The infamous Full Moon Party attracts thousands of party animals to the picturesqe island Koh Phangan. It is an enormous event in which around 30,000 people participate every month. The big rave that’s held in the south of Koh Phangan, at the beach called Haad Rin, has gained many fans, but also lots of opponents. Before I went there I encountered split opinions. Some say that it’s nothing special, some think of it as a crazy drunk touristic party, others claim it’s one of their best experiences. I think it all depends on expectations and one’s character. There is no straight answer if the Full Moon Party is worth going or not and it’s best to form your own opinion. However, if you are debating if it’s for you or not, I think this article will help you dissipate doubts.
Have you watched the fantasy film “Jumanji”? When I first got off the minibus at Lopburi bus station, I felt as if I landed in the movie scene where crazy monkeys attacked everyone who got in their way. However, soon I realized that the animals were not that crazy and they actually fit urban scenery. Even though, they are quite a nuisance both for tourist and inhabitants, locals found their way to share the city with the monkeys. On top of that, cute animals are definitely the main reason for stopping in the laid-back town. Much more important one than the hundreds-year-old temple ruins.
Ayutthaya, or actually Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is an ancient city located 80 kilometers north of Bangkok. Back in the days, it used to be a Thai capital and now it serves as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city was founded in the 14th centrury and until it was sacked by the Burmese 400 years later, it was one of the world’s largest cities at that time with population perhaps reaching 1,000,000, sometimes known as the “Venice of the East”. The ruins of the old city are well preserved in the Ayutthaya historical park that comprizes a couple of spectacular temples.
Khao Yai National Park is the oldest and most remarkable national park in the country that offers its visitors a unique experience of getting close to the wildlife. Beyond numerous species of reptiles, birds and insects you get the chance to admire wild elephants, nimble gibbons and adorable macaques. There are more than 50 kilometers of trekking tours winding in the steamy jungle where except for impressive fauna and flora you can find numerous majestic waterfalls. Not many people know that one of them was a place where they shot Leonaro DiCaprio movie – The Beach. Most of Thailand’s visitors connotate the film with popular paradise-like island – Koh Phi Phi.