Tourists throng Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province on Saturday night going back full-moon party of 2018. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)
SURAT THANI: Over 30,000 foreign tourists flocked to Hat Rin beach on Ko Phangan island of the southern province on Saturday night because of this year’s last Full Moon Party amid tight security.
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on Sunday when tourists converged at Hat Rin beach
The party started at 1am, some residing at guest and hotels houses on Ko Phangan among others arriving on speedboats from nearby Ko Samui island.
The tourists of varied nationalities from around the world quickly chock-full the two-kilometre stretch of beach bathed in beautiful lighting beneath the clear, blue sky with the entire moon the star of the show. On Sunday once the party was concluded without the unseemly incidents reported the festivities continued until 7am.
The last full-moon party of the entire year on Koh Phangan. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)
Before the party began, on Saturday at 9pm, deputy Surat Thani governor Suthipong Klai-udom and Ko Phangan district chief Krirkkrai Songthanee chaired a ceremony to deploy military and police personnel. alongside administrative officials, to launch security patrols to guarantee the last Full Moon Party of 2018 was free from unwanted incidents.
Security cameras were installed at many spots across the beach, at lodging facilities and at shops selling alcoholic drinks.