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1. Posted by pauly f (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

hey hey all,im going to thailand for christmas and nyrs and i'm wondering if anyone has gone to the full moon partys before.what there like and what i can expect?get back to us cheers

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3. Posted by juliaswee (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

I'll be in Phuket, Bangkok and Chiangmai in August. Rooms already paid for by my (very recently) ex-boyfriend but why let it go to waste?

If you're interested in joining me on a South to North "expedition", drop me a note. Just pay for your own food and transport. Females only PLEASE!

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

I spend Christmas and New Years in Thailand this past year. What you can expect is that accommodation at the busiest spots will be scarce and at a premium. I spent the few days around Christmas on Phuket where we found few good affordable options for accomodation. I also thought it was a crap place to spend Christmas so I wouldn't recommend it.
Then we (a group of 6 of us) heading to Koh Phagnan for the New Years party. It was a pretty awesome time and it's definitely a great place to celebrate. But again, we had a horrible time finding accomodation (didn't help that we were a group) and had to stay on Samui and commute to the party. So the moral of the story is, book as early as possible. We started looking for places sometime in Nov and it was already too late. However, others may have had different experiences traveling alone or with just a couple people.
Other quieter Islands were ok. We spent the week between Christmas and New Years on Lanta and had no problem finding a great place on arrival. Ditto with Koh Tao and Bangkok before and after the holidays.

5. Posted by gandk (Full Member 100 posts) 8y

hi there thailnd that time of year is seriouslt busy some accomadation can be very hard to find and at very high prices ( for thailand). if you are ehading to phi phi then you must book ahead. if you are going tot he full moon you need to book a room slightly away from the party all resorts do transfers the party. Northan thailand can be a lot cheaper but still the busy time of year so i would advise booking some places. My main advise is stay clear of Koh samui and phuket. only travel to phuket to get to phi phi and/ or Raylai which are both awsome but still very touristy now days. I have been 3 times now and know the place pretty well, so i hope it helps. Ps i did go with my girl friend and not after the lady boys like so many out there in thailand he he.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

what to expect???

1. Lots of Caucasians, more caucasian than rush hour in a Swedish subway.

This info should attract lots of Chinese students who want to practice their English, then you will have an Asian island again.