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Full Moon Party draws 20,000 to Koh Phangan

Full Moon Party draws 20,000 to Koh Phangan

SURAT THANI: The popular Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan in this southern coastal province drew about 20,000 tourists on Friday night (July 15).

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By Bangkok Post

Sunday 17 July 2022, 12:30PM


Tourists pack the beach in front of local nightspots on Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party on Friday night (July 15). Photo: Supapong Chaolan

Tourists pack the beach in front of local nightspots on Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party on Friday night (July 15). Photo: Supapong Chaolan

Hotels on Koh Phangan, particularly along Haad Rin beach in tambon Ban Tai where the party is held each month, enjoyed full bookings.

The beach was packed with Thai and foreign revellers, numbering about 20,000. About 98% of the visitors were foreigners, reports the Bangkok Post.

Yesterday, many foreign tourists began leaving the island just north of Koh Samui for other tourist sites, while Thai tourists prepared to return to work after a long holiday weekend. The next Full Moon Party will be held on Aug 12.

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Tawich Somwang, chairman of a business group on Haad Rin beach, said most of the foreign visitors to Koh Phangan were from European countries. But he said he had noticed more tourists from the Middle East including Saudi Arabia and Oman, since Thailand and Saudi Arabia restored long-suspended diplomatic relations.

Many years ago, he said, many Saudis were regular visitors to Koh Phangan. But that all changed in 1989 after the theft of gems from the home of a Saudi prince, and subsequent murders of Saudis in Thailand, led to a break in diplomatic and other ties that lasted until this year.

The return of visitors from Saudi Arabia is helping to boost tourism on Koh Phangan, he said, adding that more Indian travellers are also coming to the island.

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Kurt | 18 July 2022 - 17:49:14

For sure Koh Phangan at least a few days during each 28 days full moon cicle ignores the so much by Thai Officialdom propagated sustainability. As we all know,.. always just cheap  words.

solar_serfer | 18 July 2022 - 11:07:05

if your breakfast Covid _must_ be brought fresh from India.. then... perfetto

christysweet | 18 July 2022 - 10:44:00

Yes look for a leap in Covid cases in  10 days and just where O where does all the excrement go? 

Kakka2 | 18 July 2022 - 10:37:56

next news will be about some rape or murder on that island...is like a cicle that repeat..i bet whiting a few month latest.. we all know Pagnang and Tao are the most dangerous out of control places in LOS

Kurt | 18 July 2022 - 09:55:45

For Europeans it is now holiday high season. When Thai high season starts it will be very low season for Europeans, specially as the inflation and recession are hitting them fully by then. Lucky Thailand with Middle East- and Indian guests.

JohnC | 18 July 2022 - 08:59:37

Hosting super spreader events for the masses. Gee it must be great fun at the full moon parties nowadays with Arabs and Indians the main revellers. How times have changed......

 

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