Black Water Found on Patong Beach

Patong –

Photos of Patong beach with black water has gone viral in social media this week.

‘Drone Boat Patong’ posted multiple photos with the message “Black seaweed at Patong Beach has affected confidence in tourism.”

Sea water on Patong Beach from the area around the Pak Bang Canal is black. Swimmers are not going into the water as a result of caution and concern.

Social media is calling for relevant authorities to investigate and quickly solve the problems before it damages Phuket tourism.

This problem has happened before, notes The Phuket Express.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.