This blog seems to describe Patong so well. It is most definitely worth checking out.

Sand In My Sandals

If you ask any Australian traveller where they’ve visited in Thailand, the answer will invariably revolve around the country’s undoubted tourist mecca, Phuket. However, while Phuket offers an array of secluded beach hideaways and quaint coastal towns it is the fist pumping beat of Patong, or as it has been rightfully labelled by locals, ‘The City of Sin’, which can be credited for the astounding number of ‘Beer’ singlets walking the streets of Australia.

I often find it disappointing that many Western tourists (particularly in the younger age bracket) fail to immerse themselves in the cultural beauty of this fantastic country. From the quaint street markets of Chiang Mai and the laidback atmosphere of Krabi to the heart warming local feel of Koh Yao Noi, Thailand is often taken for granted as merely a party destination with some pretty beaches. However, when visiting Phuket it becomes clear why it has become so popular over…

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About lizolson

I love people, culture and languages! I have served in Thailand for 5.5 years helping to empower women and children who are at risk of being trafficked or who are working in the sex industry. Everyone deserves a second chance....
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