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Patong Beach, Phuket: 75 reviews and 172 photos

  Offering flowers at the tsunami memorial
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  • Offering flowers at the tsunami memorial - Phuket
      Offering flowers at the tsunami memorial
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  • Tsunami Memorial, December 26th, 2005 - Phuket
      Tsunami Memorial, December 26th, 2005
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  • People paying their respects - Phuket
      People paying their respects
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  • The Australian Memorial Service - Phuket
      The Australian Memorial Service
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Patong Beach is the most well known and popular beach in Phuket. It is a beautiful beach with white sands and clear, turquoise water. When you mention Phuket, most people immediately think of Patong Beach. It is where many tourists flock to lay on sunbeds, swim or participate in the sporting activities available there. Many more come to Patong Beach for the shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

Whilst Patong is so famous and popular now, only about 40 years ago did King Bhumibol order a road be built connecting Patong Beach with Phuket town. Before the road, villagers could actually die before being able to reach hospital in Phuket town.

Patong Beach was one of the many locations at which Memorial Services were held on 26th December to remember the victims of the tsunami as many people were lost here.

Address: Patong Beach
Phone: 66956366169
Website: http://www.t2wtattoophuket.com

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2006
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