Great news came last night for Koh Phangan's hopeful Full Moon Party revelers as the Thailand's current military leadership gave the go-ahead for the lifting of the curfew for Phangan's biggest monthly beach party night.
Let the Full Moon Party Go On
The military command center in Surat Thani said in an announcement that following a "thorough questioning" it did not see that such a gathering, although large in volume and very wild, was in any way connected to the political situation. Therefore, owing to its significant affect on Phangan's monthly tourism revenue, the show could go on! Tourist Relief - Ferry Booking Increases
The announcement almost immediately sparked large numbers of backpackers and young partyers to get onto sites such as FerrySamui.com
to grab seats on ferries in time for the 9-13 June club-style outdoor beach extravaganza. We understand, however, that as of today the rest of Koh Phangan will remain under curfew conditions from 12am-4am till further notice. More Curfew Lifting to Come?
Just two days earlier, with a keen understanding of the national need to assure international tourists, curfews were lifted completely in Phuket, Koh Samui, and Pattaya, with many of Thailand's tourism associations pressing hard for greater relaxed conditions in other makor destinations such as Koh Tao, some of the Andaman islands and places such as Hua Hin and Chaing Mai. It is widely assumed that, had such curfews have been in effect in a peak season month, that many bars and clubs would have suffered to the point of ruin. Thankfully, with some major international holiday seasons approaching, the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao can look forward with greater optimism. Best Price Guarantees on Ferry Samui
Aware of the need for a massive dose of good news, our team at Ferry Samui have worked hard to create best-ever discounts for ferry trips to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi and other tourism hotspots. We're aware that things will be a little more calm than usual, but these places are amazing, beautiful, and natural, and they are still amazing even if there's a curfew on. Just think, bed early means up early, and folks - you have to see the Koh Phangan sunrise!
Keeping you posted,