Did you forget to bring something that you need for your holiday? Perhaps your favorite swim wear, sunglasses, or your beach footwear? Or maybe you just need to buy stuff and souvenirs to bring back home for the great memories of your Phuket holiday? Below are 10 best places where you can go shopping for different items when in Phuket.
#1 Central Festival Phuket
Central festival Phuket is the place to shop for everything. This shopping mall is divided into different sections which sell all items you can ever need. The mall is air conditioned with an underground parking in case you come with your car. In the central store you find clothes, toys and household items. The B2S is the place where you find all books and stationery, super sport is the section with all sport related items. Other sections include the power buy where you can shop for electronic items and in office depot you will find all office supplies. You can find almost everything in central festival Phuket.
#2 Jungceylon Shopping Mall
This shopping complex located in Patong is the place to shop if you are looking for brand names and some good entertainment. In the stores you will find every brand of clothes, electronics, perfumes and sunglasses. For your entertainment there is a bowling alley and a five room cinema.
#3 Jim Thompson
This is a company which specializes in silk fabrics and has 8 branches in the island. Jim Thompson is well known if you are looking for fashionable silk clothing and accessories and some of the items produced by Jim Thompson include beddings and shirts. The eight branches include the central festival Phuket, katathani resort, the court yard, the canal village, Hilton Phuket Arcadia, le meridian Phuket, J.W Marriot and blue canyon country club.
#4 Phuket Weekend Market
Phuket weekend market is located near the central festival just a short distance from the Phuket town. This is the place to go if you want to have a taste of the local foods and a wide variety of second hand goods. It is more interesting to just walk around the market and admire the curios, live animals and the local delicacies being prepared. This is a place where tourists can learn everything about Phuket from the food to the culture of the people.
#5 Phuket Town Old Handicrafts Shops
Ban Boran textiles is the place to shop for quality clothing such as cotton and silk but you will also find items like sandals and tribal bracelets.
Ban Boran sells all antique items including baskets and Burmese wooden objects. If you love antiques this place is definitely worth visiting.
Think positive – kit dee has a collection of Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Thai clothing. In think positive you will definitely have a wonderful shopping experience.
China inn is where you will be served with Thai foods and other international foods. They also sell cotton waist courts, Buddha images and shirts.
Siam indigo is the home of mosaic art, Thai food and women clothing. The prices are reasonable here and you get excellent art and good food.
#6 Karon Bazaar
This is a beachside shopping place in the karon beach. This is a place where tourist can shop and they sell design clothes suitable for everyone. The prices here are pretty much higher but with a bit of bargaining you can get a good deal. There are bars outside where you can enjoy a drink after shopping. The kind of clothes sold here are trendy and they sell all kind of clothes from underwear to hats.
#7 Banana Walk
This is a modern shopping mall in Phuket with three floors where you can dine, wine and shop. Banana walk has several food outlets where you can eat meals like chicken, spas to relax and a wine connection where you enjoy different wines and Thai food. On the third floor is where you find all kinds of fashion and accessories and you can still find sportswear here.
#8 Phuket Walking Street
This is a weekly market allows visitors to have a taste of southern Thai with gift stalls and handicrafts. This a place where the whole family and the children will enjoy themselves with numerous toy stalls. This is an active and a busy street where you get a real experience of the Thai lifestyle.
#9 Banzaan Market
This market unlike the ordinary market is the place where you get everything fresh. The foods are fresh and all the products are well arranged to give the place a very exciting look. The building hosting the Banzaan market has a modern décor and style. Here you will find fresh fruits and juices and ready foods to eat.
#10 Premium Outlet Phuket
This is the place to shop if you are looking for brands having over 300 brands to choose from. They deal with different brands of sportswear and accessories and also clothes. Children clothes and toys, handicrafts and souvenirs can be found here. You will find silver cutlery, handbags and woodworks here.