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Patong is now Phuket's biggest attraction

Patong Beach now calls itself 'Patong City', having dropped the word 'beach' to reflect the real character and main activities of this strange anomaly on a tropical island. While many people consider Patong over-developed, even those who stay at Phuket's quieter beaches make trips here to enjoy the flamboyant nightlife, dining and myriad shopping opportunities.
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Patong is by far the most densely packed, high-energy urban centre on Phuket. The satellite image below our beach map shows how intense development here has almost completely replaced the greenery of the original coconut plantation with concrete.
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Of more than 400 hotels and guesthouses in Patong only four qualify as true beachfront – due to a big and extremely busy road running right along the sands. By using these few, special hotels you can enjoy the best of both worlds; a beach on your front doorstep and the exciting fun of Patong's nightlife at the back door. Critically, these few beachfront hotels enjoy the pleasure of quiet nights, while most Patong hotels have to contend with the noise of traffic.
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As well as being Phuket's most famous beach, Patong is also the most controversial. People either love it or hate it. Many people have been fooled by the misleading advertising of Patong hotels pretending they are on the beach, when they aren’t, and many have gone away disappointed. If planning a Patong trip be sure you understand that this is an urban entertainment centre, not a peaceful beach escape. The beach now gets quite crowded by day, with lots of beach and water activities, so it is far from tranquil.
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Patong offers seemingly endless choices of lifestyle attractions; countless restaurants of many nationalities, shopping in street bazaars or modern malls, hotels from budget to luxury 5-star, entertainment in many forms, massage parlours offering all kinds of services, wild and flamboyant nightlife, beer bars in the hundreds plus Thai bar girls and outrageous lady boys soliciting business on the streets.
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Patong is not well suited for families however – unless the 'kids' are 19 and 20, and eager to immerse themselves into the bar scene. Those seeking a real family resort should look further north, the Kamala Beach or its northern neighbour, Bang Tao Beach. Also, check out this page that details the best family accommodations; Phuket's Top 10 Family-friend Beach Resorts.

Patong is not romantic in the normal sense, and couples seeking a beach hideaway will not find it here. Anyone looking for solitude on a quiet beach needs to check beaches further up Phuket's west coast, or look among the exceptionally peaceful spots along the island's east coast., or check this Phuket's Top 10 Most Romatnic Beach Resorts.

.The fact that Patong has the highest density of hotels and visitors of all the beaches on the island, all year, shows that countless thousands of people love this beach’s high-octane, active atmosphere and lifestyle attractions.
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Most visitors staying on Phuket's many other beaches come to Patong on at least one occasion during their stay for dining, shopping and entertainment. Patong's biggest attraction – and thus perhaps the single biggest attraction on all Phuket – is the evening stroll along the infamous bar and nightlife strip, Soi Bangla. Many of the strolling visitors are delivered here on organized tours, then just gawk and take photos in passing, without sitting for a drink or joining the fun. Used in this manner, Patong can add a little zest to almost everyone's visit to Phuket.
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The many travel guide pages in this site show details of the nightlife, shopping and lifestyle of Patong, as well as the attractions across the rest of Phuket island.
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by John Everingham
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Patong Beach is the active, pulsating heart of Phuket. Famed for its entertainment, nightlife dining, shopping & many lifestyle attractions. Video shows Patong Beach in high season when it throbs with activity.