Patong beach is probably the most famous beach in Phuket, so much so that it is what most people see when they look at images of the Thai island in the Andaman Sea. By day, you explore the 3-4 km long beach, especially the northern end that has fewer crowds than the rest. And when the sun sets, you can head in to explore the nightlife of Patong. There are hundreds of restaurants, pubs and night clubs to discover here, mostly along the Soi Bangla road. Here’s a look at the scenes you would find in scenic Patong. NOW READ: Photos of Valencia That Will Tempt You to Visit the City of Oranges

Aerial view of Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand

Aerial view of Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand

Fishing boats rest along Patong beach, with the hilly terrain of Phuket island in the background

Fishing boats at Patong beachin Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is a popular destination famous for its beaches

Catching the sun between the distant hills of Phuket

Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand

The bright welcome sign of Patong Beach is an indication of its prevalent energy and lifestyle

There are many Thai and foreign tourists here tonight at Patong Beach.  Patong Road in Thailand at 29 June 2017 2250 PM  Phuket beach

The famous Patong Beach sign at dusk

Patong Beach at dusk. Phuket, Thailand

Tourists relax under the Andaman sun along the beach during a sunny day in Phuket

relaxing on Patong beach during a sunny day in Phuket,Thailand

Patong night street; a common sight and place to head to when the sun sets

Patong night street in phuket, Thailand

Aerial view of Kata, Karon from Patong View Point

Aerial view of Kata, Karon, Patong View Point, Phuket , South of Thailand

People relaxing on the beach and enjoying the activities at the tail end of a a sunny day in Phuket

unidentified people are relaxing on Patong beach during a sunny day in Phuket,Thailand.Patong is one of famous beach located in the west coast of Phuket

The neon lights, street food, Go Go Bars and night clubs make Phuket a great beach party destination that is easily accessible from India. You may miss out on the more exotic side of Southeast Asian culture and cuisine, but you certainly won’t be lacking in entertainment. The motto of Patong is ‘mai pen rai’, which roughly translates to ‘it doesn’t matter’, reminding you of the laid-back and relaxed lifestyle of this island.