These Could Be The Last Days Of The Messiest Party On Earth
Every month, 30,000 revellers from across the globe make the pilgrimage to Koh Phangan, Thailand's famously debauched Full Moon Party. But with other similar events being banned, how much longer can the party last? Warning: nudity ahead.
The British government's official advice to tourists is to exercise caution at the Full Moon Party.
It tells potential visitors: "Be careful about taking drinks from strangers and at clubs and parties, particularly in Koh Samui, Pattaya and at the Full Moon party on Koh Phangan, where date rapes have been reported."
Meanwhile, with Thailand looking to play down its reputation for sleaze and attract wealthier tourists, the future of the Full Moon Party may be in doubt.
Other parties were shut down by the Thai government in 2014 as part of a crackdown on drugs. The original Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan is now the only beach rave remaining.
Koh Phangan police chief Colon Prahcum Ruangthong told News Corp Australia: “The sort of tourist that comes here to drink too much and take drugs are not the type that Thailand wants.”