A unique paradise on earth, Koh Phangan lets one live out their dreams of desert islands with palm trees and stunning white sand beaches. An island located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phangan is a destination for backpackers. It is the home of the best and largest beach bashes in the world known as the Full Moon Party. Drawing a crowd of over 20,000 people each month, the party features local and international DJ’s. With a global notoriety for being one of the wildest parties on earth, this party scene booms with an ever-growing number of participants, enhancing its carefree vibe.
The most celebrated and longest-running dance culture event in the globe, the Full Moon party originated back in the late 80’s, when a group of tourists realized how charming the full moon looks from the island and arranged a party to celebrate the full moon night. Over the years, the number of participants rapidly grew with the party held during New Year recording the participation of nearly 30,000 partygoers.
The island’s nightlife capital, Haad Rin is home to this blissful event. Continuing till sunrise of the following day, the party has become a part of the itinerary of the many travellers to Asia. Considered by many as the ultimate party experience, the event is where people gather to enjoy with the unified intention of rejoicing in the magical atmosphere that the captivating full moon induces.
As the dusk sets in and the radiant moon starts to appear, thousands of lamps are lit and hundreds of tables are lined up. As the evening slowly progresses, with DJ’s playing all types of music; trance, techno, reggae, drum and bass, goa, commercial dance and house, the beach transforms into a dancing frenzy. Fire-eaters and jugglers entertain the vivacious crowd whilst the impressive fireworks display complements the vibrant atmosphere of the party.
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