I am planning to travel south east asia for about a month in Novemeber 2011. We are travelling Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Bali. We will be doing tubing in Laos and attending the full moon party in Thailand.
I have been to the full moon and half moon party before and loved every bit of it. Is there anything similar in the other countries? we are wanting to do something different before it get too commercialised like the full moon party.
Any ideas will be appriciated.
#1 simonea has been a member since 26/11/2010. Posts: 1
You mean any other decadent rituals that are destined to become theatres of destruction by means of their own popularity? In SE Asia there aren't many that compare to FMP and VV-Tubing tourist-wise, but Songkran (Thai New Year in mid-April) is slowly going that way. The difference is it's been celebrated by Thais for many many years before westerners arrived so the deterioration into mayhem is still being staved-off a bit by those locals who still respect the customary light flicking of water and light patting-down of talcum powder or perfume in peak hot season. That said, it's getting harder over the recent years not to get an abrupt 5-litre bucket of ice water thrown in your face or aggressive smearing of Johnson&Johnson during those few days a year. Especially crazy in Chiang Mai along the city moat for almost a full week.