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.......got most of my travel tips to phangan frm the sites above...
oh yah be sure to check this site ( http://www.kohphangan.com/travel/fullmoon.html ) for the dates and details of the full moon party. You can get the party info from the locals too. If not for em, we would have missed the event..The other time we were there, we found out that the full moon party was to be held a day earlier then the stated date. So smile, be friendly and chat with the locals....haha
Just to share my experience, on my trip last june, from Krabi we took a 3hr long bus ride to a stopover where we had to wait a while before taking the a different coach to Surat Thani a main Ferry Port where you can get Tickets for a Ferry Ride to the islands (phangan, samui...etc) We had time so we decided to island hop to Ko Samui for a night...you can book a Ferry Ride to Phangan frm Samui too...will take you ard 3hours tops to reach Phangan...
the rides are dirt cheap going frm 150baht for a one way trip and the rides starts as early as 8am daily...you can buy a two-way trip tickets or island to island round-trip tickets (the price is negotiable too)..for mine, we bought a round-trip tickets frm Ko samui -> Ko phangan -> Ko tao -> then back to Ko Samui -> and our last day at Krabi for just 500baht!!! well of course the duration, the wait and the long hours on board the ferry can be excruciating, be sure to bring along some form of entertainment with u ( a book? mp3 player?..)..else trust me you'll get bored to death...but hey the view of the ocean and islands surrounding the ride was enough for me!! beautiful view of the horizon!!
okOk now i'm just getting long winded....just be sure to book the chalets near the party location early, cuz its usually fully booked days before the party date...trust me i know...was there trying to get a chalet on the day itself but to no avail..all have already been booked out...we had to settle for one miles away from the party area...just don't book the chalets too near the party zone cuz, when the party ends, you won't wanna return to a chalet that reaks of stale pee and vomit!!!....nasty!! ...anyways, just hop on one of em so-called 4-wheelers 'taxis' and they'll ferry you to the party site with ease... no worries cuz the 'taxis' are everywhere esp. on the full moon party day...
be sure to bargain your way thru everything....they always charge us foreigners a higher price then the usual so you've gotta play the haggling game right!...
the crowd at the party is simply amazing!!...it stretches througout the whole coastline of phangan beach...with different sections of clubs playing, techno - drum & bass, r&b, house, trance...etc theres music for everyone! spotlights are everywhere with neon glow in the dark lightings surrounding the place...you can get a painted on tattoo that glows in the dark too...haha...with the drinks going for less then 100baht per bucket who would be able to resist the temptation to get down and wasted?...hahah...hungry? there are make-shift stalls around selling food and snacks..you can try out pois, and there are plenty of entertaining stuff going on at the party....i hate the aftamath though...as it gets deeper into the night, people starts getting high, wasted and drunk...they pee everywhere and the beach is littered with bottles, buckets and puke!!!! and hell i dare not imagine or look at what i'm stepping on as i walked out of the beach!
- In a nutshell:other then the aftamath, The party RAWKS!!!
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