Phuket, THE dream destination for international tourists, is not just about sandy beaches. Beyond just swimming in the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, why not do some shopping in one of the island’s shopping centers? You do not know where to go? Do not panic, we have prepared our TOP 5! 😉
The Central Festival is one of the most famous shopping centers in Phuket. And for good reason, it offers since its opening in 2004 a wide choice of shops that will no doubt delight shopaholics.
You can find all the major international brands such as Chanel, Diesel, Apple or Calvin Klein, as well as all the possible amenities: a large supermarket, a Starbucks, a food court or a cinema. In short, what to animate more than one afternoon!
Good to know! Most hotels in Phuket offer free shuttles to the Central Festival.
Phone: +66 76 291 111
Open Everyday from 10:30am to 10pm
What’s more typical in Thailand than THE famous weekend market? The one in Phuket, located on the outskirts of Phuket Town, has nothing to envy to others. Nicknamed the Chatuchak of Phuket, it offers an impressive panel of products of all kinds.
Clothing, accessories, exotic fruits, Thai dishes, furniture and other interior decorations … it’s almost impossible to come out empty-handed. Speaking of “out”, do not rely on the external image of the market: it is huge, and it is very easy to get lost.
Good to know! You will need minimum 2-3 hours to visit it.
Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 04pm to 11pm
Jungceylon is the largest shopping center in Phuket, and therefore the most popular. With its prime location in the heart of Patong, it attracts a large number of tourists and locals every day for its shops or restaurants.
Even more than shopping, the Jungceylon is the perfect place to spend afternoons with its many entertainment options: bars, cinema, bowling … and even a spa, a nightclub with pool on two floors, etc …
Trust us, you will find what to do. 😉
Phone: +66 76 600 111
Open Everyday from 11am to 10pm
In the district of Patong are not one but two shopping centers, those of the Ocean Group. The first is home to many designer clothing and video game shops. The second, meanwhile, offers more accessible products with a more market-style atmosphere.
Their common points? Restaurants, souvenir shops … the centers are clean, pleasant to walk around, the people are friendly … and discounts are on the go!
Ocean Patong: Open Everyday from 10am to 10pm
Ocean Plaza Bangla Patong: Open Everyday from 11:30am to 11:30pm
After Naka weekend market, here is the Walking Street of Phuket, open only on Sundays from 04pm to 10pm. True nest with good finds, you will be able to look for clothes, accessories, decorations, and other Thai spices and herbs.
Once your shopping is over, spend your evening strolling through the food stalls and discover the specialties of southern Thailand in terms of gastronomy.
Open Every Sunday from 04pm to 10pm