The Full Moon Party is the biggest beach party in the whole of Asia and is known all over the world, as there are between 10,000-30,000 people who attend each month.
The main party takes place on the shores of Ko Pha Ngan, on the crescent shaped Had Rin beach. Once a month, people from all over the planet flock to this beach for an unforgettable night of partying.
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When Does it Get Started?
The party begins at night, once the full moon appears. The beach is lined with bars, clubs and drinks stalls, all ready for the night to kick off. As everything starts to get going and more people start showing up, the beach turns into a dancing frenzy. It’s a true party atmosphere!
There’s just about every form of music you can think of. There are DJ’s of all genres – trance, house, drum and bass, reggae and more.
There are clubs situated at spots all along the beach with various stalls in between.
As well as dancing, there is also a host of “beach” performing acts, such as jugglers and fire breathers. These guys can keep you entertained while you’re taking a break from the dance floor!
There is also a flaming jump rope that people can join in on, and a flaming game of limbo (yes, the bar is actually on fire)!
If you’re wanting more of a relaxed break than that, there are still some restaurants that are open as well as plenty of food stalls so you definitely won’t go hungry!
You will also have the opportunity to get yourself some moon party souvenirs as these are sold all along the beach as well.
What to Wear
In terms of what to wear, you are more than fine just wearing beach attire (there is absolutely no form of dress code for any of the clubs or anything)! Lots of people also opt to add some face/body paint. If you want to do this, I know some of the hotels along the beach provide some for free. If your hotel doesn’t, don’t worry, there are plenty of stalls where you can get it done for you.
In terms of footwear, flip flops are fine, but if you are going to go in bare feet, watch out for broken glass on the sand. That could potentially be nasty!
How Long Does it Last?
The full moon party lasts all night and goes on until daylight the next day! A good way to split your night up would be to have a break after a few hours, just chill on the sand and maybe grab a bite to eat, then you’ll be recharged to last until the break of dawn!
Overall, the Full Moon Party is an absolutely insane experience! If you’re not much of a party person, probably give it a miss. However, if you are, this has to be on your bucket list!
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