Things to Do in Patong
Patong beach highlights a gorgeous stretch of white sand that meets turquoise water. Stroll down the beach with the better half whilst feeling a breath of fresh air. Don’t go over the weekend to avoid the masses.
Bangla Walking Street
No visit to Phuket is complete without seeing Patong’s liveliest party zone. Famous for its raunchy nightlife,who come here is Bangla Walking Street, and for good reason. A pedestrianised road, full to the brim with beer bars, go-go bars and nightclubs, Bangla is the top spot on the island for letting loose and having a night out on the town. Whether it’s enjoying a beer in the infamous Tiger Disco or enjoying a famous DJ performing in Illuzion nightclub, Bangla caters to all tastes, and you’re sure to have a night to remember here.
Visit the beaches
One thing Phuket isn’t short on is beaches, and some of the best can be found right in Patong. While Patong Beach itself isn’t the best looking, it’s still a long strip of soft sand and blue seas that’s popular throughout the day because of its range of activities, from daytime water sports to the nightly beach parties; the area still ticks the boxes for many people. For a gorgeous beach, look no further than Freedom Beach.
Patong is a great place to indulge in retail therapy. Located towards the top of Bangla Walking Street is Jungceylon, a shopping complex with a number of international and local stores,The two main stores in the complex are Robinson – a gleaming well-lit upper end department store, and Big C supermarket. The 200-plus other stores in this shopping heaven sell brand-name clothes, spectacles, sunglasses, cosmetics and perfumes, shoes, DVDs, computer games, tons of mobile phones and accessories, electrical goods but it is also a great entertainment haven with a SF Cinema.
Muay Thai Fight
Famous for its brutality, Muay Thai has become a popular martial art around the world. As the name suggests, it started out in Thailand and there is no better place to see it done well in regular bouts than in its home country. Patong has two stadiums – Patong Boxing Stadium and Bangla Boxing Stadium – but the former is considered the more ‘real’. It is not so much about the show and more about champions of their craft going head-to-head at the centre of a lively and excited crowd.