Beach and Patong in Phuket
- the quality of the beach
- suitability for bathing
- protection from waves
security for children in water
- entertainment and nightlife
Patong (Patong) , translated from Thai means "Banana forest". It is located on the West coast of the island 22 km from the airport and 10 kilometers from the island's capital Phuket town (Patong on the island map). The length of the area and the beach – 4 kilometers.
Patong beach (Patong Beach) is the most popular, the largest and most developed beach and tourist area of Phuket. It is so developed and noisy that it can be safely put on the second place in maturity and popularity in the country after the entertainment center of Thailand – Pattaya. Yes, as in Pattaya, there are plenty of adult entertainment: Go-Go bars, show, show of transvestites, gay bars, strip clubs, brothels and everything else that you want like the story of two sex-tourist. All night and night life centred along the main party street Bangla Road. Closer you stay, the more fun it will be. Like Walking Street in Pattaya, on the street, even just enough to walk and to stare, and it already is for many fun and entertainment. There is always something going on: what are the street performers, the show touts from the nearby bars and night clubs, then suddenly there is a procession of men in skirts, etc. But in other parts of Patong beach is also quite fun, just more modest scale.
Patong beach has everything that you want tourist infrastructure is developed at 100%. At every step there are shops, banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, rent a motorbike and cars. Here is the immigration Bureau of Phuket. Objectively we can say that although the capital of the island and is considered the city of Phuket town, and Patong is the most developed place of the island.
Day, apart from relaxing on the beach, you can go shopping in one of the many shopping centres, go on island tours, massage or Spa salons. Closer to the evening open their doors and begin to work evening markets and shops. The fun and debauchery begin to bubble up. With the power to Patong you will never have any problems. There are plenty of minimarkets 7/11 and Family Mart major supermarkets Big C, Tesco, with food courts, street food courts, and cafes for the locals, stalls, cafes and restaurants. Find something you can eat at every step.
As for the quality of the beaches, the situation here is ambiguous. You can often hear that Patong beach vacation should not go at all. But in fact the beach here is not so bad, and most are not too sophisticated and demanding tourists perfect. The entire length of the beach about 4 kilometers, and on the North it gradually becomes somewhat more quiet and clean Kalim beach. The beach has everything: beds, any water activities, food stalls. What is really bad, all along the beach there is a road (but it happened on most of Phuket's beaches), and almost no hotels on the first line, everywhere have to cross the road to get to the beach. In some places the road is so close to the water, lying on a sun lounger you'll ingest exhaust fumes and dust from passing vehicles, and this is really a big minus Patong.
To get to Patong from the airport by taxi from 900 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate). Also this route can be done on local transport, but will have to get a transfer to Phuket town. To do this, take the airport bus for 100 baht to the old bus station (timetable here http://www.airportbusphuket.com), and the old bus station take the local bus to Patong for 30 baht. But on the whole route you will take at least two and a half hours. Keep in mind that the buses from Phuket town although only until 18:00. Read more about stations of Phuket, and how to transplant here.
To get to Patong from the new Phuket bus station, where people come to all the coaches, in a similar way - with a change in the city. It is possible to first drive the old bus terminal by taxi for 10 baht, or drive immediately to the Songteo to Parking a taxi in the centre of Phuket town for 20 baht.
Hotels in Patong. Patong is the best place on the island for budget travelers, if not to take into account Phuket town where hotel prices even lower, but to do there the tourists have absolutely nothing. Here is concentrated the most inexpensive hotels and guesthouses of the island, prices start from 500 baht for air-conditioned room for two even in the heart of the district, near Bangla Road. Find cheap accommodation place on arrival will not be easy, and the search for better to start closer to the center of the district. Note that the prices are highly subject to seasonality, and high season from December to February and in April (during the Thai new year), they rise almost twice. And again, that there are no hotels on the first line, all of them are across the road from the beach.
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Summing up, about Patong. This is the best place in Phuket for young people and backpackers looking for a party all night and hungry for sexual entertainment. Bangla Road is perhaps the most happening street in Thailand after the Walking Street Pattaya, and maybe even her anything and not inferior. While Patong is the most developed area with lots of shopping centers, massage parlors, travel agencies. The beach here is not the best, but for those who have no moral issue with "perfect bounty beach", perfect. Hotels on Patong the most affordable of all the resorts on the island, and there are plenty of them. In General, if in doubt about where to go in Phuket and the perfect beach for you in the first place, feel free to choose from the pool.
Photos Of Patong
- Patong Beach
- Patong Beach
- Views of Patong beach in the evening
- Entrance on Bangla Road
- And the fun here is in full swing
- The "highlights" on Bangla Road
- And this is the "Highlight" of large calibre
- And indeed men in skirts here enough
- "Carrots on duty"
- There are some of our...
- And do not all secretly stroinski and beauty
- And Bangla different ideas...
- And artists
And such here the road signs...
and in it all essence of Patong
- That's who sells excursions
- And this Patong day
- No sign of evening fun