Patong Beach Travel Guide
Patong Beach Attractions
Watersports - because of Patong's amazing strech of beach, the area is excellent for all kinds of watersports. Go sailing, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling at the south end, waterskiing or sea canoeing.
Elephant trekking - elephants have been used for many years to work in foresets and now as a tourist attraction. The west coast is the best for elephant trekking.
Patong go-kart racing - you can race single-seater, two-seaters and kid go-karts at the track reaching speeds of up to 80km per hour. There is also a restaurant and direct access to Main road, Patong beach.
Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre - Gibbons are humankinds nearest relatives and you can see these adorable creatures that have been rescued from people keeping them as pets. The centre is in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, donations and purchases of T-shirts help fund the centre.
Loma Park - a great shady spot to relax with your family. Festivals and events are held throughout the year.
Ban Thai Restaurant One way to enjoy the night life on Patong Beach with fantastic music from the Manilla Machine Band. Tasty cocktails & great food.
Situated next to Watsons & Starbucks.
submitted by Bernie, 28/12/05
Patong Beach Shopping
Patong has an enchanting ight market located on Beach road which consits of pavement stalls selling local handicrfts, luxurious Thai silk scarves, wooden toys and luggage.
The two departmant stores on Patong beach are Ocean Plaza, with a variety of stores, a game hall and bowling ally and Robinson Department Store which is the place to buy great quality shoes and clothes.
Patong Beach Beaches
Patong Beach - a majestic strech of sandy white beach that is surrounded by hotels, shops and restaurants. The beach is excellent for watersports, suntanning and strolling.
Kamala Beach - a lovely quint beach that has a traditional muslim fishing village on its shores.
Patong Beach Restaurants and Bars
Patong has a restaurant to suit every taste. From German and Italian to Mexican and French restaurants are available but when in Thailand it would be a crime not to try some of the local Thai specialities.
Try delicious fresh seafood cooked in the Thai style with lots of garlic, chilli, shrimp paste, lemon grass and herbs. also try the fantastic coconut curries and spicy soups.
Patong Beach Restaurants
Bingo Restaurant and Bistro - Paradise Complex Patong beach. Get a taste of Europe at this German run restaurant that serves massive double decker sandwiches, schnitzel, great coffee and even some origional Thai specialities.
Sea Hag - 78/5 Soi Perm Pong, Soi Wattana. Serving seafood and Thai food, this popular restaurant is built on two floors and has a great atmosphere.
Tavern-on-the-Hill - Thanon Ha-sip Pee. Built high up on the hillside and overlooking Patong beach, this restaurant serves Western and Thai specialities.
Jochen's - 123/4 Paradise Complex, Rat-u-Thit-road. Described as having a gallery, food and beverages. Jochen's is only a five minute walk from Patong beach and has a peaceful beergarden and serves light meals, snacks and delicious baguettes. Open 5pm till late.
Patong Beach Bars & Clubs
The Flying handbag Bar - Paradise Complex. This is the funkiest and sometimes funniest gay bar in Patong. The dress code dictates that handbags are a must.
Bannana Disco - Beach road, near Patong beach Hotel. The oldest disco in Patong with a big screen TV and laser effects. Entrance included one drink.
Safari - located on the road to Karon. The islands biggest nightclub with five bars, big screen Tv, live music and a restaurant. This club is located partly outdoors.
Dance 2000 - on the road to Karon and near Simon Cabaret. A nice Thai disco, the interior decor resembles a space ship.
Rock World - Soi Crocodile. A Thai disco where you can drink the way locals do by buying a bottle of whiskey and passing it around to your friends.
Useful Patong Beach Links
Siam Tourist Maps
Great map of Patong Beach! Perfect to use to find Your hotel!
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