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

Thai Silk in Phuket

What to buy in Phuket to bring back to 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

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Thalang Maneekram – Phuket Floating Market

Thalang Maneekram Floating Market

Phuket Floating Market [toc] Thalang Maneekram is a new floating Market in Phuket, but it’s not the first one, so it's going to be interesting to see if this one succeeds where the other Kathu floating market failed. The Thalang Maneekram floating market is not well-known and despite being 76,000 square meters, is a little hard to find. It also has a misleading name since Thalang is the name of the

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Vintage Market Phuket – Night Market in Kathu

Vintage Market Phuket in Kathu, Phuket

What is Vintage Market Phuket? [toc] Vintage Market Phuket (formerly known as the short lived AWA Kathu Night Market followed by the Bunthai Night Market) is a small market in Kathu, just halfway between Phuket Town and Patong Beach. This is still a very young market but it shows a lot of potential. You can find a lot of very good local food at low prices, a bit of shopping,

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Chillva 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 night markets, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 7 night markets in Phuket. Also, Chillva Market Phuket makes smart use of those

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Expo Phuket Bazaar

Expo Phuket Bazaar

Explore a Local Bazaar in Phuket Town [toc] Expo Phuket is a very little known covered bazaar found in Phuket Town, next to the newly renovated Novotel Phokeethra hotel. Expo Phuket is surprisingly vast and modern as it was also renovated recently. It might not be worth travelling all the way to this bazaar but it is entirely air conditioned, which makes it a nice break from the heat if

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Banzaan Fresh Market in Patong Beach ⭐⭐⭐

Banzaan Market in Patong

What to buy and eat at Banzaan Fresh Market? [toc] Banzaan Fresh 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

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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, and because it only occurs only 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 so much more exotic. Also, Karon Beach lacks a

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Phuket Amulet Market

Phuket Amulet Market

What is the Phuket Amulet Market? [toc] Phuket Amulet Market might not be the most exciting attraction in Phuket, but if you happen to be exploring the town, it might be just worth a look. Also, it's a nice little shortcut between Rassada road and Phang Nga road to reach the now-famous Shrine of Serene Light. You would expect to find only elders seating around the many long tables, scrutinising

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Phuket Markets, where to find them what to expect

Phuket Fresh Markets

Phuket Markets, where to find them what to expect [toc] Phuket markets are a great way to get close to real local life with very little effort, and Phuket is not different. Markets are everywhere around the island, every community and every village has one, small or large, permanent or occasional. Some are daily market, often open until the end of the afternoon, some are available only certain days of

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Lor Rong Market – Phuket Specialties

Lor Rong Food Market

Shopping for Phuket Specialties Had enough tourist food and want to try real Phuket specialties? When visiting Phuket Town, if you have a bit of time and are curious about Phuket real local food, you have to stop by Lor Rong Market. This little food place might just look like any others, but is in fact a very well known and popular venue for Phuket people and very few long

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