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Full Moon Party draws over 10,000 revellers in Phangan

Full Moon Party draws over 10,000 revellers in Phangan

SURAT THANI: Haad Rin beach on Koh Phangan island off this southern coastal province was packed with revellers for the first full-scale Full Moon Party since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday night (Apr 16).


By Bangkok Post

Sunday 17 April 2022, 05:03PM


Party-goers flock to the first full-scale Full Moon Party since the COVID-19 epidemic began, on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani on Saturday night. Photo: Supapong Chaolan / Bangkok Post

Party-goers flock to the first full-scale Full Moon Party since the COVID-19 epidemic began, on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani on Saturday night. Photo: Supapong Chaolan / Bangkok Post

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, more than 10,000 tourists – mostly foreigners – enjoyed an event that ran smoothly throughout the night with marine police, tourist police and immigration police and more than 60 administrative officials led by Surat Thani Deputy Governmor Suthipong Klai-udom deployed to maintain law and order.

The road leading to the beach was restored to its erstwhile vitality, with shops selling snacks and beverages, body-painting kiosks and clothing stalls, reports Bangkok Post.

After the party was over, most of the tourists returned to the mainland by ferry to Donsak or to Koh Samui. Others remained on the island, which has seen many rental accommodations fully booked over the past month.

On Saturday, Raja Ferry announced its ferries departing at 8.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 5.30pm were fully booked. It had to arrange two more trips, departing Donsak at 12.30pm and 6.30pm.

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Manop Sae Tiew, a Koh Phangan resident, said the return of a large number of foreign tourists indicated the Full Moon Party was still in their minds after a long suspension.

"Koh Phangan’s beaches are most beautiful on full moon nights. We also have many other attractions which must be preserved. The party went on without problems last night. I believe the next party, scheduled for May 16, will definitely draw even more tourists," he said.

The last full-scale Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan was on Feb 8, 2020 during the onset of the first outbreak of Covid-19 in the Kingdom.

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JohnC | 18 April 2022 - 09:28:20

What's the term they made up for these type of gatherings? SUPER SPREADER EVENTS! The hypocrisy in this country has no boundries or limits....

maverick | 18 April 2022 - 09:01:38

Why are the parties at a certain Patong venue any different - our roving Woke  lawyer needs to get on his bike and check out the next full moon party that is in breach of rules on mass gatherings - so much hypocrisy and these parties have been going on for months.....good on ‘em 

dolphinspirit | 17 April 2022 - 19:00:48

Oh well, who needs a mask. The full mon will protect. 

 

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