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Ko Phangan, full-moon party queen

Author Richard Summers
Mon 3 Sep 12
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Koh Phangan 28

Ko Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in South East Thailand, and located in Surat Thani Province. It is famous for its full moon party at Haad Rin Beach and as a backpackers destination. Ko Pha Ngan has two sister islands: the larger Ko Samui to the south and the smaller Ko Tao to the north.
Ko Pha Ngan featured prominently in Alex Garland's 1996 novel The Beach and is also mentioned in the 2006 song Magick by the new rave band Klaxons'.

The world renowned Full Moon Party is a monthly dance music festival set on Haad Rin Nok Beach scheduled every month at full moon. The event primarily features electronic music and attracts anywhere from 10,000 party-goers on a normal month and up to 25,000 in high season (December to March). Recently steps have been taken to make Ko Pha Ngan into a more family-friendly tourist destination, promoting the Island's wealth of natural attractions.

The song "Vision in Blue" on the album The Golden Ratio by Ace of Base mentions Ko Pha Ngan. Dj & Producer Ashley Wallbridge titled his 2012 song "Kopanang", an anglicized version of Ko Pha Ngan. 

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Richard Summers :: Mon 3 Sep 12 14:48 ::
Bratty Koh Phangan is probably better known as an island of the full moon party. Thai and foreign tourists to the country as a young and very drunk. A person who is gay night and leave. Party will be held at regular intervals on Haad Rin beach on the southern tip of the island. But, Koh Phangan, known not only for “Full Moon Party”.

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