Full Moon Party

  • Guides

    Thailand’s ultimate new year’s eve celebration guide

    Regarding Thailand, one thing is certain: they know how to celebrate the New Year. They celebrate it three times because they love it so much! In addition to the widely observed traditional New Year on December 31st, they also celebrate the Chinese and Buddhist New Year. But for this in-depth analysis, we’ll concentrate on the global New Year’s celebration in…

  • Guides

    A guide to the Full Moon Party

    As thrilling and intense as it sounds, Koh Pha Nga hosts the world-famous Full Moon Party. It’s a location on many travellers’ bucket lists, drawing thousands of partygoers from all around the world to this renowned beach party. This guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on everything you need to know about the Full Moon Party to make sure…

  • Events

    Pha Ngan businesses raise awareness of Full Moon Party’s weeklong events

    August hosts a rare occurrence, two full moons in one month. In Thailand that can only mean two Full Moon Parties, with the second on August 31. Now a group of local businesses have banded together to spread awareness that full moon festivities have grown from a single one-night party to a week of events at venues all over the…

  • Events

    Full Moon Party faces Buddha Days, water shortages this month

    Local party and event organisers have scrambled to host the infamous Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Pha Ngan this week while facing a number of setbacks. The country is seeing a surge in tourism due to the super-extended six-day holiday weekend, but that brings a downside for the partygoers on the island. Normally the week of…

  • Tourism News

    20,000 tourists flock to Thailand’s Full Moon Party

    Around 20,000 tourists flocked to Thailand’s Full Moon Party on the island of Koh Pha Ngan last night, located in the southern Surat Thani province. The popular event, held on the full moon night of each month, is known for its lively atmosphere and attracts a significant number of young travellers from around the world. To ensure the safety of…

  • Crime News

    Fun-loving UK teenager dies after taking drugs at Full Moon party in Thailand, inquest reveals

    A fun-loving, “fiercely independent” teenager from the United Kingdom died after taking drugs at a Full Moon party in Thailand an inquest heard. A UK coroner yesterday determined that the 18 year old woman from Winchester died by misadventure after taking ecstasy while backpacking in Thailand. The teenager, Eleanor Yates, was found dead in her bed in the Ko Pha…

  • Thailand video news

    Man fakes wife’s death for 10 million Baht | GMT

    In today’s episode, Man accused of faking wife’s death for 10 million baht, Biggest crowd yet for Full Moon Party, 100 cops to be charged over illegal visas, and Turkey earthquake.

  • Tourism News

    Biggest crowd yet for Full Moon Party

    Full Moon Party has completely returned to pre-Covid numbers, as tourists from around the world flocked to Haad Rin, Koh Pha Ngan for the massive knees-up. News reports estimated the crowd size to be anywhere between 20,000 to 50,000, and accommodations including hotels and hostels were almost fully booked at 99% capacity. The pier and boats were overwhelmed with large…

  • Tourism News

    Thai island holds first Full Moon party of the year, draws 20,000 tourists

    Thailand’s island of Koh Pha Ngan welcomed its first Full Moon party of the year on Friday night, drawing 20,000 tourists, according to Surat Thani’s vice governor. The party experienced a bit of rain, but after the rain cleared, tourists were able to have a blast dancing on the beach. Vice Governor Choosak Rooying told The Phuket Express that so…

  • Events

    Koh Pha Ngan packed with back to back parties

    Business in Koh Pha Ngan has been booming with the biggest New Year’s Eve Countdown party in three years followed by the first Full Moon Party of 2023. Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to the island to take part in the (nearly) all-night beach party last night. The event was a success, though not quite as big and rowdy…

  • Thailand video news

    You Can Buy Counterfeit Thai Banknotes on Facebook | GMT

    Fearless Facebook page sells counterfeit banknotes, Thailand’s Full Moon Party attracts 12,000 tourists, Pattaya police warn unlicensed street marijuana sellers on Walking Street.

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s Full Moon Party attracts 12,000 tourists

    At least 12,000 foreign and Thai tourists attended Thailand’s final Full Moon Party of the year last night on Koh Pha Ngan island in Surat Thani province, southern Thailand. A downpour of rain didn’t stop revellers from singing, dancing, and drinking on the island’s Haad Rin Beach on the 15th lunar night of 2022. Koh Pha Ngan administrative officials, officers…

  • Events

    Too big to fail: Full Moon Party revives Koh Pha Ngan

    In the US, the phrase “too big to fail” is applied to financial institutions whose defaulting would cause the national or even global economy to collapse. So these institutions receive bailouts to keep them afloat in times of economic crisis. In Thailand, our too-big-to-fail institution might be the Full Moon Party. The legendary party, running for nearly 40 years on…

  • Events

    Are people worried about events in Thailand after the Korean stampede?

    Tourism officials and industry operators are nervously assessing what effect the Halloween stampede in South Korea may have on travellers’ confidence in upcoming events in Thailand. Operators in the tourism industry have asked police and other authorities to be ready for crowd-related incidents. But the vice-president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, Suthiphong Phuenphiphop, says that he does not think…

  • Hot News

    Thailand expects tourism boom over October holidays

    Tourism officials say they are expecting to see more than three million travellers over this month’s two holiday periods. The four-day anniversary holiday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s passing started on Thursday. Both Thais and foreigners have taken off to major tourist destinations around the kingdom. The other holiday from October 22-24, is expected to also see…

  • Events

    Tourism Minister visits Full Moon Party, supports later curfew

    The Full Moon Party week is just wrapping on the island of Koh Pha Ngan, and while attendance was down, there was at least one special attendee that could influence the future of the party. Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn visited Haad Rin, home of the iconic party that draws tens of thousands of tourists to the island…

  • Thailand News

    Royal birthday holiday upcoming July 28-31, and again August 12

    We are entering royal birthday season, as this weekend marks July’s second long holiday weekend in celebration of the king’s birthday, followed just two weeks later by the Queen Mother’s birthday. His Royal Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will celebrate his 70th birthday on Thursday, July 28, prompting a holiday to be extended on Friday to create a four-day holiday…

  • Thailand video news

    A beginners guide to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan | GMT

    New plans to help Pattaya’s homeless reintegrate in society, Thailand’s heavy rain is coming back, update on poisonous gas another cause of death in Bangkok sewer tragedy, and Ko Pha-Ngan springs back into gear with the July Full Moon Party. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

  • Koh Samui News

    American man who fell through roof at Full Moon Party in critical condition

    Friends and family of an American man who was seriously injured at a Full Moon Party have launched several GoFundMe campaigns to raise money for his treatment and repatriation. The man remains in critical condition at Bangkok Hospital in Bangkok after falling through a roof in the wee hours of the famous party on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Pha…

  • Thailand video news

    Thai Government Warning over public activities to prevent covid spread

    3 electricians killed in explosion in central Thailand. Lalisa causes a rush on roti sai mai after Instagram post. Molnupiravir should not be bought online and used, FDA warns. Koh Pha Ngan springs back into gear with the July Full Moon Party. New Korat durian fruit strain doesn’t smell bad. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

  • Events

    Koh Pha Ngan springs back into gear with the July Full Moon Party

    This holiday weekend hosted the largest Full Moon Party since February of 2019 before the pandemic, with the biggest crowd the beach and venues of Haad Rin on Koh Pha Ngan have seen since the party restarted tentatively in November 2021. Some estimated as many as 20,000 people flooded the island to take part in the festivities – the first…

  • South Thailand News

    Full Moon Party in South Thailand Tonight, Bangkok Airways flights full

    Another Full Moon Party in South Thailand’s island of Koh Pha Ngan is happening tonight (Friday) amidst the country’s five-day holiday. Thai news outlet Naewna reported that all Bangkok Airways flights to Koh Samui Airport were filled to capacity today. Many tourists fly there before making their way to Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani province. The tourists are mainly…

  • Tourism News

    Buddha Days, Full Moon Party brings 5-day holiday surge to Surat

    The Southern Thailand province of Surat Thani – home to Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao – is set to see a money-making surge of travellers during next week’s 5-day holiday. The Surat Thani office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand is estimating over 70,000 visitors generating about 833 million baht in tourism revenue for the province. The…

  • South Thailand News

    Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan sees double the tourists

    The third Full Moon Party of the year on Koh Pha Ngan has drawn double the number of tourists to South Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan since the first party back in April. Last night, about 20,000 visitors arrived on the shores of Haad Rin. The tourists passed through 5 checkpoints to be screened for weapons and drugs before they could…

  • South Thailand News

    Another Full Moon Party in southern Thailand coming up this LONG weekend

    Mark your calendars for another Full Moon Party in Thailand’s south, coming up this Monday, May 16. The Full Moon Party has historically been held on Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani on the night of, before, or after every full moon, although it was cancelled for 2 years during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the party is coming up on…

  • Tourism News

    Koh Phang Ngan looking beyond Full Moon parties to more sustainable tourism

    The Koh Phang Ngan Hotel and Tourism Association says the island is looking beyond its legendary full moon parties and aiming for more sustainable tourism. The association’s president, Chantana Limsuwan, says the island hopes to welcome 100,000 visitors this year, following the easing of travel restrictions. The Bangkok Post reports that the Full Moon Party on April 16, coupled with…

  • South Thailand News

    Southern Thailand province gets a wave of income from Full Moon Party, Songkran

    Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani saw a wave of tourism income generated during the Songkran holiday. Many tourists came to the province for the famous Full Moon Party on Kho Pha Ngan, among other tourist attractions. Tourism officials said the province gathered up a total of 895.7 million baht from 83,000 visitors between April 13-17. The income is up…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Five senior police in Patong side-lined over ‘bribes’ allegations

    New info has now been posted on the Thailand Pass website. The slight changes, which starts today, will now allow applicants to arrive on a different day to the date originally approved in their Thailand Pass application and their QR code… as long as it’s no more than 7 days either side of the original date. If you are travelling…

  • Thailand Travel

    Over 10,000 partiers at Thai island’s Full Moon Party

    The Thai island of Koh Pha Ngan drew 10,000+ tourists to the shores of Haad Rin for its Full Moon Party yesterday (Saturday… well sort of into Sunday too), which hadn’t been held in full since the Covid-19 pandemic first broke out two years ago. Historically, the party was held on the night of, before, or after every full moon.…

  • Thailand News

    2022 schedule for Thailand’s famous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan

    Koh Phangan’s renowned full moon parties are back in full swing after a long break due to the pandemic. The next beach party aligns with the Thai new year, or Songkran festival, so even more foreign revellers than usual are expected to attend. The rules on water splashing are a little murky this year… but we doubt the Full Moon…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Updates on Koh Phangan’s Songkran Full Moon Party

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he’s unfazed by recent polls and shrugged off any suggestions his popularity was waning, insisting the government has “fared well” to run the country over the last few challenging years. He was responding to a NIDA poll released on Sunday that gave him only 12.7% of the respondents saying he would be the next prime…

  • Thailand News

    Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party set for Songkran, but no word on water fights

    Koh Phangan’s famous Full Moon Party has been given the green light for Songkran, the Thai New Year known for massive water fights, but there hasn’t been any word if water splashing will be allowed. Koh Phangan, one of the trio of Gulf of Thailand islands off the Surat Thani coast, is known for its massive parties on Haad Rin…

  • Events

    Phangan’s Full Moon Party Countdown will go on but regulated

    With New Year’s fast approaching and fears of Omicron hampering the all-out party festivities, Koh Phangan officials have put out a release through mostly Thai channels announcing the rules and restrictions for the infamous Full Moon Party New Year’s Countdown which typically drew 40,000 to 60,000 people before the Covid-19 pandemic. After an initial attempt at a Full Moon Party…

  • Tourism News

    Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao see uptick in holiday tourists

    While tourism is still far below the levels of 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was showing an uptick before the Omicron variant drove government officials to cancel the Test & Go scheme that avoided any significant quarantine and which brought the vast majority of tourists since launching in November. But while tourism has been tepid, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan,…

  • Phuket News

    Thailand’s bars and beach parties remain strictly closed (cough)

    Will some of Thailand’s most popular hotspots ever come back to life? It appears that the bars and beach parties will never restart as these photos reveal darkened streets and deserted beaches. Last week’s Full Moon Party was curtailed after initially getting the go-ahead from Koh Pha Ngan police. It eventually went ahead but in a vastly reduced ‘covid-era’ form…

  • Events

    Full Moon Party attempt Saturday muted by Covid-19 restrictions

    A cautious step at restarting Koh Phangan’s famous Full Moon Party has met with some hurdles in the interest of Covid-19 safety. The world-renowned monthly party has been on hiatus since the onset of Covid-19 with many questioning if the party, and Haad Rin, the town that hosts the massive event, will be able to bounce back after the pandemic.…

  • Tourism News

    Has the full moon set on Koh Pha Ngan’s Full Moon Party?

    A full moon used to mean a full beach of party-goers along the Haad Rin strip on Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan. But it hasn’t been like that for a year now as the Gulf of Thailand island waits out the restrictions and border closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The crowds of backpackers and revellers aren’t flocking to the monthly…