The Full Moon Party is simply a bucket-list must. Every itinerary needs to include this raving festivity when traveling in Southeast Asia. The Koh Phangan Full Moon Party can’t be missed and here’s why…
Music..beaches..and a whole lot of dancing.
Let your toes wiggle through the sand and cool off in the water after hours of rhythmic movement on Haad Rin’s Sunrise Beach in Koh Phangan, Thailand. The all-night beach party welcomes anywhere from 5,000 to 30,000 people every full moon. Travelers get to experience a unique festival-like event that features the likes of trance, house, dance, reggae and R&B music. For seasoned travelers or first-time visitors to Thailand Full Moon Party is a night you’ll never forget.
At Full Moon Party Koh Phangan bars on Sunrise Beach serve alcohol all night long, fueling a dance celebration that only increases in intensity as the night progresses. Bright clothing, glow-in-the-dark body paint, and positive vibes are all welcome. Fire-eaters, jugglers, and flaming jump ropers entertain those who need a break from dancing. But if you’re at the Full Moon Party in Thailand, you’re probably not going to want to rest, right?
Chill out in the warm surf on the Gulf of Thailand or grab a drink and some food to refuel for the remaining hours of moonlight. The Full Moon party started out as a small celebration by a few backpackers in the ‘80s and has now turned into one of the most epic night life hotspots in the world.
Trying to figure out if you can fit the festival into an already festival-filled trip to Thailand? Fear not. Full moon parties are held at least once a month making it that much easier to plan your trip accordingly. Want to know exactly what to expect when you get there? Check out our Full Moon Party or Bust guide to this all-night rager.
“At the Full Moon Festival Thailand’s all-night party is your chance to dance on beautiful beaches for a thrilling moonlit festival experience.”
It’s very simple. Head to Sunrise Beach and you will be immersed in a colossal dance movement guided by the moon. Countless bars, clubs and DJ sets line the beach giving tourists a wide variety of music tastes to choose from.
If you are looking to get away from the mayhem for a bit, check out chill-out locations such as Mellow Mountain for a relaxing experience at the end of the beach. Make sure to keep your night lively by bar-hopping to all the hotspots for unforgettable Full Moon Party memories.
Koh Phangan has several accessible options for travel. The town is located about 30 minutes away from Koh Samui Island and can easy be reached from other major cities..
If flying into Bangkok, simply purchase boat or bus ticket from airport that will take you directly to the event location. Flights also run daily from Phuket, Singapore and Hong Kong to Koh Samui.
Koh Phangan gives tourists the option to live it up or travel on the cheap for their Full Moon Party experience. Accommodations range from beautiful group resorts to simple hotel options. Thailand’s competitive pricing allows party-goers to stay in five-star lodging locations for a fraction of the normal costs.
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After a night-long dance celebration, you may want to find some more relaxing things to do following the Full Moon Party. Luckily, Koh Phangan has plenty to offer. Shop at local Thai markets before taking in dazzling sunsets on one of the many stunning island beaches.
Take cooking classes to expand your culinary knowledge or book outdoor excursions such as hiking tours, kayaking and boat trips. Seal the deal for an action-packed trip to Thailand with Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party!
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