Full Moon Party, Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan
The Full Moon Party is an event that needs no introduction, or at least, it doesn’t seem so, judging by the visitor numbers to the island that ebb and flow in perfect rhythm with the cycle of the moon. However, for those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Full Moon Party is a monthly party on the shores of the popular Haad Rin beach, taking place when the moon is at its fullest stage, thus lighting up the beach for revelers to dance until dawn.
What began in the late 1980s has now transformed into a huge international celebration that can see as many as 50,000 people at one time. The Full Moon Party has been like an incredible miracle for Koh Phangan, bringing attention to the island from all corners of the world. Not a cent has been spent on advertising the party – it’s been completely promoted by word of mouth. We are proud that our island is a planned stop on nearly every traveler’s map, and are thrilled that many travelers often reunite on the island after months apart. The Full Moon Party has made Koh Phangan into something of a reunion point for many.
It’s important that we stress the importance for visitors to the island to enjoy a safe, clean time at the Full Moon Party. Drugs are strictly prohibited in Thailand, and we ask that you respect our laws. Besides, with the spectacular light displays, pumping tunes, and fantastically-fun atmosphere, you won’t need any extras to have a great time!
Finally, we invite you to explore the island beyond the Full Moon Party! There is so much to see and do and experience on Koh Phangan that so many people miss as they run off to their next destination – why not stick around and discover the true beauty of Koh Phangan?