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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (73 Reviews)
- Patong BeachJan 01, 2014
I've heard very mixed things about Phuket and especially patong beach. I heard its very touristy, very seedy, and also very fun. It's definitely all of those things, especially seedy. But it's right in the middle of all the action and if you like to party you definitely need to check out bangla road. Not the nicest beach but it's right in the middle of everything so very easy to get around to other beaches if u want a nicer beach during the day.
- Patong BeachMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersJan 15, 2014
Patong's Bangla Road is one part cabaret, one part circus and all around big time debauchery. The go-go bars, massage parlors, discos, cover bands, bar girls and ladyboys will make your head spin so fast you'll think you got hit with a roundhouse kick from a Muay Thai fighter. The roads around this area close when the sun goes down and the nightlife doesn't let up till the sun comes back up again.
- Patong BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 24, 2013
This is a very touristy beach, but still nice nonetheless. At least you know there will be plenty of activity going on! You can find a bunch of restaurants, spas, and bars for the full range of experiences. They also have opportunities to catch the wind and parasail from land. If you like critters, you can dig around and find some clams and other fun sea creatures!
- Patong BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Patong beach is the most popular beach to stay on Phuket island. Many tourists flock to this beach since it faces the Andeman Sea. Other side of Phuket island is the Phuket town itself.
- Patong BeachJul 05, 2012
If you are on Phuket and want your crazy-Thailand-night experience, head to Patong. A street full of clubs beckoning in all foreigners to dance and drink and dance some more until the wee hours of the morning. Get a little hot? Just head to the beach for a midnight swim then head back to the clubs.
- Patong BeachJul 05, 2012
Not a fan at all. All those travel agents at home with the pictures of paradise lie. This is a place full of tourists and big white men with little Thai girlfriends and wives. It is a place where package tourists get Thai massages at high prices on the beach. With horrible bars. It is over-developed far beyond the paradise it once was.