Patong is the main destination for tourists on the island of Phuket and offers a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors. Here we have highlighted some of the popular things to see and do during your stay.
This famous walking street comes alive at night with girl bars, bright lights and pumping music. Stroll down the main drag and you could come across flamboyant cabaret girls, pole dancers and magicians as well as numerous bars and nightclubs where you can dance into the night.
Muay Thai Boxing
There are several Muay Thai Boxing stadiums in Patong where daily fight nights take place offering visitors the opportunity to see this exciting national sport from the ring side. For those interesting in trying the combat sport can also sign up for training at many of the Muay Thai boxing gyms.
Viewpoints / Beaches
Patong is centrally located on the west coast of Phuket and within easy reach of popular beaches including Surin, Kata and Karon. Promthep Cape and Karon Viewpoint in the south are both stunning locations that have been photographed by thousands and well worth a visit.
There are all kinds of activities available in and around Patong such as ATV, shooting, bungy jumping, go-karting and laser combat that can all be accessed within 10 minutes drive.
Wat Chalong and Big Buddha are two of the most revered temples in Phuket situated within 15 minutes drive from Patong. In addition Phuket Old Town is the historic and cultural centre of the island where the regenerated streets offer visitors a glimpse of life a century ago during the tin mining boom. Explore the colonial mansions and Sino-Portuguese shop houses all just 20 minutes away.
Take a boat trip to one of the many gorgeous tropical islands surrounding Phuket including Phi Phi Island made famous from the movie ‘The Beach’ and Phang Nga Bay featured in James Bond’s ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. Racha Islands, Similan Islands, Kai Island and many more are waiting to be discovered for a day of sightseeing, swimming and snorkelling.