Thailand serves up amazing beach parties just as often as it serves up amazing sunsets (which is a lot), but there is one beach party in particular that all party-crazed people will want to attend, and that is the Full Moon Party.
Where did it start?
The Full Moon party started in Haad Rin on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. As the name suggests, it is on the night of, before or after every full moon. The first ever Full Moon Party was an impromptu event in 1985 with no more than thirty people there to celebrate. Now, just over 30 years later, the event boasts up to thirty thousand people depending on when and where you decide to celebrate. It is one of Thailand’s most popular celebrations, and will definitely go down as one of the biggest parties you’ve ever attended.
What can you expect from a Full Moon Party?
Besides literal buckets of alcohol, which have become a trademark of the event, you can also enjoy music such as trance, R&B, drum and bass, house, dance and reggae. The party is spread between clubs and the Haad Rin beach, and fire skipping ropes, fire dancers, dance stages and DJs are just some of the amazing acts you’ll see as you party the night away.
What’s the dress code?
Dress code? There isn’t one! The Full Moon Party is unpretentious and all about having a good time. That said, neon is also the way to go if you’re unsure of what to wear, and glow-in-the-dark body paint will probably form part of your look at some point in the night. If you feel like you don’t look the part, the street vendors in attendance all sell Full Moon Party t-shirts, shorts, water guns and neon glasses at pretty affordable prices if you’re looking to go all-out. Whatever you do, opt for sneakers instead of flip-flops or going barefoot and you’ll be the most comfortable person at the event.
Where can you experience the Full Moon Party?
The Full Moon Party happens at Kho Pha Ngan, which is conveniently close to Kho Samui and Koh Tao, both of which offer inexpensive ferries to and from Kho Pha Ngan.
When are the Full Moon Party events happening this year?
Since you can always count on a full moon appearing, the event takes place every month throughout the year and dates are established far in advance.
- Thursday 25 October 2018
- Thursday 22 November 2018
- Saturday 22 December 2018
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