Ask someone about the hottest tourist spot in Phuket and he will undoubtedly answer "Patong".
Ask more people and they will answer the same in complete unison.
So what does this tourist capital of Phuket offers?
Apparently, there are lots; from numerous hotels, to the countless bars, and into a wide selection of restaurants offering different cuisines.
Patong is the place where the hustles and the bustles are.
This zone is busy all day, 24/7 thus, no one will find any dull moment while in this district.
Soi Bangla is the busiest and liveliest street in Patong. It houses most of the beer bars, pubs, go-go bars, discos, and just the regular bars.
Outdoor bars with few stools are commonly called Beer Bars. They are usually packed with ladies dressed in alluring sexy clothes to attract customers to come to their bars where they are working.
Go-go bars on the other hand, are indoor bars with topless ladies dancing on stage and performing around poles. Pubs are also dispersed in the area with big TVs showing live sports games or they just simply offer live music with pool tables or darts. Banana Disco, VIP, and Tiger Disco are some of the popular discos or dance clubs in this area. Most of the disco houses charge entrance fees of 100 baht per person.
Cabarets and transvestite shows are also accessible in Patong. Simon Cabaret is the most popular among them. It features a one of a kind stage performance of dancing and singing, and typically the performers are men but pretend to be women dressed in elaborate outfits. Likewise, nightlife for the gays is located near the Royal Paradise Hotel which is called the Paradise Complex.
Apart from the noisy bars located in the busy Soi Bangla, there also quiet cocktail lounges accessible in Patong area. Most of these bars play Latin jazz music or simply feature hip piano bars. These places offer chic and trendy settings. Club Rio, Joe’s Downstairs, and Patong Bay Garden Resort are the popular upscale bars or cocktail lounges in the district.
Muay Thai, a form of martial arts in Thailand is a very popular sport in the region at present. This Thai Boxing is part of the country’s cultural heritage. Tourists enjoy watching this five-round breathtaking game as fighters exchange enraged punches and kicks. Every night, a display of Thai Boxing match is available in a stadium on Soi Bangla.
If these aren’t enough, wander the streets of Patong and you might find other forms of nightlife which may get into your attention. For frequent shoppers, a night market is also accessible in an outstretched road of Patong.
With these overflowing choices of nightlife, who do you think will get bored while in Patong.
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