Patong is the most famous beach resort on Phuket. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife, the city is an excellent place to party and play. By night, the town has a bustling nightlife that includes literally hundreds of restaurants, nightclubs and beer bars. The nightlife is centred around Soi Bangla (Bangla Road), but there are quiet parts of town.

    The steaming hot streets, neon lights and chaotic atmosphere of Patong can be overwhelming for new arrivals. The key to fully enjoying the place is to pace yourself, drink lots of water and learn the meaning of mai pen rai – it roughly translates to, 'It doesn't matter' or 'Don't worry, be happy'.

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