Ao Patong - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the road running along the coastline of Ao Patong, just north of Patong Beach in Phuket. From here there is a good view over the bay, curving round to the south, surrounded by lush hills. Numerous traditional fishing boats bob on the water.
Ao Patong - FURTHER INFORMATION
Ao Patong - Phuket visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Ao Patong' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Thailand.
Ao Patong is just north of, and on the same bay as, Patong and Patong Beach on the western coast of Phuket. Just north of the village is Kalim Beach, which is much less developed and not as good as Patong Beach itself. Most of the hotels in the area are found south of Ao Patong, in the heart of Patong.
The main road up the western side of Phuket winds along the seafront of Ao Patong before rising up into the hills to the north and crossing a headland to Ao Kamala Beach and Laem Sing Beach.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Patong is about 30km south of Phuket International Airport. Transit times of about 45 minutes. There is parking along the beach, but spaces are limited.
Bus: Regular buses connect with Phuket Town, from where there are buses to the rest of Thailand.