Patong is known as the beach and town of Phuket’s west coast. It is a high tourist attraction in whole of Thailand. Many people visit Patong every year for its fun activities and entertainment. Here are a few reasons why you should make your next trip to there.
1. The Beach
The Patong beach stretches up to 3.5 kilometres. That is around 2.2 miles of white sand and clear blue sea. The beach is the main reason why thousands of tourists visit the place every year. Along this stretch you may find Freedom Beach, Paradise Beach and other mind blowing beaches. You can get involved in fun activities such as beach soccer, beach volleyball, snorkeling, sea kayaking etc. The beautiful coral reefs would surely catch your eye. Along the beach you can also find Patong restaurants, pubs, bars and even souvenir shops.
Patong is home to a large, fully air conditioned shopping mall known as Jungceylon. It features 200 shops selling a range of items from branded clothes, shoes, perfumes to electrical equipment, mobile phones, CDs etc. It also has a Big C supermarket, a 16 lane bowling alley and even a cinema. Foot rubs and facial massages are available too. This mall ideal for shopaholics as it can handle 45000 shoppers per day.
3. Fun games and activities
If you are a person open to adventure, the ‘Flying Hanuman’ will be the best experience. It is a zip line, 40 metres above the forest which will guarantee you a fine adrenaline rush. You will find 28 stages, two 3 spiral staircases, sky bridges, a sky rail and also a 20 min walk in the wilderness. The Tiger Kingdom is another attraction that will get you up close and personal with tigers. There are mini golf courses, race tracks and not to forget the sea activities as boat rides, scuba diving, jet skiing etc.
4. The food and nightlife
Patong will offer you their best cuisine, ranging from tasty street food to exquisite Patong restaurants. These can be found along the beach and even Bangla road, which is the main destination of nightlife. Bangla road’s action starts after sun set. It is filled with pubs, bars, night clubs, restaurants and of course, ground breaking music. It is the ultimate hub of parties and fun. However, this does not mean nightlife is only for the playful youth. There are family restaurants too ideal for families and couples.
5. The spas and nature
This place is known for its exclusive spas. You can feel relaxed, away from your busy work schedule. They will provide you with full body massages, foot rubs, facials, manicures and pedicures, hair oiling etc. For nature lovers, other than the beautiful beaches, you can visit Kathu waterfall. It is not a very tall waterfall but with a series of drop pools, where you can even take a dip and cool off.
Apart from these, there is the Kathu mining museum; showcasing the historical equipment used in mining, Wat Patong, which is a Buddhist temple with beautiful architecture. So, make a trip to Patong to experience the ultimate Thailand.