Ko Pha Ngan is an island in southeastern Thailand that is notorious for its raucous Full Moon Party. This is a dance party and it attracts all sorts of people from veteran partygoers to people curious to learn what this infamous party is all about. However, Ko Pha Ngan is much more than a party destination and has other activities for various types of people. Partygoers and homebodies alike can all benefit from the numerous beaches, fiery sunsets, waterfalls and restaurants that make Ko Pha Ngan an exciting place to visit.
1. Full Moon Party
A little over thirty years ago, a small group of no more than thirty people threw an impromptu party to celebrate the full moon. They had no idea that the tradition would continue every year since, and attract anywhere from 5,000 to 30,000 attendee. As its name suggest, this wild party takes place when the moon is full and continues until sunrise the following morning. A variety of genres of upbeat music are played to keep partygoers- typically dressed head to toe in neon- dancing all night long. Between fire jump roping and buckets of drinks, there are plenty of opportunity for mishaps. Carry only the minimum amount of cash you need (e.g. a few drinks, transportation, bathroom fees), and keep your shoes on to avoid stepping on broken bottles. Party in a safe and smart manner; have fun, and bring back crazy stories for your friends back home.
Ko Pha Ngan has a variety of adventures for virtually everyone. Its epic parties are put one, albeit and incredibly exciting one, fascade of the island. There are plenty of opportunities to make your time there one large party, without going to actual parties. Sample wonderful foods, learn new skills, hike, swim, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty of Ko Ph Ngan. Are you ready to party?
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