Ao Hin Kong is located on the west bank of Phangan in a spacious the bay between Cape Sitana (behind which begins the beach Shritana and Cape Hin Nok. Virtually the entire coastline between capes It refers specifically to Ao Hin Kong, and only a small part of it on the right edge is the territory of Ao Vok Tum beach.
I would not call either Hin Kong or Wok Tum a beach. This beach is not for a beach holiday, but rather some technical beach that used by fishermen, excursion offices and small companies for passenger traffic. The place looks good in the pictures, especially in sunny weather, but mud, shallow water, uncrowable bottom and zero infrastructure put Ao Hing Kong at the end of the list beaches on Phangan.
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach Photos
- 4.1 Ao Hin Kong
- 4.2 Ao Wok Tum
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
Almost throughout its length (and this is about 2.5 km), Ao Hin Kong is not removed more than 20 meters from the one that runs along it Hin Kong Road of the same name. От Breeze Bay Villa на юге до Lipstick CABANA Beachfront Resort in the north, the beach is very narrow, on average about five meters, a strip of coarse, yellow sand.
There are lots of rocky piles on the beach, mangroves and artificial buildings that blocking the pedestrian walkway along the coast at peak tide, because Ao Hin Kong almost all goes under water, leaving you pleasure swing on a swing right above the waves.
As for Ao Wok Tum (Ao Wok Tum), the description of this beach fit in one paragraph. In fact, this is just a coastline along Cape Hin Nok, where sometimes between the stones open bald spots with by sand. More or less spacious areas occupied by their needs. local fishermen, and in other places sometimes you can find gatherers mollusks.
Places are too open to love them nudists, 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 seeding, even I It turned out to be by chance, simply because on the map this beach labeled as – as a beach. I took a couple of pictures that are brighter than words. will let you know how uninteresting it is.
Entry, depth and waves
Ao Hin Kong is a shoal built to the highest degree. Have I do not have such pictures, but you can easily google it online photos where people stand knee-deep in water at a distance of about kilometers from the coast. If at high tide you still smile splash in the sea at a depth of about a meter, then with low tide it runs off to 700-1100 meters, leaving behind a wet bottom with puddles of water.
Sunset at sea is very gentle, almost imperceptible, in places even without large stones and corals. I myself did not dare to check cupability, but walked along the shore and said to myself that the bottom on Ao Hin Kong just covered with fragments of coral the size of horse head.
Sun beds and shade
Hin Kong is one of the rare beaches on Phangan, where the crowns of palm trees are hang right above the water. Perfect shadow on the far from perfect the beach. Vegetation along the coast from the center and in the direction of Shritan really thick, but can be interrupted where the stripping begins plot for construction. From the center of the beach towards Thong Salah, vegetation becomes thin and sometimes disappears altogether.
Sun beds are not available as a class, but often come across in the territory of nearby resorts. Basically, for these its two parameters, Ao Hing Kong can be safely seen as great place for sunbathing with beautiful sea views.
Ao Hin Kong
Low tide is just beginning, the beach – in principle, no
Where to put lounger here?
View to the left, at Cape Hin Nok
Ao Hin Kong is not an ideal beach
See, the waves reach the grass itself. Blurs the shore little by little
Quite dense vegetation, a lot of shade. Just lie down nowhere.
Ao Wok Tum
Ao Wok Tum. Look right and be terrified.
Ao Wok Tum. Look left and don’t come here anymore.
Ao Hin Kong cannot boast of either the wealth of its cafeterias or Banks, nor large stores. Of the large here is that the marina and wakeboarding park. All beach infrastructure is bottled. gas stations, tie-cafe and bike rentals. Got a refueling benzomat column, there are several laundries, bars and massages.
Mostly – building residential premises and wastelands, very a lot of free space. More serious infrastructure represented on the right edge of Ao Hin Kong, where there are very good restaurants on the beach, good houses and a mini market 7-Eleven.
Of the attractions in this area is the oldest temple Islands, and the whole province: Wat Phu Khao Noi.
Houses and hotels on the beach
In places where the main road away from the sea – built resorts Close to the sea, at Hin Kong, a lot of cheap (as at prices and by execution) housing. On booking services you can find about 20 resorts and guesthouses, and come across with enough serious price tags.
Bungalow easier you will find in the center and on the left edge of the beach, and The right half of the house is already more solid and focused on solvent tourist. If you suddenly decide to stay here on some time, then start the selection of housing with these resorts:
- Castaway Beach Bungalows
- The Ford SunSet Beach Resort
Hotels in Hin Kong →
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Castaway Beach Bungalows
- The Ford SunSet Beach Resort
How to find the beach
The beach will find you yourself. Driving along the coast road from Tong Saly, shortly after driving through the Amsterdam bar, you will be taken to the road, which goes along the sea. This is the beginning of Ao Hin Kong beach, well, A congress to find him is not a problem at all. I I stopped at the parking lot across from Ananda Yoga.
This is Hin Kong Road.
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