When one thinks about partying in Thailand, it is nearly impossible not to think about the monthly Full Moon Party that is hosted on Koh Pha Ngan’s Haad Rin Beach. These parties take place on the full moon of each month. Participating in a Full Moon Party is a rite of passage for a lot of people. One that is jam-packed with a wide variety of high-intensity partying that is bursting at the seams with hedonistic behavior that includes booze, drugs, music, and even sex.
The Full Moon Party is an experience that tourists from all over the world should do at least once in their lives, even though it is not for the faint of heart. However, there is a lot to take in, particularly if it is your first time visiting the location. So, to keep you safe and ensure that you have the time of your life at the world-famous Full Moon Party, here is a comprehensive guide that covers all you need to know about it.
What exactly is a Full Moon parties and how did they get their start?
It was probably in the middle of the 1980s when a group of visitors were exploring Koh Phangan when they came across the most breathtaking full moon they had ever seen. They concluded that the best way to commemorate the occasion was to dance and party under the moonlight all night long. Since that time, it has grown into a well-known custom across the world as more and more people have participated in the celebration.
There is no accurate way to explain the events that take place at the Full Moon Party (FMP). People seem to either adore it or despise it. Have either happy epic memories or decisions you deeply regret. The celebrations begin a day or two before the actual Full Moon takes place. For some, it is a chaotic day filled with pre parties such as the jungle party and the waterfall party, but for others, it is a leisurely buildup to the genuine FMP groove.
The main celebration begins after the sun goes down and continues until the sun rises, during which time guests consume huge amounts of alcoholic beverages and illicit narcotics. When we say plentiful, we aren’t exaggerating at all. It’s a great deal! The beach is studded with vendors and bars that serve a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. In most situations, buckets of spirits served with a variety of mixers are the beverages of choice.
The full moon party thailand is now a big event that draws over 10,000 people every month. It is held on the beach known as Haad Rin, which is shaped like a crescent moon, on the island of Koh Phangan (also known as Koh Pha Ngan), which is renowned as the party island.
The Full Moon Celebration has evolved into much more than just a huge beach party in recent years. It has evolved into a celebration that not only celebrates the full moon but also serves as an iconic representation of the culture of partying that exists in Thailand.
For instance, a common bucket drink available at most bars is Sangsom, which is a Thai rum and is typically mixed with coke, soda, or red bull. This beverage is also known as the Sangsom Bucket. Beach bars and stages play a wide variety of music, ranging from trance and techno to reggae, hip-hop, and EDM, to drive everyone into a dancing frenzy. This occurs as revelers are downing drinks down their (and each other’s) throats.
If you’ve ever gone to Bangkok’s Khao San Road, it’s kind of like that, but much, much crazier, if that’s even possible to say. At FMP, guests may also enjoy various types of entertainment such as dance performances, stunning displays of fire shows and activities, and other fun things to do with fire. In addition to that, partygoers may try their hand at fire limbo or rope leaping.
Those who aren’t feeling quite as daring may still participate in the festivities by painting their faces or clothes with glow-in-the-dark neon face paints and raving with light sticks, just like in the good old party days.
Where Should You Go to Find the Full Moon Party?
There is ultimately only one way to reach Koh Phangan from the other major Thai islands of Bangkok, Phuket, and full moon party koh samui: via ferry. There are a few potential departure points from Bangkok.
The easiest way to go from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan is to fly there and then take a ferry or speedboat. The cost is high, but this is the quickest option. You may also take a flight to Surat Thani and then a ferry from the airport’s pier to the island. This will take more time but less money.
The final and longest route involves taking a ferry from Surat Thani to the island after taking an overnight bus or van from Bangkok. The trip is identical to Phuket; however, the bus or van travel will take considerably less time. There is a possibility that prices will increase.
Do your homework and find out which choice is best for you in terms of time and money. You might also let us take care of the logistics by renting a helicopter or reserving a VIP vehicle.