Photo Gallery: Patong, Thailand

Here are some additional photos taken in Patong, Phuket, Thailand.

Along the Patong Beach. Longboats waiting for customers.
Along the Patong Beach. Longboats waiting for customers. Lots of nice villas abound in the hillsides surrounding the town of Patong.
A Thai long-tailed boat.
A Thai long-tailed boat.

 

Tangles of wire along the busy street.
Tangles of wire along the busy street. Many western restaurants like MacDonald’s are here and many of the signs are in English as well as Thai.
A couple of tuk-tuks, motorized rickshaws. These have been adapted as ice cream trucks.
A couple of tuk-tuks, motorized rickshaws. These have been adapted as ice cream trucks.
The JungCeylon Mall was decked out for Chinese New Year when we were there.
The JungCeylon Mall was decked out for Chinese New Year when we were there.
A replica of a Chinese junk and a pool and fountain were some of the features in the mall's open air courtyard.
A replica of a Chinese junk and a pool and fountain were some of the features in the mall’s open air courtyard.
Looking back across the plaza at JungCeylon Mall.
Looking back across the plaza at JungCeylon Mall.
Despite its suggestive name, the Sleep With Me Hotel is a legitimate four star hotel, not a rent by the hour joint.
Despite its suggestive name, the Sleep With Me Hotel is a legitimate four star hotel, not a rent by the hour joint.
Sidewalk malls selling tourist souvenirs are common in Patong.
Sidewalk malls selling tourist souvenirs are common in Patong.
You'll find popular western restaurants and hotels like the Hard Rock here as well. I had a burger at the Hard Rock in Singapore and it was one of the best burgers I ever had.
You’ll find popular western restaurants and hotels like the Hard Rock are here as well. I had a burger at the Hard Rock in Singapore and it was one of the best burgers I ever had.
Tangles of wire and masseuses - two common sights in Patong.
Tangles of wire and masseuses – two common sights in Patong.
Christin Massage - the largest massage parlour in Phuket.
Christin Massage – the largest massage parlour in Phuket.
A couple of open air cabs.
A couple of open air cabs.
I thought this broom seller was kind of interesting.
I thought this broom seller was kind of interesting.
Eleven years after the Boxing Day tsynami of 2004, there are still buildings being replaced in Patong.
Eleven years after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, there are still buildings being replaced in Patong.
Once again, the Patong bay Beach with the Mariner of the Seas at anchor in the distance.
Once again, the Patong bay Beach with the Mariner of the Seas at anchor in the distance.