Saturday, December 23, 2017

Patong Phuket

Down Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket in Thailand

Everyone has heard of Bangkok. Usually their next adventure is in Pattaya or Chiang Mai. There's also a wonderful vacation spot on Phuket island in the Patong town. This is predominantly a partying town with the beach and island life during the day, drinking and dancing all night long.

Usually you'll arrive in Phuket by air at the island's international airport.  For all the people who show up this is actually a very small airport.  A few notes to remember, before you exit the airport past security you might want to get some baht as I did not see any exchanges outside.  Also, there are only a handful of taxi cars around so your negotiation skills will be limited by the supply available.  In general it costs around 800 baht to get from the airport to your hotel in Patong.  Don't expect much from your hotels as these are all at the low-end of the spectrum.  If your hotel has a good rating it's probably not due to the room but instead for the services, restaurant, or location.

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