|Location||875 kilometers south of capital Bangkok|
|Accessibility||Through Bangkok and Phuket|
|Average Temperature||240C to 320C|
Why To Visit » Long white sandy beaches facing the blue Andman sea
» Famous worldwide for diving
» Some of the best shopping in the world
» Romping nightlife, thrilling adventure, fabulous dining
Gifted with exquisite natural beauty, Patong is among the loveliest places in Thailand. Prominent attractions of the paradise are as follows:
Long milky white beach circles a bay fringed with greenery. You can enjoy yourself to the hilt amidst the picturesque surroundings.
When you get tired of these activities, just stretch your legs and sip fresh coconut. Lay down under the shade of tree and have a pedicure or a massage.
Adventure and Water Sports
Patong is a paradise for adventure tourists. The place offers you an array of adventure activities like parasailing, scuba diving, jet skis, bungee jumping, etc. which can pump adrenalin in your body.
Swimming is very popular in Patong, for the beach is counted among the safe beaches. The sea is calm and inviting between November to March. During August, September and October, seasonal changes make a small surf which is ideal for sports like body surfing and boogie boarding.
Snorkelling is also popular among tourists. Moving around the small caves and offshore reefs in Patong Bay is an experience with difference. Sports like sailing and windsurfing are also enjoyed by the visitors.
Spa and Massage
Every version of massage treatment is available in Patong. In beach area, you can experience soothing massage. Although the masseurs are not well trained, it is an inexpensive and relaxing experience.
Spa, Swedish massage, Sports massage, sauna, steam and herbal baths and various local herbal beauty treatments can be enjoyed in Patong. Needless to say, for Patong visitors, spa and massage experience is must.
More beaches are located in neighboorhood of Patong. More prominent among them are given below:
Kalim Beach is actually a continuation of Patong. Located around rocky land, the place is much more peaceful, though less developed, than it's more acclaimed sister. At low tide, the beach unveils a coral reef, a regular haunt of locals searching for shellfish. Few restaurants are located along the rocks overlooking Patong Bay.
Long powdery Karon Beach stretches magnificently with trees standing tall over the rolling sand-dunes. The placid clean sea water is regarded good for swimming and sunbathing.
Kata Beach is ideal for the vacation seekers looking for peaceful surroundings with a bright sun, calm sea, white sun and a colorful underwater world. The beach is good for snorkelling too.
Patong locals welcome every high season with fanfare. Normally celebrated at the beginning of November, the festival involves an array of activities like sports events, beauty contests, stage shows and parades. Street stalls are set up and people have of food and drink.
Tourists can join the carnival and enjoy their Patong experience to the fullest.
|Dry||December to March|
|Transitional||April to May|
|Rainy||May to December|
How To Reach
Means of reaching Patong are mentioned below:
Nearest international airport is Phuket. However, it is a trend among tourists to reach via Bangkok.
Trains operate till Surat Thani. Then you have to take a local bus or rent a vehicle to reach Patong.
Buses are available from Phuket and Bangkok. You can also move on rented car/taxi.
Cruise ships arrive regularly at Patong during tourist season.
Accommodation & Dining
» Budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation easily available.
» Street food never stops tempting the tourists.
» Thai and international cuisine easily available.