Full moon, Ko Pha Ngan, 2006

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Full Moon 2006

Because I actually enjoy half moon so much, I decided to go and try full moon also. This time, I would like to make it a bit easier than the half moon trip and bring our own pickup truck from Phuket and drive to the Ko Pha Ngan. We book the same bungalow “Paradice in ‘Tong Nai Parn Noi’ Beach, (I also do not know the telephone number but we call Stasy whom we met on the last trip to book it for us) We set off from Phuket early in the morning headed to Surathani port to Pha Ngan. It is very embarrass to say that we actually arrive the port late because we got really lost. (As you can see even a group of Thai could actually get lost in their own country)

 

We arrived at the port to find a really long que of cars, trucks and pickup and we were told that our pickup would just the last pickup on the next ferry.

Night view
(That is good news!)

 

Arrived Ko Pha Ngan at last and head straight to our accommodation. We have a bit of rest on the beach watching the local team having football match (soccer for American or Australian who reading this). This is Ko Pha Ngan inter beach match. It was an important match for the local actually because the team representing the local beach must win to ensure their place in semifinal. We were cheering the match for a while and have shower to get ready to go to Rin Beach. From our accommodation it would take 1 hour to get there.

 

We park our car near the police station and headed to the infamous chicken sandwich stall.

Sleeping area for people who cant find the way back
The truth is I think it became famous because in the beginning it was the only place with a decent sandwich, as I do not see anything special about the sandwich. Or maybe, because people here were party too hard and was really hungry.

 

One thinks I notice however, there were lots and lots of Israel comes to the full moon and Rin Beach (Had Rin). We walk and find it quite relatively safe as there are standby police and volunteers looking after the security. There is also sleeping area with all night watch person to look after anyone who were too drunk to get back to their accomodation. (However, there are plenty of drunks who can not even find the sleeping area and just lying there waiting to be mugged. I can assure you that they were not neccessary be mugged by the local people. There are cases with the police where they have to arrest tourist because they were stealing other tourist.

Yes! shark, red bull, mix with who know what!
I guess thug on holiday is still a thug!

 

There are several party organizers in Rin beach for the full moon party. We went to all of them twice that night actually. Difference organizers also mean difference type of music was playing and difference themes. After wandering around my friends actually settle on one of the place where I want to continue walking to see. Maybe it is not my scene or just too many organizers; I think I prefer the half moon party. So, I we went home a little early knowing that there is also after full moon party around dawn.

 

We got up again at 5 am to travel back to Rin beach again the following morning and check out the after full moon party which we have to walk to the top of a small hill just near to the Rin Beach. The after party is quite ok even with hot and humid environment could not stop the party goer whom was so 'high' (with enjoyment) We bought ourselves some drinks and enjoy the morning partying before we went and check out other places on the island.

I think we were lucky to have met Stasy (Space), she live there for a long while already to study yoga. She show us around and go to all the nicest place. I wish I could have stayed longer but need and must, we say goodbye with tears on our eyes (still hangs over and high). and drive back to phuket.

stabber911 says:
All I can say is careful what you take, do not drive to the party if you want to enjoy, be friendly and find new friend there! I was lucky because my friend know a friend. Moderation and party for the long haul..
Posted on: Jan 04, 2008
codebeck says:
Wow'! Thanks very much Daj! I'm going there, so it's really good to find out a bit more about this party from someone who partied there!
Cheers,
Allan
Posted on: Jan 04, 2008
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Full Moon 2006
Full Moon 2006
Night view
Night view
Sleeping area for people who cant …
Sleeping area for people who cant…
Yes! shark, red bull, mix with who…
Yes! shark, red bull, mix with wh…
Alisa and her new found friend
Alisa and her new found friend
Rin Beach shop area
Rin Beach shop area
Waiting for ferry
Waiting for ferry
waiting for ferry
waiting for ferry
Shop for drinks on the beach
Shop for drinks on the beach
We all tired! (or just too drunk)
'We all tired!' (or just too drunk)
Rin beach
Rin beach
Imfamous chicken sandwish
Imfamous chicken sandwish
Full moon!
Full moon!
Fire show!
Fire show!
I really dont know how to play!
I really dont know how to play!
Full moon after party
Full moon after party
Only the hard core in the after pa…
Only the hard core in the after p…
It is already noon after full moon…
It is already noon after full moo…
No, No we will not stop partying,
No, No we will not stop partying,
The morning after full moon, Had R…
The morning after full moon, Had …
Compare night and day
Compare night and day
We like grow in the dark
We like grow in the dark
Boy with toys
Boy with toys
We like to burn things.
We like to burn things.
Full moon After party
Full moon After party
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Come and wind down the day after …
No need for party, we can dance an…
No need for party, we can dance a…
venue of shiva moon party
venue of shiva moon party
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Shiva moon
Shiva moon party
Shiva moon party
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