Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao Beach

Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao

A community mall in Bangtao Beach [toc]Porto de Phuket is a new community mall near Bangtao Beach in Cherngtalay district, just next to the very popular Boat Avenue. It's of the same brand as Central Phuket and Central Patong and you will therefore recognize some of the typical shops, but the concept here is a little different, so don't expect to find a shopping mall. Porto de Phuket covers a

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Kor Jaan New Night Market in Phuket Town

Kor Jaan night market in Phuket Town

A small night market in Phuket Town [toc] Kor Jaan (Lahd Kor Jaan in Thai) is a new night market set along a canal on Kra Road, in a lesser-known part of east Phuket Town. With such a hidden location, Kor Jaan market seems to address more to locals than to tourists, but as always, everyone is welcome to visit. This is actually your chance to experience some real local

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10 Best Night Markets in Phuket (Updated)

Phuket Night Markets

Where to Find Phuket Night Markets Night markets in Phuket are always fun, from the new Chillva Market to the giant Naka Weekend Market or the Sunday Walking Market in Phuket Town, almost everyone loves to browse the incredible array of things you don't need. [toc] Phuket night markets are intense, colourful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, confusing and overwhelming. But night markets all have one thing in common, and

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8 Best Shopping Malls in Phuket

Phuket Best Shopping Malls

Where are Phuket shopping malls? [toc] Phuket shopping malls keep emerging here and there, a reminder of how much the island has changed in the past two decades. They might not please travellers who used to come last century, but they are an excellent way to escape the heat or the unavoidable rainy days. In recent years shopping malls started to evolve and adapt to a fast-changing market and should

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ChimJae Walking Street (Vanich Walking Street) in Old Phuket Town

ChimJae Walking Street

[toc] ChimJae Walking Street, also known as Vanich Walking Street, is a new 150 metres long narrow passage that connects Thalang Road to Dibuk Road in the old Phuket Town. This fun local market is covered and has air-con, making it a convenient place to explore when it gets a little too hot or when it starts raining in Phuket. ChimJae Walking Street passage is very discreet and easy to

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Chillva Night Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

Exploring the Chillva Night Market [toc] Chillva Market Phuket is one the best weekday night market on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai teenagers, more than everyone else. Every town in Thailand has a surprising amount of these shopping and eating playgrounds, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 9 night markets in Phuket. Chillva Market Phuket also makes smart

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Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

What to Do at Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market? [toc] Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market is called 'Lard Yai Market' by locals and is now the most popular attraction in Phuket Town. This street market was an instant success, adding a much-needed event to the historical part of town. Every Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm (and often beyond) the once quiet Thalang Road turns itself into a busy

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Phuket Shopping – Where to shop in Phuket?

Shopping in Phuket

Where to go for shopping in Phuket? [toc] Shopping in Phuket plays a good part of a great holiday. It’s often more about entertainment and fun than real necessity and most of the time you don't even buy anything. Phuket has a lot to offer to everyone and shopping in Phuket is often associated with food. You will mostly notice this in any night markets and shopping malls. It’s also

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Jungceylon Phuket Shopping Mall in Patong

Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket

What to Do at Jungceylon? [toc] Jungceylon is a massive shopping mall in the very centre of Patong Beach and still the largest on Phuket island. Covering 200,000 square meters, it's so vast it feels like a city within a city. Expect to find a lot of souvenirs shops, dozens of restaurants, a department store, cinemas, electronic shops, massage, a two-storey supermarket and a lot of attractions on the upper

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Central Phuket Floresta Shopping Mall

Central Floresta Phuket

Central Phuket got bigger [toc] Central Phuket Floresta sounds like another mall on the island but is just a massive extension of the good old Central Festival. With an ever-growing population, Phuket Festival was just getting too crowded, parking was getting impossible and weekends were seriously packed. As it is on the outskirt of Phuket town it somehow addresses more to locals than tourists. The first year was a bit

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Banzaan Market in Patong Beach

Banzaan Market in Patong

What to buy and eat at Banzaan Fresh Market? [toc] Banzaan Market in Patong Beach is an excellent experience during your holiday. It's a lot easier to access than most local markets since it is just behind the gigantic Jungceylon Shopping Mall. Get your first glimpse of fun looking Thai fruits, amazing fishes, strange veggies and colourful sweets! Banzaan Fresh Market (‘Banzaan’ is the Hokkien for 'fresh market') is very

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Index Living Mall Phuket – a large furniture mall in Phuket Town

Index Living Mall Phuket

Index Living Mall Phuket [toc] Index Living Mall is large furniture and home improvement shopping mall on the outskirt of Phuket Town, just next to the Bangkok Phuket Hospital is and, where many fancy shopping malls are such as Central Festival. This shop addresses the mid-range market by offering a wide range of furniture at affordable prices. Index Living Mall has been opened for a very long time, and the

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Phuket Markets

Phuket Fresh Markets

Where to find Phuket Markets and what to expect? [toc] Fresh markets in Phuket are always a great way to get close to real, local life with minimal effort. Markets are everywhere around the island, every community and every village has one, small or large, permanent or occasional. Some are daily markets, often open until the end of the afternoon, some are available only certain days of the weeks. Only

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Endless Summer Phuket – Coffee Shop and Boutique in Phuket Town

Endless Summer Coffee Shop in Phuket Town

A beautiful heritage coffee shop in Phuket Town Endless Summer is both a coffee shop and a fashion boutique in a magnificent heritage house on Yaowarat road, the very heart of Phuket town. Anyone who walks in front of this beautiful mansion will stop for a photo without a moment of hesitation. However, even though it's very easy to find and close to most travellers itinerary, many visitors miss it

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Boat Avenue Mall in Cherngtalay, Bangtao

Boat Avenue Street Mall Phuket

What to Do at Boat Avenue Mall? [toc] Boat Avenue Street Mall is a relatively new shopping and dining neighbourhood with growing popularity at the entrance of the Laguna complex in Bangtao, Cherngtalay. It started modestly a few years back, progressively attracting more and more trendy restaurants, bars and shops until it became the fashionable shopping and dining destination it is today. It evolved and remained smart enough to keep

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11 Best Souvenirs to Easily Buy in Phuket – Shopping in Phuket

Elephant Pants in Phuket

What to buy in Phuket for your friends? [toc] What souvenir should you buy in Phuket for your friends? Something that doesn't cost a fortune, doesn't take much space in a suitcase, and most of all: something typical from Thailand. Phuket is genuinely heaven for shopping. From street shopping, night markets to international shopping malls and department stores, the range of souvenirs you can buy in Phuket will, without a

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Super Cheap Market Phuket

Super Cheap Phuket

The cheapest market in Phuket! [toc] Super Cheap is quite amazing: you could organize a giant treasure hunt in it. We were writing a 'Phuket Price Check' story, trying to find 10 simple items we had written down on my list, but gave up halfway when we suddenly realized there was no way we could spot half of them, even after an hour of intense exploration! Sure, those items were

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