Full Moon Party – Price Tips Schedule

The Full Moon Party is probably the best excuse for insomnia. The Thais are convinced that the full moon is a great time to party. So every year they hold a boisterous celebration in honor of the earthly companion and invite thousands of visitors to Thailand. The venue is Pangan Island, a place imbued with intoxicating freedom and a special energy that fills and lasts until the next Full Moon Party (for more information we recommend visiting official website). This event is attended by about 20 thousand tourists, among whom you can find our compatriots.

Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

History of the full moon party

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Surprisingly enough, the first people to dance under the full moon until dawn on the Thai island of Phangan were not locals, but guests. Legend has it that in 1985, a group of tourists happened to be on Phangan Island near midnight. The guests were amazed at how brightly the full moon illuminated the coast and the sea surface. They decided to stay here until dawn and have fun in the light of the heavenly beauty.

Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

Since that night, the Full Moon Party in Thailand has been held every month. Thais and visitors flock to the coast before sunset and disperse only in the morning and some in the afternoon. Those who are already drunk or just tired, sleep with satisfied faces right on the beach sand.

Phangan Island Full Moon Party

What’s-what-at-the-time-of-the-full-moon-party?”

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The enterprising Thais have only made the event free for their own countrymen, foreigners will have to shell out 100 baht for admission to the Full Moon Party. At the entrance, paying guests receive a branded bracelet, which can be left after the party as a memento of the magical night.

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Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

The event starts at 10 p.m., and until then, you can enjoy the views from the coast and meet other participants in the action. Alternatively, spend between 100 and 600 baht to walk around the island “with a breeze,” which is the amount you have to pay for a ride on a songteo – a pickup truck with benches set up in the back.

The event is a great way to enjoy the island.

Phangan Island Full Moon Party

Before the mega-party Full Moon Party, there are stalls open where guests are offered a simple glowing drawing on their skin for 200 baht. There you can also buy brightly colored glasses, a massive hat or a branded acid-colored T-shirt for 100-200 baht.

Full Moon Party.

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To get your blood pumping and turn off unnecessary complexes before the Full Moon Party on Pangan Island, alcohol will help (more on alcohol in Thailand). Drinks and cocktails on the coast are sold in mobile bars. For those who are too lazy to stand in line for a new portion of an entertaining drink, the Thais have invented a special bucket. A plastic bucket is filled with ice and then filled with a mixture of alcohol and a non-alcoholic energy drink or juice. The bucket comes with a set of straws for a large company to drink. The cost of this special treat starts at 150 baht. Since you’ll have to party till morning, it’s worth looking at some energy drinks (for more information energy drinks in Thailand).

Full Moon Party on Pangan Island

Light snacks and quick meals are sold right there from mobile carts (makashnitsa). The prices are quite affordable. And for the extra frugal, there’s a 7-11 supermarket chain not far from the party site.

Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

Tip: The Thais don’t search at the entrance to the Full Moon Party. So it’s quite possible to carry a pre-purchased bottle of any strong liquor. It remains only to buy a bucket of ice, pour the cognac or rum in it and plunge into the atmosphere of the party with his head. A way to cut the cost of the party by a couple thousand baht.

Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

Prepare in advance that Thais just love to hug and even kiss the guests of the Full Moon Party on Pangangan Island. The cheerful Thai food and drinks vendors sign their bodies for free with glowing markers and won’t mind if you write your name on the mobile counter with the same marker in return.

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Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

How to get to the Full Moon Party

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The easiest way to get to Pangan is from Samui Island (read more about how to get from Bangkok to Samui by plane and then from Samui to Pangan by ferry) or from Dongsak Pier in Surat Thani Province. The boat with a high-speed motor rushes to the coast of the island only 25 minutes, the ferry takes a little longer. The cost of the transfer (how to order a transfer in Thailand? ) ranges from 350-500 baht. Ferries and boats depart from the pier the beach of Maenam and Big Buddha Marina (buy a ferry ticket in Thailand in advance through the website of the company 12 Go Asia).

Buy a ferry ticket in Thailand.

Full Moon Party on Pangan Island

Party checkpoint

Whichever mode of transportation you prefer, they all arrive at one point on the island, Haad Rin Nok Beach (one of the best beaches in Thailand). The length of the sandy crescent is only 800 meters, but on the night of a full moon tens of thousands of people who like to dance under the light of celestial satellite of the Earth, manage to stay here. It’s also where the Full Moon Party takes place.

Haad Rin Nok Beach on Phangan Island

Haad Rin Nok Beach ahead of the hangout

Where to check in?

It’s half the battle to get to Pangna Island for the Full Moon Party, but deciding exactly where you’ll be staying is important. The best way to find a hotel on the island is to pre-book your room remotely at the websites Hotellook.ru and RoomGuru.ru, of which there are many. The fact is that, as a rule, on the day of the party, there are no vacant rooms.

Full Moon Party Scenario

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To 30,000 campers look forward to the sun ceding the right to shine to the moon. At the first moonbeams there’s energetic music and most of the beachgoers begin to dance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a good groove singer or DJ, as long as you’re willing to let your emotions run wild and go wild.

Phangan Island Full Moon Party

After the Full Moon Party begins, there are several dozen dance floors on Pangangan Island at the same time. Each one features DJs showcasing great music: techno, house, trance, drum & bass, hip-hop, or reggae and resplendent with colorful characters and dancers decked out in acid t-shirts and luminous designs.

Full Moon Party on Phangan Island

One of the “chips” of the party is the fire show. Fans of extreme sports, drunk enough alcoholic cocktails, jump over a burning rope or rings. The dangerous entertainment is very popular.

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There is a temporary lull at dawn. Cab drivers take tired guests back to their hotels and Thais clean up the beach from the trash left behind by party-goers. Some are sleeping peacefully on the beach. But this is not the end of the party, because at 11 am begins afterparty for the most steadfast moon worshippers. The Full Moon Party lasts for three days!

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Tips for Full Moon Party guests

For those who want to make the best memories from their Full Moon Party on Pangangan Island, keep or remember the following 12 ground rules compiled by Moon Party regulars.

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  1. No kids at a Full Moon Party.
  2. Do not bring your documents, valuables, jewelry, accessories, leave them at the hotel (but what to do if you do lost your passport in Thailand?)
  3. Photo cameras and phones keep them closer to your body, so that they are not stolen and damaged (read more about how not to become a victim of pickpockets on vacation).
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  5. Bags and backpacks can easily be lost in the commotion, they should also be left in the room.
  6. It is advisable to take enough money for food, drinks and transportation, and it is important to store them so that they are not taken out by unscrupulous guests of the coast.
  7. Grab some change, the Thai toilet can only be accessed by dropping 10 baht into the automatic coin receiver.
  8. Stay close to your friends and make sure you have a clear line to meet them in case you get lost in the crowd.
  9. Do not get into the water while heavily intoxicated, the rescuers may not have time. There is a high probability of drowning or be “washed” into the open sea reverse current.
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  11. Drink less alcohol and more water, it will keep you on holiday much longer.
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  13. Careful about what you eat and drink. Bottles of alcohol should open in front of you and pour also in your sight, otherwise you can become a victim of fraud and poisoning with low-quality alcohol.
  14. For the trip to the seaside party choose comfortable shoes and clothes that you will not regret to throw away afterwards. Holidays can be really messy, especially with temporary glowing body art.
  15. Don’t take treats from strangers. Under the guise of safe food and cocktails you may be offered drugs (read more about the penalties for using drugs in Thailand), which obviously will not make your night celebrating the full moon more pleasant and fun.
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Full Moon Party on Pangan Island

Full Moon Party schedule for 2019

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The following is the party schedule for 2018 and 2019. As you can see, the dates are no different between years, just in case you want to check them out at the official website.

Schedule for 2019

20 January

20 February

20 March

April 19

May 19

June 17

July 18

August 15

September 13

October 14

November 11

December 11

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Full Moon Party on the map of Pangan Island

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