My partner, Nai, and I spent a couple of weeks in Thailand last month, spending six days at Patong Beach in Phuket, four days in Bangkok, and four days in Nongkhai. Here are some photos from the Patong Beach part of the vacation. One caveat, though. I didn’t bring my Canon DSLR camera along; I only brought my Samsung A52 phone, which has a decent camera, and an old Canon pocket cam. I have to admit I’m not that impressed with the photos the A52 takes compared to the DSLR.
This is the colorful welcome to Phuket Patong Beach sign. One of my favorite things to do was to walk along the beach in the early morning, the best time of day. There are very few people out and about at that time and the vendors haven’t set up their chairs yet.
However, the first day we arrived, the weather was cool and rainy. Not the best conditions to spend time on a beach, but I’d seen that the forecast called for warmer, sunnier days to follow.
It was much nicer the next day. This is looking towards the northern part of the beach with several resorts on the side of a hill.
Here’s another nice day, viewing one of the bars in the background. Notice the “weed” sign. I’ll have a separate post on that.
Here’s one of my early morning walks. Quite peaceful compared to the previous two photos.
There are a few surf schools along the beach, though the surf was nothing to speak of here. The owners probably take surfers to other beaches on the island where the waves are better.
Looking towards the beach from the back of the school.
Among other beach activities, you can get a massage. Here’s Nai enjoying one.
As nice as the mornings are, so too are the evenings. This is one of several gorgeous sunsets.
And another beautiful evening.
How about a few moments of parasailing to enjoy the sunset?
Nai and I enjoying a sunny day.
I’ll have another post up shortly about the trip, so stay tuned for more later.