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- Posted:Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Rock your socks off at the Full Moon jungle party
Had Rin Nok beach, on the southeast side of Koh Phangan island, is the place to be once a month if a large crowd of day-glo ravers is your bag, baby. Between 10,000 and 20,000 crazy cats party in the jungle every four weeks to the sounds of techno, trance, drum 'n' bass and reggae, provided by international and homegrown DJ'ing talent.
Sprawling the length of the silky-sand beach are restaurants and bars, providing a safe haven from the hardcore tunes should they prove too much at any point, which is entirely possible seeing as there are around 15 sound systems provided to cater for your every musical need.
Apparently, the Full Moon Party first started in the late 80s - although on a much more intimate level between small groups of friends. At the beginning of the 90s, it was still quite a secretive affair, somewhere for the backpackers to escape the more mainstream tourist activities. Nowadays, as I said, the party's rockin' and there are others you can go to as well, like Koh Samui's Black Moon Parties.
If you are planning to rock out under the full moon, the best of the backpacker hostels has to be - as its name would suggest - the Fairyland Club Resort. Although it requires a minimum stay of five nights, you could spit on the party from your hostel window.
Sawat-dee! (Apparently, this means goodbye as well.)