If you are looking for the best places to go shopping in Thailand, then you should consider visiting Phuket. It is a shopaholic’s paradise with a great variety of shopping markets ranging from bustling open-air village food markets to western-style department stores and sophisticated specialist shops.
Shopping prices vary naturally depending on different shops in Phuket. With the presence of traditional handicrafts, jewelry, beautifully designed clothing, housewares, antiques and much more to pick from, the only thing you need for is to buy a bigger suitcase! There are many markets and shopping centres in Phuket; here are three of the best:
Jungceylon Shopping Complex
Jungceylon Shopping Complex in Patong is a shopping center that has changed the face of shopping in Phuket. It has two main stores in the complex the Big C supermarket and Robinson store. The Jungceylon complex also has more than 200 stores that sells clothes, sunglasses, spectacles cosmetics and perfumes, DVDs, shoes, computer games, mobile phones and accessories and electrical equipment. Moreover, Jungceylon Shopping Complex is an excellent entertainment harbor with the 16-lane bowling alley and five-room SF Cinema, good for rainy days or to shelter from the heat of the day.
Phuket Walking Street
Phuket Walking Street, it is the latest attraction in Phuket Old Town; it is also known as Lardya, which means big market in southern Thailand language. This is a weekly market that is hosted in a beautifully renovated Thalang Road in Phuket Town. Phuket Walking Street has many Indian and Thai Muslim shops that sell fabrics or tissues, sports equipment, clothes, tools, and traditional medicines. Also, there are restaurants and bars in this commercial street. It is a vibrant street, and hence, it is a good place for a Thai-style weekend. Therefore, you should consider going to the Phuket Walking Street, every time you visit Phuket!
Central Festival Phuket
Central festival is once of Phuket’s largest shopping centres. As the name suggests, Central festival is located in the middle of Phuket and offers a wide range of branded products, including designer clothes and tech equipment as well as a supermarket, restaurants a large cinema and much much more!
Naka Night Market
The Naka night market is a large weekend market, popular with tourists and locals alike. At the weekend market, which spans almost 1 KM square, you can find everything from clothes through to local food delicacies, technological equipment and much more! This market, close to Phuket Town, is a must-see!