Music festivals are rising more and more each year in popularity. People love the atmosphere and the culture of these events as they are huge opportunities for people from all over the world to come together and do one thing…party! Music festivals are held all around the globe, from the United States of America to Australia. Even Thailand has its own music festival that is becoming even more popular than ever before. It’s called the Full Moon Party.
August Full Moon Party
Once you’re ready to attend, you’ll definitely want to book your hostel. The island fills up fast, and if you book early, you’ll have the best choices and prices.
What is the Full Moon Party?
The Full Moon Party is an event that goes on either the night before, the night after, or the night of a full moon. It originated from a group of travelers admiring the beauty of Thailand’s full moon a few decades ago and celebrated its beauty through partying.
This celebration eventually spread by word of mouth and became widely known. Now, the full moon is celebrated all year long by thousands of people. These parties are held every month of the year whenever a full moon cycles back. It is a very large event, hosting around 10,000 to 30,000 travelers and tourists from all around the world.
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This event takes place on the beaches on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Bars and clubs on Haad Rin beach participate in the Full Moon Party by staying open until dawn playing EDM, hip hop, and reggae music. The beaches and nearby shops are beautifully decorated with lanterns, lights, strobe lights, and stage lights to produce a colorful experience. These music festival style lights enhance the party vibe and allow you to party all night long.
There are multiple ways to get to Koh Phangan. You can travel by ferries that commute 3 times a day from neighboring islands or the mainland. From Koh Sumui island, the commute would take around 30 minutes. Planes make frequent flights to Koh Phangan from Bangkok, which takes about an hour. The flight actually lands in Koh Samui, and you take a ferry to Koh Phangan.
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Once You Arrive
When you arrive on the island, the small shops on the way to the beaches of Haad Rin get you ready for a night dancing under the full moon. These shops sell a lot of merchandise to wear to help you stand out and glow with the moon. T-shirts and tank tops that are neon highlighter colors is the most common and popular style of dress at this event. The tops will have party phrases or pictures that are luminescent, glow in the dark, or even light up.
There are also glow stick glasses, light up headbands, as well as light up hats. Anything that you can think of that flashes is most likely sold along the way to the party spot on the beach.
When arriving at Haad Rin’s beach, you will see a crowd of people with amazing energy and good vibes. People will be dancing left and right. There will be performers dancing with fire, and people playing on fire jump ropes.
It is very common to have your face and body painted with neon colors to emphasize and celebrate the brightness of the full moon. Colorful lights and dance music will fill the air wherever you go.
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No matter what time of year you go to Thailand, or even Southeast Asia in general, it is always the perfect time to go to Koh Phangan and party. You will meet people from all over the world who have the same purpose when traveling as you – to have unforgettable experiences and have a good time at the Full Moon Party.
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