The city of Patong has been built up between the world-famous Patong Beach and the mountains behind and has abundant products and services available for all ages and inclinations. The four kilometer long Patong Beach is a great place for you enjoy walking, sun-bathing, swimming and other aquatic activites. Recently, major efforts to clean up the beach have been initiated by the new government, and are on-going. These include the removal of illegal businesses which were encroaching on the public space and beautification of the parks between the sand and the beach road. This will help to ensure that even with the on-going development of plentiful new hotels and businesses, the beach will remain a perfect place to go to connect wtih the beautiful tropical nature – sun, sand, swimming, snorkeling, or a simple stroll enjoying the sunset into the ocean – all without having to leave town.
With the hundreds of shop, hotels, restaurants, night-life venues, tour operators, and a wide range of othe business, Patong city is an excellent choice for you if you enjoy being close to the action and having all the amenities at your disposal within a short walk or drive. Both local cuisine and flavours from around the world will tantalize your palate. The variety here is certainly enough to ensure you will always have enough to keep you stimulated whenever you need in, and if you prefer a quiet neighborhood for sleeping, there are many quiet side streets to where you can escape to take rest.
The variety of entertainment options in Patong is very diverse including live music, Thai Boxing, cabaret shows, discos, go-go bars, and much more. If you are one who likes to go out at night, the lively Bangla Road, is certain to be an experience worth your while, at the very least for the unique experience of walking down from Jung Ceylon to the beach with all the party-goers and sigh-seers in abundance, as well as all the service providers flashing their wares. Jung Ceylon is the place to go if you want to go out to the Cinema, and you can see prices and schedules and even book your tickets online. With a little research you will be having a great time during your stay here in Phuket, no matter what your particular tastes are.
Being centrally located on the west coast of Phuket Island, Patong is a great place to be based during your stay on the island of Phuket, as it provides for easy access to all other areas of the island, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the city’s convenience, while still being able to easily escape to the quieter spots on the Island. The famous beaches to the north include Kamala Beach, Laem Singh Beach, Surin Beach, Bangtao Beach, Layan Beach, Nai Thon Beach, Nai Yang Beach and Mai Khao Beach. To south you find many other pristine beaches including; Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach, Nuy Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Rawaii Beach. There are many beautiful places to visit in Kathu as well, including the Bang Wad Reservoir, the Phuket Mining Museum, the Kathu Waterfall.
Overall Phuket is a very convenient place to live for a large variety of different life-styles with visitors from all over the planet. There is something for everyone here. It is also a generally safe place to live where the locals are very welcoming and the communities are generally very accepting of foreign visitors. Foreign is likely the word signified by “Farang” which is the Thai term for white person. That or French due to the Thai word for french is Farangsait. At any rate if you hear it, it is usually said in a very friendly way, often by children who are curious and eager to communicate. Be respectful of others in Thailand to ensure you will receive a most loving connection with the citizens of Thailand.