Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Have you ever watched Last Stop For Paul?  One of traveling film that inspires me to go to Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand. I like beach and party, both mixed together I think it would be perfect combination. They say live your life to the fullest, so I wanna experience Full Moon Party at least once in a life time. I asked my travel buds, Tatha and Abang to party with me. Let’s warming up before Ibiza!

It's October 30th and it's Full Moon Party. Once I entered Haad Rin area, I felt so excited. I saw hundreds of people wearing neon color tank and short. People painted their face and body with neon color; orange, yellow, red and green for the sake of fun of it. The neon body paint is available near entrance gate. It’s glow in the dark. Tatha helped us to paint our body. She has hidden talent. How come you are not telling me? haha. It cost 100 Bath for three colors; red, yellow, and orange with a brush. Tatha painted her right leg with Live Your Life 2 The Fullest, and other leg with leopard skin, RAWR!. Abang draw skull on his left arm, and peace sign on other arm. I painted an indian style on my face and body. No need to wear your branded party dress, just put neon body paint on.

The Full Moon Party entrance fee is 100 Bath each person.  It’s not Full Moon Party, without bucket of joy. Bucket of joy consist of a bottle of whiskey, coca cola, and red bull. It’s all mixed together inside a small plastic bucket that you can share with your friend. It cost only 200 Bath. The main party area was crazy, thousands people dancing into the beat.  The travelers slash party goers dance like no one watching, just dance like gaga said. Bucket of joy was injected to our vain; I feel tons of energy in my body that keeps me dancing and dancing. Bunch of stages are playing many different beat from house music, R&B, Top 40 and trance.
I remember there's was rain when DJ was playing On the floor by J.LO but people keeps dancing, shouting "Brazil, Morocco, London to Ibiza, Straight to L.A. New York, Vegas to Africa." and singing "Dance the night away, Live your life and stay out on the floor, Dance the night away, Grab somebody, Drink a little more, Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala-a..." People also excited when they hear Welcome to St. Tropez by DJ Antoine.  It was incredibly amazing party. I don’t mind to repeat it again and again. :p

According Phangan.info,The first full moon party either went off in 1987 or 1988, no one is really sure; and it was someone birthday.  It was such a good party the same crew met up again at Paradise Bungalows and partied under the next full moon.It's become global dance music festival that it is today, attracting thousands of visitors from every walk of life.

There are now over 10 major sound systems on the beach playing everything from trance to drum and bass with each one representing different genre. Crowd sizes vary from 8,000 in low season up to 30,000 in the high season; and inline with the party’s growing popularity, Haad Rin has been expanding to accommodate its guests. There are now over 5,000 rooms, and hundreds of cool bars, boutique restaurant, and of course great night life. If you want to come and enjoy the party consider booking a room on Koh Phangan as accommodation gets jammed well before the full moon date.

Fire dancers are performing during the full moon party. It’s cool how they play with fire.  I wish I could play fire dancing. The crew lights of fire to Full Moon Party Haad Rin Koh Phangan display on 00.00 a.m. Can you feel the heat of the night? We dance and we kiss under the full moon that lights up the beach.
2012 Rama Kristian


How to get to the Full Moon Party

The island of Koh Phangan host of Full Moon Party is couple of hours of Thailand’s mainland. There are public transportation such as bus, night train, ferry and plane. Train takes us nine and half hours from Hua Lampong (Bangkok Railway Station) to Surathani. Plane will cut your time, it won’t take forever. Air Asia and Nok Air are your best choice. From Surathani to Koh Phangan, we use a ferry. Lomprayah (ferry) provides bus to take us from airport or station to Don Sak pier. Book your accommodation a month before the party. It would be fully booked if you do it after the party. Make sure everything under control. 

The Ultimate Guide to the Full Moon Party

Find out on http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/the-ultimate-guide-to-the-full-moon-party/

"Live your life to the fullest, embrace life has to offer. If not now, when? If not you, who?"


  1. Great tips! This is definitely an event that would be much more enjoyable when you know all of the details to keep safe AND have fun.

    Koh Phangan Resort


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