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Years ago a group of visitors found that the most wonderful moon was in Koh Phangan. They then orchestrated a party along the crescent-shaped island of Haad Rin to celebrate the full moon night. From that point on, individuals from throughout the world have come to join this Full Moon Party. Have you been planning to attend the Full Moon Party in Thailand? If so, here are a few fast facts you will need to know based on inquiries most people tend to have regarding this event.


When is the Full Moon Party?

Once a month on the Full Moon date (Lunar Calendar) which could be delayed to the following day in the event that it is a Buddhist Holy day on the date.

How long does the party last?

The Full Moon Party begins from sunset on the date of the party and lasts until the evening of the following day.

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Is there an entrance fee for the Full Moon Party?

Yes, there is 100 THB charge to enter the party.

It’s recommended that you to come to Koh Phangan early before the last boat leaves from Koh Samui at 18:30 p.m. Also, it’s best to return using the first boat that leaves at 7:00 a.m. From the dropoff point, it is easier to travel the remainder of the way to and from the party via taxi. Riding the speedboat tends to be dangerous and the costs can be very expensive.

What is the most popular drink sold at the party?

Most stalls at the party offer Whisky (Thai, Scott, Vodka, and so forth.), ice, Coke and Red Bull together in a pail. Costs vary beginning from around 200 THB.

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Is there all night taxi services to and from the Full Moon Party?

Yes. There are taxis running throughout the night to and from the Full Moon Party and your resort or hotel around the island with the base charge of 100 THB for every individual/trip.

Can you stay only one night for the party?

Most resorts on Koh Phangan require a MINIMUM stay of 3-7 nights during the Full Moon period.

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Can you just go to the party from Koh Samui?

Despite the fact that there are speedboats running throughout the night of the party to and from Koh Samui, it’s advised that you catch the last boat to Koh Phangan at 18:30 p.m. Also, it’s best to make your return trip at 7:00 a.m. for your security. The speedboats are constantly over-loaded and they are dangerous when the waters are rough.

Do you have to pre-book the ferry from Koh Samui during the full moon party?

You don't have to pre-book the ferry to Koh Phangan for there are numerous boats running on the day and night of the Full Moon party.

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Can you play your music in the party if you’re a DJ?

The short answer is no. Most clubs and bars on Haad Rin have their own home djs and typically they don't permit outside djs to play.

These are just some of the biggest things you will need to know before, during and after attending the Full Moon Party in Thailand. If you are going to attend, make sure to enjoy all the festivities and be safe.

Written by Luke Duggan — May 20, 2015

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