Patong Beach – the most popular beach in Phuket!
The most famous beach resort in Thailand is obviously Phuket. My former English teacher thought Phuket was one of the countries located somewhere in Southeast Asia. On the other hand, my current teacher also thinks Chiang Mai is a country near China. Even though I told her many times that it is in Thailand, she can not remember. Well, I have to stop writing unnecessary things. Nevertheless, she is an excellent English teacher. Anyway, I think it means that Phuket is even known by people who don’t have much interest in Thailand, like my teachers. Phuket is therefore such a well-known beach resort.
But actually, I’ve been to the beaches there only once. After I went to Ko Phi Phi and I wanted to go to Ranon, I stopped by Phuket Town a few times, but I would never go to its beaches because I didn’t have any interest in beach resorts. At that time, I was traveling without spending money as much as possible, so it’s better to say that I couldn’t afford to stay at beach resorts. But recently, I can travel one week at most, so I can spend more money than before. That’s why I wanted to go to Phuket’s beaches in 2009.
It was my first visit to Phuket’s beaches, so I decided to go to the most popular beach. According to my experience, I knew that if I choose popular places, I wouldn’t be disappointed. Because popular places are definitely popular for a reason. I also thought there must be something interesting!
What I thought was correct. Paton Beach wasn’t very beautiful. The water at the beach wasn’t clear too. I thought it was just a little bit more beautiful than Pattaya. On top of that, there were many people. A large number of umbrellas were lined up on the beach like I had never seen before. But the beach was very wide and long, so it wasn’t crowded. That space also made the sunset significantly more beautiful, much better than Pattaya. In addition to that, the night life was really fun. There were a lot of restaurants, bars and massage shops.
Those were the true sights of a beach resort for me. I think that kind of atmosphere is a reason for Paton Beach’s popularity. Overall, I had a good time at Paton Beach too. Everything is more expensive there than the town area, though.
These are pictures of Paton Beach that I took in 2009. The sunset on this beach is really beautiful as I mentioned above, but I’ll show pictures of day time first. I think these are probably boring. I myself find it boring to look at them too (LOL). That’s my own humble opinion.