Koh Phangan is the 5th biggest islands of Thailand. This island is located near the famous Samui Island. Koh Phangan has become immensely popular over the years because of the popular Full Moon Party that started during the late 80’s, the inception of this party is not known to the people. People from all over the world get into the party mood at Koh Phangan on full moon nights. This party has become immensely popular among the people across the globe. It has become world’s finest beach party. It is the full moon party that has made this island popular in Thailand.
It is said that in the year 1987 or 1988 a group of tourists gathered on the island of Koh Phangan to celebrate the the birthday of someone in their group on the crescent shaped Haad Rin beach on a full moon night which turned out to be successful and excellent. From then onwards people from all over the world gathers on the beach to celebrate the full moon nights in a style that is partying all night.
Every month nearly 10,000-30,000 people gather at Koh Phangan for partying on full moon nights. The party starts at dusk and continues all night. Small tables with the lamp lit up are set on the beach. Crowds dance to the tune of music. Fire-eaters and jugglers entertain the crowds with a display of brilliant fireworks. All these things complete the party ambience. Enjoy to the fullest on the beautiful full moon night.
How to reach Koh Phangan
If you are travelling from Bangkok to the island then you get many options to reach the island. The most comfortable are the journey by flight to the island. Book your flight tickets from Bangkok to Surat Thani Airport that operated daily and the in flight it takes one hour ten minutes to reach Koh Phangan. As you get down in the airport, buy the thickets of bus or boat from the information counter at the Surat Thani Airport to reach directly to Koh Phangan. If you wish to travel by bus from Bangkok, then buy a ticket from a travel agent of Bangkok to reach directly to Koh Phangan. The bus leaves daily form Bangkok at 1800pm and by the next day noon, you will reach Koh Phangan. You can also reach by train to Koh Phangan from Bangkok. The train leaves for Koh Phangan 2-3 times a day and reaches Koh Phangan next day. It is advisable to book the train tickets prior to seven days of the journey as the train remains booked.
Things to wear
You must wear clothes according to the theme. When it is a beach party you must wear beach clothes. Tank tops paired with shorts is ideal for the party, to be precise light clothing should be your ultimate choice. But you must wear closed toe shoes to cover your feet from debris while walking on the beach. Wear those clothes which you do not mind if it gets messed up. Make sure to protect all your belongings from water and sand.
When you decide to groove in to the party mood on full moon nights at Koh Phangan, then you must arrange your accommodation prior two three-four months before the party. As the party happens every month, all the hotels are almost reserves round the year. So book your hotel and set out for the journey. You will surely enjoy partying all night under the wonderful full night on the beach. The experience will be amazing to cherish forever.