Foreign tourists flocked to Patong Beach yesterday (July 10th) with many beach lifeguards patrolling the area for safety.
The Phuket Express visited Patong Beach yesterday to inspect the tourism situation. Most of the beachgoers and swimmers were foreign tourists such as Indians, Arabians, and Australians. They enjoyed sunbathing, swimming, driving jet-skis, parasailing, and exercising.
Beach lifeguards were patrolling along the beach to make sure swimmers did not go in the NO SWIMMING HERE area clearly marked with red flags along three kilometers on the beach.
The head of the Patong Beach lifeguards Mr. Somprasong Sangchard told the Phuket Express, “There are some Thai beachgoers and swimmers on weekends. Our largest number of tourists are currently from India. We are closely keeping an eye on weather warnings. However, sometimes the real situation on the beach is different.”
“Today (July 11th) we are continuing to set red flags on the beach on dangerous areas.” Somprasong concluded.
Starting Wednesday, July 13th, is a five day holiday in Thailand featuring two religious holidays on July 13th and 14th that will also bring alcohol sales bans and closure of all government offices, including Immigration.