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Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan

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Full Moon Party Haad Rin

The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan is one of the busiest, loudest and most exciting parties in the entire world. The enormous beach rave party is known to be attended by over 10,000 people per month (the party is held each month), which is astounding considering the entire island has only 8,000 residents. The all night Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan occurs in Haad Rin and is on or close to the night of every full moon (as the calendar shows).

Part 1
The Full Moon Party And What To Expect
Full Moon Party Dates 2018
Full Moon Party Dates 2019
Christmas and New Year Special Dates

Part 2
Main Full Moon Party Venues on Haad Rin
Full Moon Party - Start Time
When it ends

Part 3
Getting to Haad Rin and Back
Top 10 things to know for a Full Moon Party
When to Go

The Full Moon Party And What To Expect

The Full Moon Party today is now a Global Dance Music Festival in its own right, with numbers reaching anything from 8,000 during the low season up to 20,000 during high season months. Even more during extra special dates (I was there to see in the new millennium with supposedly around 50,000 people, but I didn't see anyone counting).

With several well established venues along Haad Rin beach pumping out original and popular mixes in the most popular genres of dance music. As beaches in general offer very little in the way of acoustic properties, sound systems include large powerful walls of speakers which throw sound out towards the sea and reverberate through the dancers in front of them. Very effective and very loud!

A good club back home might have 3 or 4 areas with different music, with one main room. The Full Moon Party offers several DJ's rockin' their sets all at any one time. By simply walking along the beach you can pick and choose where and when you want to dance, there's no charge to attend the Full Moon Party and no cover-charges for the individual bars/clubs. Everyone gravitates to their own personal favourites and you can arrange to meet up at intervals through the event. The Drop In Club is a popular meeting place as it's centrally located on the beach plus its a popular bar with the ladies!

Full Moon Party in Haad Rin

Full Moon Party Dates 2018

  • 31 January 2018
  • 1 March 2018
  • 31 March 2018
  • 30 April 2018
  • 29 May 2018
  • 28 June 2018
  • 28 July 2018
  • 26 August 2018
  • 25 September 2018
  • 24 October 2018
  • 23 November 2018
  • 23 December 2018

Full Moon Party Dates 2019

  • 21 January 2019
  • 19 February 2019
  • 21 March 2019
  • 19 April 2019
  • 19 May 2019
  • 17 June 2019
  • 17 July 2019
  • 15 August 2019
  • 14 September 2019
  • 14 October 2019
  • 12 November 2019
  • 12 December 2019
  • 11 January 2020
  • 09 February 2020

* Note that dates can sometimes change by a day or two if they coincide with Buddhist holidays or government elections.

Christmas and New Year Full Moon Party Special Dates

If you thought the Full Moon Parties were big events, add the Christmas and New Year party atmosphere, multiply by 10 and you're getting close!

  • 25 December 2014
  • 31 December 2014
  • 01 January 2015
Full Moon Buckets

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2019

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Full Moon Party Haad Rin
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