9 Best Shopping Malls in Phuket

Phuket Best Shopping Malls

Where are Phuket shopping malls? [toc] Phuket shopping malls keep emerging here and there, reminding us 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 in Phuket started to evolve and adapt to a fast-changing market and

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Robinson Lifestyle Thalang

Robinson Lifestyle Thalang

A new shopping mall in Thalang [toc] Robinson Lifestyle Thalang is the latest shopping mall in Phuket, located just next to the famous Heroine's Monument; most travellers will drive by when coming from Phuket International Airport. The mall is a two-storey building covering an immense surface and features all the classic brands you will find in all Thai shopping malls. The experience is without surprise, but the mall is probably

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Central Patong Shopping Mall

Central Patong Shopping Mall

A shopping mall in Patong Beach [toc] Note: Central Patong reopened on September 1st, 2022 Central Patong is the latest mall to enter the fierce shopping race of Phuket island, and probably not the last. This new brightly lit mall opened in Patong Beach, soon after the Floresta branch was added to the already established Central Festival in Phuket Town, further expanding this brand's coverage on the island. Central Patong

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Phuket Weekend Night Market (Naka Market)

Phuket Naka Weekend Market in Phuket Town

What to do at the Phuket Weekend Night Market? [toc] Phuket Naka Weekend Market (previously called Chaofa Variety Weekend Market) is an immense night bazaar near Central Festival on the outskirt of Phuket Town, driving south. Occasionally it's even called 'Phuket Chatuchak' by reference to the giant Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, and Thais call it 'Talad Tairod’, which means 'Car Boot Sale'. The Phuket Weekend Market is big, crowded,

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What to buy in Phuket? 11 Best Souvenirs to Buy in Phuket

Elephant Pants in Phuket

What to buy in Phuket for your friends? [toc] What souvenirs 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: is something typical of Thailand. Phuket is genuinely heaven for shopping. From street shopping and night markets to international shopping malls and department stores, the range of souvenirs you can buy in Phuket will,

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10 Best Night Markets in Phuket

Phuket Night Markets

Where to find Phuket night markets? [toc] 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. Night markets in Phuket are intense, colourful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, confusing and overwhelming. But night markets all have one thing in common,

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Phuket Shopping – Where to shop in Phuket?

Shopping in Phuket

Where to go shopping in Phuket? [toc] Phuket shopping plays a good part in a great holiday. It’s often more about entertainment and fun than real necessity, and you usually don't even buy anything. Phuket has a lot to offer 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 a great way to escape the

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Central Phuket – Central Festival Shopping Mall

Central Festival Phuket

What to do at Central Phuket? [toc] Central Phuket (Central Festival Phuket) is one of the major shopping malls on the island, the other famous one being Jungceylon in Patong Beach. Shopping malls may not be on your list of 'Best Things to Do in Phuket' but keep in mind that a mall can be a good alternative to spend an occasional rainy day. Nowadays, malls in Thailand offer so

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Phuket Fresh Markets

Phuket Fresh Markets

Where are Phuket fresh 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 week. Only

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Jungceylon Shopping Center – Patong Beach

Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket

What to do at Jungceylon Phuket? Note: Jungceylon Shopping Center is closed until the end of 2022 for massive renovations [toc] Jungceylon Shopping Center is a massive complex in the very centre of Patong Beach and 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 many souvenir shops, dozens of restaurants, a department store, cinemas, electronic

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Poppy’s Macrame Handmade in Phuket

Poppy’s Macrame handmade in Phuket

Fashion macrame by Poppy in Phuket [toc] Discover and order a growing collection of beautifully handmade macrame created with passion by Poppy in Phuket. Macrame is a surprisingly delicate fashion, perfect to wear on the beach or after! Please have a look at these chic and affordable shoulder bags, key chains, as well as beautiful dresses and shawls knitted into delicate clothing. Poppy can even design elegant accessories and jewellery,

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Endless Summer – Coffee Shop and Boutique in Phuket Town

Endless Summer Coffee Shop in Phuket Town

A beautiful heritage coffee shop in Phuket Town [toc] Endless Summer is a coffee shop and a fashion boutique in a magnificent heritage house on Yaowarat road, the heart of Phuket town. Anyone who walks in front of this beautiful mansion will stop for a photo without hesitation. However, even though it's effortless to find and close to most travellers' itineraries, many visitors miss it because most people rush straight

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Phuket Outlet

Phuket Outlet

Premium Outlet Phuket [toc] Phuket Outlet (Premium Outlet Phuket) has been open for more than ten years, but despite a very strategic location at the intersection of the busy By-Pass road and Thepkasattri Road (you probably will drive by when coming from the airport), it never really took off. The design is attractive with terracotta colours, a large walking-covered alley and immense parking space. It was a bit of an

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Boat Avenue Phuket

Boat Avenue Phuket

What to do at Boat Avenue Phuket? [toc] Boat Avenue Phuket 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 trendy restaurants, bars and shops until it became today's fashionable shopping and dining destination. Boat Avenue Phuket evolved and remained smart enough to keep the area spacious with

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Karon Temple Market – A Local Market in a Temple

Karon Temple

Shop and try local food at Karon Temple Market [toc] The Karon Temple Market has grown steadily in popularity in the past years. Because it only occurs twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays), people start to plan their evenings around that event. Night markets have always been popular in Phuket and all over Thailand, but a Temple market sounds more exotic. Also, Karon Beach lacks a few attractions, so the

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Malin Plaza Night Market in Phuket

Malin Plaza Night Market Patong

[toc] Malin Plaza is a trendy night market at the southern end of Patong Beach, and it succeeded because it kept in mind that food is the magnet that makes people come in the first place. Offering a good balance of fun shopping, good cheap food and drinks, and a casual tropical atmosphere is what many travellers want to experience in Thailand. What to Do at Malin Plaza Market? Just

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Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

What to do at the Chillva Night Market? [toc] Chillva Market Phuket is one of the best weekday night markets 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

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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 open-air community mall near Bangtao Beach in the 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 recognise some of the typical shops, but the concept here is a little different, so don't expect to find a multi-storey shopping mall. Porto

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Kor Jaan 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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