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1. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Has anyone been to the full moon party in Hat Rin, Ko Pha Ngan?

Is it all it's cracked up to be?

2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

I went to the December one in '06.

Personally I thought it was ok but a bit overrated. It's a great setting and all that but it didn't seem that huge and it wasn't a lot better than the nights leading up to it. Might have been due to it raining all day prior to the full moon party but I'm not sure.

It also had a bit of a dirty feel to it as it's pretty much just full of tourists getting wasted on alcohol and other drugs, then pissing on the beach etc. lol. Oh and it may have been better to have one central music system blasting through rather than several places alongside eachother playing different music.

It's also one of those things that everyone expects will be huge and awesome, so that high expectation means if they are not met then people may be a bit unsatisfied. I found that sometimes I had a better time at random clubs and nightspots I went to where I didn't have such expectations (ie. club called Tony's in Pattaya was an awesome surprise)

Despite these factors I still had a good time and it was an atmosphere you don't really get anywhere else!

Erik

3. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Cheers Eric I reckon i'll check it out if one's on as I'm passing but I won't go too far out my way

4. Posted by megs79 (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

I went in September 07' and thought it was okay. I am glad I went, but have no desire to go back. I am an exraver who now likes good music with a good vibe. The music was pretty hard trance and a lot of people were hammered out of their minds.

All that being said I found a cool bar on top of the rocks where they were playing great music and you could look over the party and relax without having drinks spilled on you or worrying about getting your stuff stolen.

Overall I think going to Koh Phangan is worth it!!! Haad Yuan where I stayed was amazing and quite possibly the best part of my trip to Thailand.

Have fun!

5. Posted by pratya (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

I don't know in Jan - Feb have full moon party or not. Now in Thailand is sad time for "Sister of Thai king dies".

If have last news I will post again.

sorry in my English.

6. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Sorry to hear that about your kings sister Pratya.
I am not in Thailand until March so if any I will probably check out the party on 21st March or the half moon party on 28th March, not sure yet?
Thanks for the advice and your English is very good

[quote Overall I think going to Koh Phangan is worth it!!! Haad Yuan where I stayed was amazing and quite possibly the best part of my trip to Thailand.]

Definitely going to check Koh Phangan out Megs even if I don't get to one of the parties

Ruby