What is a good party to go to in Koh Phangan?

Reader’s E-mail:

I have been to the full Moon Party and thought it was a bit cr*p. Can you suggest a better party to go to on Koh Phangan?

Reply from Thailand Info

If you want something a bit different to the Full Moon Party, then try the Half Moon Festival.

Half Moon Festival

This is more like a rave in the Jungle. It a smaller party will an entrance fee of 1,000 THB. About 2,000 to 3,000 people go each time depending on the season. It starts around 20.00 and goes on normally until o5.00 the next morning.


They play trance mostly.


Lots of lights, fluorescent paint, and proper DJs. There is a bar on site, big dance floor and lots of seating.

Party Dates

The Half Moon Festival happens twice a month about a week before, and a week after, the Full Moon Party. The 2018 party dates are:

  • January 9, 24
  • February 9, 23
  • March 9, 24
  • April 8, 22
  • May 8, 22
  • June 6, 20
  • July 6, 20
  • August 4, 18
  • September 4, 18
  • October 2, 17
  • November 1, 15
  • December 15, 29
Getting There

It is located near the turning on the Baantai Road going up to Thong Nai Pan. There is a 7-Eleven on the corner. Its about a kilometre to walk from the junction, past the temple (Wat Pho) and then it is a sign posted turning into the jungle on your left.

Location of the Half Moon Festival

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