It is the most lively and touristic place on the island... Thailand as we imagine it, with its worst defects but also a lot of qualities. Patong is especially famous for its nightlife and electric atmosphere. Although prostitution is officially prohibited in Thailand, there are many girls' bars and massage parlours, especially on Bangla Walking Street. A show inherited from the daily life of the former US military bases based in Thailand during the Vietnam War (1964-1975) and the "Rest and Relaxation" weeks granted to G.I. Patong was not an old base, but this episode gave a violent boost to the sex tourism industry in Thailand, which developed particularly in Bangkok and Pattaya. In some areas of Patong, the atmosphere is relatively good, if one decides to close one's eyes to this less glamorous side. Patong beach is quite pretty, nestled in a beautiful bay, certainly a little too concrete: street vendors, jet-skis, parasailing, massage services and restaurants nearby. As far as accommodation is concerned, you can find cheap establishments here, even in high season. But no problems with currency exchange, international phone or Internet connection. If you are looking for high quality resorts or excellent restaurants, you have come to the right place.

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