Full Moon Party Thailand | 2023 Guide

The original Full Moon Party Koh Phangan in Thailand is the perfect Thailand moon night that attract thousands of backpackers and curious travellers to Thailand’s white beach island of Koh Phang Ngan in Southern Thailand. Find the upcoming dates for the full-moon party in Thailand in 2023.

It is the perfect mix between the deep-blue Andaman Sea, white beaches, and great party music. Add onto this lots of travellers and locals who are dancing and relaxing on the beach and in the bars, and your perfect festival picture is complete.

Organisers copied the party several times worldwide, but they have yet to succeed in providing attendees with the same experience that Thailand is all about and offers the best; surrounding, atmosphere and people. 

The Thailand full moon is a melting pot of cultures you can’t find in the way you will see here. It would be best if you visited Thailand and the Full Moon Party to experience the unique feeling of people united, honouring the full moon Thailand party in Southern Thailand as Thailand’s deepest-rooted music festival. 

Walking over the beach, picture travellers and locals happily dancing the night away, jumping on the bass and drinking before passing out on the beach or in one of the resorts that Koh Phangan counts. Imagine a party where culture is perfectly mixed with the deep-blue Andaman ocean, pearl-white beaches, tropical palm trees, and a breeze that matches the beats of the party music.

The evening under the stars and the dark sky is long. Worthy enough for travellers to arrive with speed boats from Koh Samui and the mainland from Donsak and to join this full-moon Thailand celebration. It sounds like the perfect dream of the Thai-friendly life, and where meeting new friends while sipping a cold beer is no exception.

Unfortunately, the Full Moon Party in Thailand has gone from exciting highs into deep downs. Drugs use overshadowed the festival of bigger-than-life excitement for the youth. Thailand has a strict policy when it comes to the use of drugs, and it can cost you life-long prison time. If you need to get high, drink and dance instead of using party drugs. That keeps you out of trouble.


Thailand Full Moon Party Koh Phangan 2023 Dates on Thailand Event Guide


How to get to Full Moon Thailand Koh Phangan

In the most costly way, travel to Koh Phang Ngan by bus, departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. The bus ride will take approximately ten hours to Don Sak, a small fishing village on the mainland’s coastline. 

What can you find in Donsak?

With more resorts available at a cheap room rate, it is a plan to stay overnight there before moving to Koh Samui. Don Sak has not much to offer. However, there are picturesque hidden treasures to find. One of these treasures is the temple in Donsak, which provides a stunning view of the mainland, the sea and the islands. The people who live in Donsak are primarily fishermen, one of the poorest places in Thailand. By visiting the village and buying some merchandise, you will help the local community and bring a smile to these people’s faces. 

If you love seafood, find a place to eat as Donsak village is the place for fresh fish directly from the sea to the table. 

Ferries to Koh Samui and to Koh Phangan

Ferry operators in Donsak go to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Another choice is the speed boat. The are three companies operating ferry services from Donsak to Koh Samui. The Seatran and Raja Ferry companies use car ferries. Both piers are close to each other. If you miss the ferry, move to a different port as quickly as possible. You might catch the ferry there.

Full Moon Party Koh Phangan Thailand 2023 Dates on Thailand Event Guide


Full Moon Party Thailand

The Full Moon Party Koh Phangan is Thailand’s first outdoor music festival which kicked off with some friends who celebrated the full-moon party with a couple of beers in laidback mode. Times have changed, and nowadays, the Full Moon Party attracts 10-30,000 people per moon night.


Full Moon Party Thailand Dates 2023

The Full Moon Party Thailand 2023 dates are always scheduled well in advance. You can book your trip with peace of mind and know that the date is correct.:

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Friday, May 4, 2023
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023
  • Sunday, July 2, 2023
  • Thursday, August 3, 2023
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • September 29, 2023
  • Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Monday, October 30, 2023
  • Monday, November 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2023
  • Sunday, December 31, 2023


 Be sure to book in advance to ensure a place to sleep during this moon night, as the Full Moon Party Koh Phangan can be quickly fully booked. Click here to get your resort in place.