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Famous as the birthplace of Thailand’s original Full Moon Party, the island has developed a unique nightlife scene. Many visitors to Koh Phangan will only experience the full moon and miss the island’s other party possibilities. Across any night of the year, Koh Phangan can be hosting a number of parties that cater to all tastes, from deep house and trance festivals such as the Half Moon Jungle parties to small off-the-radar hippie style gatherings, known only to the locals.
There a lot of buckets in Koh Phangan. The Thai classic has to be SangSom. Confusingly it’s often sold as “Thai whiskey” but is actually rum, distilled from sugarcane. SangSom is the main component of Thailand’s notorious “buckets of alcohol.”
Beer is big in Thailand. The biggest local brands are Chang, Leo, and Sighna. Red Bull’s roots are also in Thailand but note the original/local version is not carbonated (no fizz or bubbles).