Thai Resort Island Cancels All Parties Except Full Moon Party
Koh Phangan Full Moon Party
The Thai island of Koh Phangan has cancelled all parties except its famous Full Moon Party, a report said late Sunday.
Koh Phangan has banned all other festivals on the island, including the Dark Moon Party, the Half-Moon Party and the Jungle Party.
Authorities cited local complaints over noise and rowdiness as the major reasons for the cancellations, according to Post Today newspaper.
The governor of Surat Thani province ordered the ban and said that violators would face legal action.
There have been bans before, but those were eventually rescinded.
The Full Moon Party will continue due to its popularity with tourists, said Wannee Thaipanich, president of the Koh Phangan Tourism Promotion Association.
That party generates more than 7 billion baht per year (216 million US dollars) for the local economy, the newspaper report said.
[H/T Borneo Bulletin]
The Full Moon Party is one of the most famous music festivals in South East Asia. It’s celebrated every month on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Approximately 30,000-50,000 people come to Koh Phangan to dance on the white Haad Rin beach under the full moon.
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