Welcome to Hat Patong
Patong (ป่าตอง) is a free-for-all and by far Phuket's most notorious and divisive destination. Between the concrete, silicone and sleaze, almost anything is available for the right price and, while that’s true of other places in Thailand, Patong doesn’t try to hide it. Of course, that doesn't mean you're going to like it; some people avoid this part of Phuket entirely.
Thailand’s love affair with food is just as strong in the south, where local cuisine is dominated by seafood and spice, mixed with flavours from India,…