This shocking photo shows the disgusting scene on Hadrin beach following a Full-Moon Party on Koh Phangan Island. The legendary all-night Full Moon Party ended with the beach covered in a sea of plastic rubbish left by those who took part.
This scene, reportedly taken on the island of Koh Pha-Ngan, will perhaps shame many of the wealthy westerners who took part in the event, which is mostly attended by tourists. The rubbish was apparently left for locals to clean up.
The picture has gone viral after being shared on the internet by ‘Ocean Defender‘, who described the scene.
“The saddest part about this picture is the fact that the great majority of the people attending these types of “parties” are people from developed countries, tourists with out consciousness. Don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution!”
This message was backed by Thai resident Panutcha Bunnag, who said: “Real full moon is you sip the cool beer sitting and watching the beauty light of the full moon at the beach. What’s fun in dancing, drinking, using drug, naked, sex, puke, unconscious till morning and left the shit behind?”
Hundreds of westerners attend Full Moon Parties since the first official one was held in 1985. Many such parties are held throughout Thailand every full moon evening. But the biggest is still held in Koh Phangan and regularly attract a crowd of about 5,000 – 30.000 every full moon evening. The party carries on until sunrise the following day.
Full Moon Party is a mainstay for backpackers from the UK and many other countries who visit Thailand, but has attracted criticism from some for the litter that is left on the beach and the noise and disruption for some locals.
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