Koh Phangan (Full Moon Party)

Adventure, Full Moon Party, Uncategorized

We planned a trip to Koh Phangan, Thailand. Obviously for the Full Moon Party. We heard a lot of crazy stories about it and decided to find it out.

Getting There

  • Book a flight to Koh Samui then take a ferry ride to Koh Phangan (More Expensive Option)
  • Book a flight to Surat Thani,  then about an hour bus/van ride to the Don Sak Pier then ferry ride to Koh Phangan (If you flying from Malaysia, choose this route and it would save you a lot of time and more affordable)
  • Get to Bangkok, book a bus + ferry tickets to Koh Phangan. Remember to book your ticket online if it is a peak season. We booked our tickets from 12go Asia Website. (About 1379 THB / MYR 173 / USD 40 inclusive of online booking fee)

 

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Check In at Lomprayah Bus & Ferry Boat Services at Khao San Road, Bangkok

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Waiting (30 Minutes) for the Lomprayah Bus at Khao San Road, Bangkok.

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The bus was kinda warm throughout our trip tho. Maybe because it was packed. 

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Toilet Break. 

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Lomprayah Double Decker Bus. 

 

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We arrived around 5am at the pier (2 hrs prior to boat departure)

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Finally on the way to our boat (You will have to check in at the counter office at the pier)

Ang Thong Marine Park (Full Day Boat Trip)

  • Booked from Orion Boat Cruise.
  • 2000 THB / MYR 250 / USD 58
  • Inclusive of snorkeling, Blue Lagoon viewpoint,  kayaking around the island and Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park viewpoint
  • Inclusive breakfast, lunch and tea break
  • Waterproof bag provided (To be return at the end of the day)
  • Free pick up from hotel
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Orion Boat Cruise

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Top deck with diving board and slide

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Snorkeling Area (About an hour boat journey)

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Snorkel Spot

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Lunch after snorkeled

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Blue Lagoon (15 minutes – staircase)

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30 – 45 minutes kayaking along the island.

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Ang Thong Marine Park Viewpoint

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Enjoy the sunset back to Koh Phangan

Full Moon Party (Haad Rin Beach)

  • You can check the schedule of the full moon party online here Full Moon Party Schedule before you book your ticket.
  • Ticket is around 100 THB / MYR 12 / USD 3. 
  • You can purchase the ticket at the entrance.
  • It starts at late evening but do not worry if you’re late cause they would party till sunrise.
  • If you missed it, there are actually Half Moon Party and Dark Moon Party available.
  • There are many bars and clubs playing along Haad Rin Beach. You could walk along the beach and find your favorite tracks to dance to.
  • There are many events going on such as fire dance, fire ropes and swings and some slides.
  • Do watch out for drunkards.
  • Bring necessary valuables only.
  • Go get yourself some neon or bright full moon party tanks or shirts and maybe some neon paints.
  • Party responsibly and be safe.
  • Get a Tuk Tuk to and from your place.
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Full Moon Party

 

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Cheap Alcohols

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Fire Dance 

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I do not know this guy. 

Sunset at Haad Yao Beach

  • About 20 minutes drive from Thong Sala. 
  • There are couple restaurants available there to dine in. (Check on TripAdvisor)
  • You could walk along the beach for free and enjoying the evening chill vibes there.
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Sunset at Haad Yao

Muay Thai Boxing (Kobra Stadium)

  • Located in Thong Sala
  • There are many other Muay Thai boxing stadium available in Koh Phangan. 
  • 600 THB/ MYR 75 / USD 17 for normal tickets.
  • 800 THB/ MYR 100 / USD 23 for front seaters.
  • Starts at 9.30PM (Normally they would start when there are more crowds so do expect some delay)
  • 5 Fights in one night.
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Boxing Night

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They normally saved the best fight for last.

Koh Ma Island

  • About 35 minutes bike ride from Thong Sala.
  • Koh Ma Island connected to Mae Haad Beach by bars of sands.
  • You can park your bike at the local restaurant and walk to the beach (Free)
  • You could explore the island on your own and snorkel around it.
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Koh Ma Island Aerial View.

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Sand Bar

Surat Thani, Thailand.

  • We took the boat ride from Thong Sala Pier to Don Sak Pier in  Surat Thani, Thailand.
  • We stayed overnight there for our flight back to Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 100% recommend you guys to stay here My Place Hotel in Surat Thani. 
  • They have one of the best customer service so far for a budget hotel.
  • They welcomed us with iced cold tea to quenched our thirst.
  • Friendly staff.
  • This place is walking distance to the local night market.
  • You can book shuttle bus to airport from here as well.

 

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Greeting notice from our room.

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Free postcard for you to bring back

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 Tips

  • If you up to some crazy slide and party, go to Slip N Fly and check them out. They do offered a packaged ticket with Full Moon Party. 
  • There are night market located in Thong Sala.
  • If you have plenty of time in Koh Phangan, you can visit the Phaeng Waterfall, Paradise waterfall & Than Sadet Waterfall National Park.
  • If you are here for the Full Moon Party, be prepared for the hike in price of almost everything.
  • There will be a lot of other travelers, tourists and backpackers too.
  • Make sure you book your boat tickets in advance because it normally sold out during peak season.
  • Always be ready with your sun block. It can get very hot and humid in the day.
  • Renting a bike in Koh Phangan normally costs around 200 THB / MYR 25 / USD 6. 

 

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