already more solid and focused on the paying tourist. If you suddenly decide to stay here for a while, then start your selection of accommodation from these resorts: Castaway Beach Bungalows and The Ford SunSet Beach Resort .
Hotels near Hin Kong>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to find the beach
The beach will find you on its own. Following the road along the coast from Thong Sala, shortly after passing the Amsterdam Bar, you will find yourself on the road that runs along the sea. This is the beginning of the Ao Hin Kong beach, but finding the exit to it is not a problem at all. I stayed in a parking lot opposite Ananda Yoga.
Ao Hin Kong Beach Map
Ao Hin Kong Beach Map: