Celebrating the Full Moon Party Thailand

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

This party is cray cray and goes on forever. Stamina is the name of this game.

Moon parties in Thailand exist throughout the year. Strategize, fasten your seatbelt, and let the night take you away.

A Bit of the Past

For many moons, the paradise islands of Thailand were only visited by Thai Kings. Not until the 1980s, were the beautiful islands discovered by tourists. As backpackers came through looking for adventure, a small hippie community on the island of Koh Phangnan began to emerge. The full moon parties are rumored to have started when these nomadic bohemians spent their nights celebrating life and drinking on the beach under the illumiscent sky. The word got out and people from around the world migrated to the island to take part in these glorious spectacles.

Dancing Under the Full Moon

The official Full Moon party on Koh Phangan island is found on is found on the infamous Haad Rin beach. Tickets are about 100TBH or 3USD. The party attracts thousands and reaches all along the shore of the beach. Pre party activities begin in the early morning and the party goes until, frankly, you run out of gas and call it a night.

There is no end time to the Full Moon party. For many people, the goal is to see the sunrise, a moment that cements that you did it!- conquered the Full Moon party. Dancing and watching the sunrise is the aspect that draws most to the Full Moon party. It is such a feat to make it to sunrise, that your fellow travelers will question whether you did it ‘right.’