12 Best Things To Do in Patong

Most Popular Attractions in Patong Beach

Patong Beach is the most popular destination in Phuket Island. The resort town is mostly renowned for its three-kilometre long beach and for its tremendous and hectic nightlife, but there are also a good number of natural and manmade attractions and sites that add to Patong’s appeal.

Discover our Top 10 Attractions in (and near) Patong Beach, from its infamous nightlife’s heart – Bangla Road, to its attractive and secluded beaches – Freedom and Paradise – to its waterfall and rain forests, to the Kathu Mining Museum, there is something interesting to see and do for everyone at Patong Beach, Phuket.

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    No visit to Phuket is complete without seeing Patong's liveliest party zone. Famous for its raunchy nightlife, Soi Bangla offers an incredible entertainment area filled with girls, drinks and music that increases in volume as the moon rises. Jammed most nights throughout the year, it's an unthreatening and lively place to walk around as bars compete for customers. With beer bars, go-gos, live music, dining, market stalls, street performances and international-standard nightclubs, there is something for most tastes. Read More...

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    Standing downtown, diagonally opposite Bangla Road, the Jungceylon Shopping Complex has radically changed the face of shopping in Patong. The two main stores in the complex are Robinson - a gleaming well-lit upper end department store, and Big C supermarket. The 200-plus other stores in this shopping heaven sell brand-name clothes, spectacles, sunglasses, cosmetics and perfumes, shoes, DVDs, computer games, tons of mobile phones and accessories, electrical goods but it is also a great entertainment haven with a five-room SF Cinema and a 16-lane bowling alley, perfect for rainy days or to escape the heat of the day. Read More...

    Simon Show

    Of the many big shows to see around Phuket, Simon Cabaret is widely regarded as the very best. The plush theatre on the road leading towards Karon is home to nightly 70-minute performances of this remarkable extravaganza, featuring huge song and dance routines, comedy acts, sound-alikes and more, with influences from around the world. A unique aspect of the family-friendly cabaret shows in Thailand is that each and every one of the dozens of performers is transsexual, though you would never be able to tell as they are all remarkably glamourous, particularly those at Simon Cabaret. Read More...

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    Freedom Beach

    Freedom Beach is an exclusive gem on Phuket’s west coast; the 300m-long strip of white sand is set in a superb bay dotted with granite rocks and surrounded by hills covered by thick and luxuriant jungle. Essentially, Freedom Beach’s exclusivity comes from its rather difficult accessibility, although things are getting a bit better nowadays. Apart from sunbathing, popular activities that can be enjoyed at Freedom Beach are beach soccer (two mini-goals are available), beach volleyball, and snorkelling. There are no jet skis or other noisy marine leisure activities at Freedom Beach; the only audible engines are those of the long-tail boats bringing and taking away visitors. Read More...

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    Paradise Beach

    Paradise Beach will surprise you. For a start, it's stunningly beautiful; one of the most attractive of the many wonderful beaches Phuket has to offer. It also features safe swimming all year round. It's compact and has great views right across Patong Bay. The beach itself is barely 150 metres long and there is another small beach next to it, reached by a path through the rocks. It is also the home of Phuket's only Koh Phangan-style beach party venue. Read More...

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    Picking a place to get a massage in Patong seems like an almost impossible task, given the sheer amount of choice available. There’s a venue for practically any budget, from low-cost local joints to five-star spas with international pedigrees, not to mention excellent massage rooms in most of the larger hotels and resorts. There almost seems to be the promise of rest and relaxation from every other shopfront in the city!
    Surf House Patong

    Surf House Patong Beach which is a vibrant surf centre on Patong’s Beach Road, just over the road from the Immigration office and the famous sandy Patong Beach beyond. It’s a fun flow ride facility where you can learn to surf in a safe and controlled environment. The second outlet of the famous Surf House in Kata Beach, the Patong Beach branch has a similar size of flow-rider. It can be divided up into a range of lanes that provide you with ‘sheet waves’ that you can surf on as if they were waves in the ocean. Due to the water speed around you, this is a wild ride that can be enjoyed by all different levels of experience. Surf sessions here start from 1,000 baht for a one-hour session. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:30 – 24:00
    • Location: Opposite Immigration Office, Beach Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)81 979 7737
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    Flying Hanuman

    Eco-friendly and well executed, Flying Hanuman explores the jungle in a decidedly aerial way and offers a chance to discover Phuket's rainforest canopy from a really special angle. It is unique as you will never see exactly the same scenario even if you return many times as, according to the period of the year or the time on the day, the forest's colours and atmosphere change. This fun and family-friendly adventure lets you get right up close to these wonders in a way that no trek could ever match. Read More...

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    Famous for its brutality, Muay Thai has become a popular martial art around the world. As the name suggests, it started out in Thailand and there is no better place to see it done well in regular bouts than in its home country. Patong has two stadiums – Patong Boxing Stadium and Bangla Boxing Stadium – but the former is considered the more ‘real’. It is not so much about the show and more about champions of their craft going head-to-head at the centre of a lively and excited crowd. Read More...

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    Phuket Wake Park

    Phuket Wake Park near Kathu Waterfall is one of the most fun and challenging activities in Phuket. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can enjoy many exciting wake-boarding rides on a large freshwater lake equipped with two Sesitec Cable systems: a short one for beginners and one that goes all around the basin. Read More...

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    Patong Go-Kart Speedway is a fun and rip-roaring activity for the whole family located at the feet of Patong Hill’s Kathu side. The race track is 750m long and has a series of sharp curves, smooth bends, and a long straight start/finish lane allowing acceleration. Opened in 1991 and managed by a German national, it is handled by a professional and dedicated Thai team. Anyone with a passion for motor racing should definitely check out this place. Read More...

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    Kathu Waterfall

    A popular weekend spot for locals to chillout and enjoy themselves, Kathu Waterfall consists of a series of drop pools that are sometimes gushing with rainwater and sometimes not. The best time to go is from June to November when there is plenty of monsoon water but it’s advisable not to go when it’s actually raining as things can get rather slippery underfoot. If you want to get to the very top of Kathu Waterfall, expect a hard climb, though the beautiful scenery justifies the effort. Right at the top there’s a pool in which you can take a dip and there are ‘drop pools’ stationed along the way up to cool off in. Most of the way up comprises stairs and is shaded so you can stop and take rests at will, too. Read More...

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