the hedonism of patong in phuket, thailand [video]


patong 3Patong is a city on the Thai island of Phuket, and one of its most popular tourist destinations.  It’s beach is famous for its nightlife, which centered in two main areas, Bangla Road and the Paradise Complex, with Bangla Road being predominantly straight and the Paradise Complex predominantly gay [see video for “boys boys boys”].  Both areas are lined with many bars, discos, live music venues and go go bars. Prostitution in Thailand is illegal, but tolerated, as is the case in Patong. This video is a walking tour through some of the more lively elements of Patong.