The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Patong Beach in Phuket

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Patong Beach in Phuket and was taken by René Ehrhardt

Palm tree at dawn, Patong beach-René Ehrhardt899

Creative Commons License Photo credit: René Ehrhardt

Patong Beach is a beach on the west coast of Phuket, as well as the name of the town adjoining the beach. The town is the main tourist resort of Phuket, containing much of Phuket’s nightlife and inexpensive shopping. Western tourists, especially Europeans, only began to flock to Phuket as a tourist destination in the 1980s, which means that the large hotels present in Patong Beach are mostly new.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out Patong Beach Hotel. Located right in the center of Patong Beach, it’s a fantastic place to stay. While staying at the hotel you can go to the The Andaman Coffee shop for different brews and food from around the world. You can also have an intimate dinner in Andaman Gardens. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, visit Banana Discotheque, a hi-tech club inside the hotel.

A popular saying around the area is “mai pen rai” or in other words, “Don’t worry”. So relax and have fun on your vacation to Patong Beach.