Phuket - Patong Beach
My first oversea trip with my D7000 !! It was a fun 4D3N accompanied by the hard working sun , blueish sky , greenish tree and the aqua clear water !
1st day - tailor made shirt
2nd day - Full day island hopping
3rd day - Getting to high ground and places of interest in Phuket.
4th day - Flew back to Singapore
About Phuket .
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island is approximately the size of Singapore. It is around 1400km or 1.5 hours flight away from Singapore.
About Patong Beach .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patong
View of Patong Beach, with Patong Tower Condominium.
Patong Beach (Thai หาดป่าตอง) refers to the beach and town on Phuket's west coast. It is the main tourist resort in Phuket, and contains an important center of Phuket's nightlife and inexpensive shopping. The beach became popular with Western tourists, especially Europeans, in the late 1980s. Numerous hotels are located there and the area has expanded into a large tourist mecca.
Patong Beach is famous for its nightlife and 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) beach that runs the entire length of Patong’s western side. Nightlife is centered on two main areas Bangla Road and 'Paradise Complex', with Bangla Road being predominantly straight and Paradise Complex gay. Both roads are lined with many bars, discotheques and go go bars. Prostitution in Thailand is illegal but tolerated as is the case with Patong Beach, especially on Bangla Road where there are many older Western men drinking with young Thai women and transvestites. Most discos in Patong charge a 100 baht admission fee but rather than being a cover charge, this is actually a drink minimum since you get a voucher and most clubs charge 100 baht for almost all drinks.
On December 26, 2004, Patong Beach along with many other areas along the western coast of Phuket and Thailand were struck by a tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. The wave caused a great deal of destruction to the waterfront of the beach and immediately inland and many people were killed. Patong was one of the worst affected areas of Phuket, although the destruction was not as bad as nearby Khao Lak. Patong has largely recovered since the tsunami.
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