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Receive press releases from By Email RSS Feeds: Visitors head to Thailand for Chinese Mooncake Festival on 12 September 2011 is pleased to announce that the Chinese Mooncake (Chung Chiu) Festival in Thailand will take place on 12th September 2011.

Chaweng Beach, Thailand, August 12, 2011 --( This occasion, which is better known in the West as the Autumn Equinox, is the date when the length of the day is equal to the length of the night. The Chinese Mooncake Festival is named after the traditional moon shaped cakes baked by the Chinese, called ‘yheu ping’ cakes. The cake is filled with delicious ingredients including sesame seeds, ground lotus seeds and duck eggs.

In Thailand, the festival is celebrated across the country including at Chaweng Beach on Samui Island, where a huge beach party marks the occasion. Tourists started this tradition of all night moon festival beach parties across the island, and some of these parties are now attended by up to 30,000 visitors.

Visitors to Chaweng Beach wishing to take part in the festivities will find many cheap Chaweng Beach hotels in the area in which to recuperate after the festivities have ended – usually sometime after dawn. The music at these parties has been described as ‘ear splitting,’ but also great fun. Chaweng Beach is also the perfect destination for those with the energy and stamina who want to sit and see the sunrise on this auspicious date.

As well as parties on the beach, the traveller can also visit the many local bars and clubs; all bars in Samui close at 2:00 am and this seems to be the time when most people head for the Chinese Mooncake Festival beach parties. As well as Chaweng Beach, parties are also held on Kho Phangan, and are highly rated by dance enthusiasts the world over.


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