Patong Beach

Patong Beach

Where : Approximately 15 kilometers from Phuket city

Category : Travel / Attractions

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Hilight :

• A wide range of accommodations and shopping arcades, providing with magnificent leisure activities and energetic night-time entertainment
• A picture perfect postcard view of a 3-kilometer long white sandy beach
• Gastronomical delights for seafood lovers

Activity :

Swim, laze, and enjoy challenging water sports, such as jet skiing, windsurfing, sailing, and parasailing

 

How to go :

By air: Take daily direct flights between Bangkok and Phuket, with traveling time only 1.20 hours

 

What / Why :

Patong Beach refers to a beach on Phuket's west coast, and to the town adjoining it. It is the main tourist resort in Phuket. It also contains an important center of Phuket's nightlife and is the center of inexpensive shopping on the island. The beach became popular with Western tourists, especially Europeans, in the late 1980s. Numerous large hotels and chain hotels are located there.

Patong Beach is as equally famous for its nightlife as also the 3.5-kilometer beach that runs the entire length of Patong’s western side. Nightlife is centered on two main areas Bangla Road and 'Paradise Complex', with Bangla Road being predominantly straight and Paradise Complex being predominantly gay. Both roads are lined with many themed bars, discotheques, and go go bars. Prostitution in Thailand is illegal but tolerated as is the case with Patong Beach, especially on Bangla Road where there are many older Western men drinking with much younger Thai women and transvestites. Most discos in Patong charge a 100 baht admission fee but rather than being a cover charge, this is actually a drink minimum since you get a voucher and most clubs charge 100 baht for almost all drinks.

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Author :

It is the most developed, most vibrant, most visited beach of Phuket that never fails to impress visitors.

Accommodations : Patong is a fairly large town that has hundreds of hotels catering for every budget and taste: Here's a guide to help you decide where to stay and to help you make an informed choice of hotel, the lowdown on locations and recommendations of good hotels.

Patong Beach is divided into three areas: Hotels on the Beach Road are usually more expensive and only a few have direct beach access. You will have to cross the street to access the beach from most other hotels. Rat U Thit, the middle street, is rather busy but offers some good hotel bargains. Nanai Road, located to the back of the town next to Patong Hill, is more budget and features mostly guesthouses.

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