Patong is the most popular and well-developed beach on Phuket Island. Recognized as one of the world’s Top 10 diving sites, Phuket is now Thailand’s most important tourist destination, offering a variety of beaches, attractions and exciting nightlife. Patong Beach is a beach on Phuket’s west coast. It is the main tourist resort in Phuket and contains the centre of Phuket’s nightlife and cheap 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 in Patong.
Patong Beach is maybe more famous for its nightlife than the 2-kilometer beach that runs the entire length of Patong. Nightlife is centred on two main areas which are Bangla Road and Paradise Complex. Bangla Road is predominantly straight and Paradise Complex is mostly gay. However, much mixing of the two scenes occurs due to Phuket Island’s tolerant nature. Read more: Indochina tours
Especially, Patong’s pulsating nightlife never fails to attract curious visitors every evening. Like a magnet, it is hard to resist a wander down Soi Bangla, which is the heart of bar scene where girls, neon lights and loud music will completely get your attention. There are over a hundred bars ranging from beer bars, Go-Go bars, night clubs, pubs. One of the most popular discos in Patong Beach is Banana Disco. It is opened in 1993 and located right on Patong’s beachfront, it has an outdoor bar area directly in front of the air-conditioned disco and this area usually has a live band until midnight, which makes it become an ideal venue to sip a cocktail before getting up close and personal inside. In spite of the crowds, Banana Disco rarely has any trouble. Mainly thanks to the efficient bar staffs and strict ID policy that keeps the young out. Furthermore, there is even a metal detector at the entrance. Read more: tours in Thailand
If you have the opportunity to come Patong Beach, you will be impressed by a place which is lit up like Las Vegas. Patong is hopping every night of the week. In here, shops and restaurants stay open late, and there is the never-ending choice of bars, clubs, karaoke lounges, cabaret, massage parlours, go-go bars, discos and various kinds of shows, etc. We make sure that it will be a wonderful experience in your life.
The Indochina Voyages team.