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Full Moon Party

Posted by veronicad on 18/12/2012 at 03:15

Can anyone tell me if it is any good?

Im travelling to Thailand on 26/02/12 and want to know if it is worth me paying over £100 to catch an early flight so i can make the party

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Posted by bedu on 18/12/2012 at 08:24

Yes, it is worth it to go to the party. It is fun and you meet many people.

However, 100 GBP (5,000 baht) is for some a lot of money.
Money you could spend on 5 days worth of hotels, etc.

You could go at another later date and see the half moon party, or the black moon party.

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Posted by altmtl on 18/12/2012 at 12:33

I think it's a waste of time and would not bother, it's an overhyped tourist event that isn't very eco-friendly, not to mention the min. hotel stay scams. Go somewhere else.

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Posted by busylizzy on 19/12/2012 at 02:11

I reckon it would be the pits - my worst nightmare!

But of course, because my demographic is probably very different from yours, it's hard to know whether it would be 'worth it' for you.

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Posted by JohnnyM on 20/12/2012 at 15:07

The Full Moon Party is like a massive student freshers party with an extremely large number (up to 25000) of very drunk 18-24 years old on the beach (which is now quite built up) and surrounding areas dancing to mainstream dance music - whether that sounds like heaven or hell will obviously depend on your demographic/personal preference!

I passed through Had Rin a few weeks ago on my way to Had Tien/Why Nam and was struck just how much it had become just geared up only to the FMP with lost of hostels/dorm accommodation (which used to be very rare in Thailand) and pretty much solid development from sunrise to sunset beach (are there really that many people after lairy dayglo vests and tattoos on their hols??). Admittedly I was there in very late November - but 2 nights after the FMP and it was deserted. There was a lot of building work going on (which seemed weird just a few weeks from Xmas) and the old open air beach bars seemed to be mainly replaced with a very developed but ad hoc beach front. It wasn't really a place to linger - so if the FMP ever goes out of fashion - they're screwed basically!

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Posted by altmtl on 20/12/2012 at 16:07

Just read this: http://otptravel.com/uncategorized/responsible-travel-the-full-moon-party/

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