Here's a few pictures from a rainy day in Patong Thailand. I wanted to do some diving, and some instructor friends were telling me it's better to get on a livaboard for a few days. Patong Beach (Thai หาดป่าตอง) refers to a beach on Phuket's west coast, and to the town adjoining it. It is the main tourist resort in Phuket. It also contains an important center of Phuket's nightlife and is the center of inexpensive shopping on the island. The beach became popular with Western tourists, especially Europeans, in the late 1980s. Numerous large hotels and chain hotels are located there.