Patong: Beach Resort Town in Phuket
For those who are looking for lively and bustling city life when visiting Phuket, Patong is decidedly the place. Home to the world-famous Bangla Road and BanZaan Market, this thriving tourist mecca has everything you could need. With everything from five-star resorts, top-notch dental clinics, restaurants, bars, and back-alley shopping markets, it is easy to see why tourists from all around the world flock here.
Patong, Phuket, Thailand By day this energetic city is a shoppers heaven! You'll find tons of little markets and storefronts selling everything from bathing suits, replica handbags, and souvenirs as well as higher end stores trading in the Jungceylon shopping center. Happy families going about their days always fill the streets, while the infamous Tuk-Tuk drivers cart around looking for newcomers.
By night, though, Patong comes to a life of its own making and identity! Tourists and locals alike emerge from their abodes to indulge in the vibrant nightlife that this city has to offer. There are many clusters of bars and restaurants to party in, such as the Malin Plaza and many others. However, most come to Patong for the vivacious nightlife on Bangla Road. It's obvious why Bangla is so famous worldwide, with all the beer bars, go-go bars, and discotheques lining its sidewalks!
The Beach
While the shopping and nightlife are certainly the main selling points, there is something to be said for Patong Beach.
With its crescent-shaped white sandy beach, turquoise waves gently washing in from the Andaman, and tall shady palms lining the border of the beach road separating stress from pleasure, Patong Beach correctly reminds you why Phuket is Asia's number one tourist destination.