The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan Thailand is the biggest and the best beach party in the world.
It takes place in Haad Rin on the island of Ko Phangan every full moon. This amazing all-night party has become a rite of passage for young people, and not that young, travelling to South East Asia and willing to have the night of their lives.
Full Moon Party Koh Phangan – Thailand
Legend says that the first Full Moon Party was improvised by a group of 20-30 travellers to celebrate a birthday party on the night of the full moon. They had such a good time that they came back to do it again. The idea caught on. Word got out and from then on more people from all over the world started coming each month to join the celebration.
The parties gained popularity and now the event draws a crowd of about 10,000 to 30,000 every Full Moon Party in Thailand. In low season it caters around 10,000 people (15,000 to 20,000 in high season, and up to 30,000 at New Year). Each year the scene grows with an ever-increasing number of faithful party animals.
The party begins at dusk, when the full moon makes its appearance over the white sand beach, and carries on well beyond the sunrise. The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan is a giant festival-like party.
The beach is lined by bars with great music, party goers daubed with fluorescent paint, stalls selling alcohol and food, jugglers and fire-eaters entertaining the crowds, guys skipping fire ropes, Fireworks, a lot of drinking, dancing, hot people and high levels of hormones. The atmosphere is just perfect to party.
There are over 12 major sound systems running the length of Haad Rin beach. Each bar has its own sound system blasting loudly different music onto the beach every few feet. There is something for everyone, trance, techno, drum and bass, R&B, commercial dance or reggae. None is disappointed.
In the Full Moon Party there are no barriers and no inhibitions. Just people with one common goal, enjoy the best beach party in the world and have the night of their lives.