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Patong Beach on Phuket
With an ideal proportion of natural beauty and modern entertainment venues, Patong has become the number one beach resort on Phuket. Patong is a perfect place to play and party as well as for relaxing. This destination can be quite crowded with its steaming hot streets, chaotic atmosphere and neon lights all over the place, it might be e bit overwhelming for new visitors, but once you get used to it you’ll see that it’s actually part of Patong attractions.
The bustling nightlife in this beach town is centered around Bangla Road (Soi Bangla). Here you can find hundreds of nightclubs, Go Go Bars, beer bars and restaurants. So whether you’re looking for a peaceful beach with beautiful scenery and lots of challenging activities or a vibrant nightlife, or both, then Patong Beach is a place you must visit.
Attractions in Patong
Patong is a bustling beach town, and when you’re visiting this place for the first time, it might be difficult to decide what to do first. Besides its soft sandy cove, there are so many other things and areas to explore in Patong. Below are some of its main attractions:
Freedom Beach – With 300m long strip of white sands, granite rocks and beautiful hills surrounding it, Freedom Beach is like a gem on the west coast of Phuket. This beach is usually seen as an exclusive area, but actually it’s only because of it’s quite challenging access.
Paradise Beach – This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. The area is quite small, but it’s a perfect place to swim all year round, the water is clear and calm. Besides swimming, other activities on this beach include body boarding, kayaking, snorkeling and many more.
Kalim Beach – This beach is popular because it still has the local Thai touch. It’s great for swimming and snorkeling. There is also a popular small street food market where you can find Thai ice cream, roti, noodle soup, mataba and many more.
Bangla Road – This area comes to live when the night comes, it’s where you can find a lot of different nightlife venues with all kinds of entertainment that you can think of.
Flying Hanuman – Located in Kathu, It’s a 40 meters high flying fox above a jungle. This is a great way to enjoy the jungle, even non adrenaline junkies will love this ride.
Tiger Kingdom – This is a fairly new attraction in Patong. Tiger Kingdom is a facility where you have a chance to get close and personal with Indochinese tigers that have been raised in captivity since birth.
Kathu Mining Museum – Also located in Kathu, this museum is displaying tin mine models, recreated scene in an opium den, and many more.
Wat Suwan Khiri Wong – This is the center of local Thai Buddhism. It has a beautiful structure and you can also observe the activity of the monks.
Kathu Waterfall – It features a series of drop pools in a beautiful environment. You can also climb to the top, but the journey is quite challenging.
As the top destination in Phuket, Patong has all kinds of facilities for visitors, including lots of great accommodations, from budget hotels to five stars. Some of the best Patong hotels include the Amari Phuket, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Millenium Resort Patong Phuket, Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, Sleep With Me Hotel, Grand Mercure Phuket Patong, Deevana Patong Resort and many more.