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Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party - 2012: May 5th / June 5th / July 3rd / Aug 4th

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Full Moon Party - 2012: May 5th / June 5th / July 3rd / Aug 4th

The Full Moon Party has changed massively over the years, my first Full Moon Party was 18 years ago, so just imagine how much it has changed since then. Back then there was not even a road from the port to Haadrin, and if the crowds hit 1,500 we knew we were in for a big one! But one thing is for sure, everyone enjoys it massively, and come from all over the world to experience it.

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Koh Phangan has a wide variety of hotels, resorts and bungalows, some with online reservation and special discounts, for others it is still fine to turn up without reservation. But as always, if you are coming for the Full Moon Party try arriving at least 3 days prior to the party. Places do fill up, and you don’t want to be scratching around for a tent, or staying on someone’s balcony.

The number one rule is always to be on your guard. The worldwide popularity of the Full Moon Party has unfortunately attracted some undesirables whose only intention is to profit from other people’s misery, definitely not in the spirit of the Full Moon Party, and how and why it has developed.

A few basic words of advice:

- Use a money belt, don’t have any handbags, rucksacks etc, you will lose them.
- Keep all valuables in a safety deposit box, phones, ipods, passports, credit cards, extra money etc, keep in a safe place until the next day.
- Wear something on your feet, glasses and bottles do break, and the last thing you want is a cut foot.
- Don't be under the assumption drugs are tolerated. This island has changed a lot over the years, and certain things that went on in the past, are not tolerated now. Thailand has had a severe crackdown and the police will come down hard on you. Expect a hefty fine and possibly a jail term if caught.
- DO NOT attempt to drive a jeep or motorbike to or from Haadrin. The road has always been terribly dangerous, and VERY difficult to navigate, even for a local. People die who neglect this advice, DO NOT be the next statistic.

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ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME, BUT REMEMBER YOU WILL REGRET IT IF YOU DON'T HEED THE ADVICE

Koh Phangan, Thailand – Memories of a life time

Posted by Nods33 09:18 Archived in Thailand Tagged thailand tours party full moon vip international concierge

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