Full Moon Party’s, Black Moon Party’s, Island Nightlife
The world famous Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand
The first Full Moon Party was improvised at a wooden disco not far from the beach in 1985. Since then the parties have grown world famous through word of mouth, and the event now draws a crowd of about 10,000–20,000 every full moon evening. The party continue until the sunrise the next day, and many times later. The bars on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin town stay open and play music all night long. The modern event has become a part of the itinerary of many travelers. Its attractions include fire skipping ropes,alcohol ‘buckets’, and a dance culture not often experienced outside of Europe. The Full Moon Party takes place every month throughout the year on the beautiful beach at the South end of Ko Pha-Ngan island.
Black Moon Party, Koh Samui, Thailand
The Black Moon party’s on Koh Samui started as an offshoot to the popular Full Moon Party’s on Koh Phangan. The islands are a mere 12 kilometers away from each other and most party goers travel through Koh Samui. The party’s have been held in several locations including Chaweng Lakeview, but are now taking place in an enclosed arena known as Chaweng Stadium located in the heart of Chaweng Beach.