So the most awaited night in Koh Pha Ngan has arrived. For the month of May, the night of the party was not on the first day of the full moon but on the second since it fell on Vesak Day, Buddha’s day of birth, enlightenment and entry to nirvana, a very important Buddhist holiday.
Let’s see how everyone’s preparing… First thing on the list before the party starts, a ‘sleeping area’ for those who had difficulty holding their liquor. Check!
Bucket drinks bar has been set-up for party goers. Check!
Neon hats, blinking head bands and neon body paint for party goers. Check!
Let the party begin!
According to Koh Pha Ngan brochures available throughout the island, the First Full Moon Party started way back 1987 or 1988 when a group of friends celebrated a birthday party which coincided with the Full Moon. The same group agreed to meet the next month, also on a Full Moon. So every month afterwards, word spread out and the Full Moon party just got bigger and better! During the peak month of December, numbers can reach as high as 30,000 party goers.
Haad Rin Nok was so crowded! Boats from Koh Samui, Ko Tao and Suratthani arriving non-stop. Everyone’s all geared up and ready to have a great time!
Days before, some vendors have little or no business at all. But on Full Moon Party night, even the tarot reader had pretty good business!
Let’s check the ‘Sleeping’ area. Anyone checked-in yet? Yup, this guy was knocked out as early as 11 in the evening!
More fun and daring games! Limbo Rock anyone?
Follow these precautions and you’re guaranteed a great time at the Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan.
The morning of the Full Moon Party… STILL partying??!!
WARNING! The photos you are about to see are the effects of those darn colorful buckets =p
We went back to our room at around 6:30 in the morning. It was a fun night, a party that seem to never end. ..but I think one Full Moon Party is enough for me =)