What to do at Jungceylon?
Note: Jungceylon Shopping Center is closed until end of 2022 for massive renovations
- What to do at Jungceylon?
- Shopping at Jungceylon Phuket
- Restaurants at Jungceylon
- Le Siam
- Churrasco Steakhouse
- The Irish Times
- Wine Connection
- The Food Court
- What to Do at Jungceylon?
- Movie Theater
- Water and Light show
- Where to Stay at Jungceylon
- Millennium Resort at Jungceylon
- Useful Tips
- Don’t miss Banzaan Market!
- Photo Gallery
- Jungceylon Shopping Center Info
- Jungceylon Shopping Center Map
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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 shops, massage, a two-storey supermarket and many attractions on the upper levels.
Jungceylon is a perfect hideaway when it rains in Phuket or when the heat becomes unbearable, and occasionally people go there for shopping. In case you were wondering, Jungceylon is the name given to Phuket Island 100 years ago.
Shopping at Jungceylon Phuket
Several brands are available in Jungceylon, mostly at Robinson Department Store and in the first building. An Apple store, computer shops and large sports shops should keep you busy for a while. For phones, games and electronics, go to the top floor of the second building, next to the cinemas. ‘Big C’ is a 2-storey supermarket with all the groceries you need for your holiday cooking or daily life.
Restaurants at Jungceylon
Plenty of choices, but they are pricier than anywhere else. To give you a scale: a double espresso at Starbucks is 100 Baht here while 80 Baht at Central Festival. On a scorching day, you can still eat Thai food in an air-con room.
Le Siam serves good Thai food, not too sophisticated despite the fancy decor, not spicy and affordable.
Churrasco Steakhouse is a great steakhouse with South American cuisine found in the back of Jungceylon. Serves imported Wagyu and Black Angus steaks: Tenderloin, Ribeye, Striploin, T-Bone and Porterhouse cuts.
The Irish Times
The Irish Times is an Irish Pub serving breakfast (from 11 am), lunch and dinner. Expect great ribs, BBQ chicken wings, Fish & and chips burgers…. and a quiz night every Wednesday.
Wine Connection is a popular franchise serving affordable European and Thai food. As the name implies, they also have a wine cellar at a reasonable price too!
The Food Court
The food court is located under the mall, where all the souvenir shops are, the food court has a lot more food to offer than people expect, and surprisingly, the Thai food served is more Thai than most tourist restaurants found in the streets nearby.
MK Gold Suki is a luxury version of the very popular MK Suki. This sukiyaki restaurant serves a higher quality of food. There is more choice, feels a bit trendier and as you expect, it is more expensive.
Fuji Japanese Restaurant is a popular restaurant serving decent Japanese food. As it is a franchise, quality is consistent across the whole country.
Shabushi is a fun concept of cooking your food (and still paying for it). It’s like MK Suki mentioned above, but the ingredients, such as meat and veggies, are passing by on a conveyor belt in front of you. Probably great for the kids, but the choice is limited, and the quality is so-so.
La Casa – a decent Italian restaurant formerly from Patong Bay Garden on the beach road
Classics franchises: Subway, Burger King, Starbucks, Haagen Dasz and the famous Coffee Club.
What to Do at Jungceylon?
Perfect in case of rain, here is a quick list of all the fun things to do in Jungceylon.
The central cinema consists of 6 Rooms Movie Theater. Next, a 4D Mini Movie Theater is where you wear 3D glasses on moving seats and pay to get motion sickness going down a virtual roller coaster.
You’ll find plenty of Foot Massage, Traditional Thai Massage and Facial treatments at the lower and upper levels. Prices are reasonable and a great way to relax the day after the party. Let’s not forget the ‘Fish Spa’ where hungry little suckerfish will “eat your dead skin”. Just try not to think about who dipped their sick legs in this aquarium before you.
Enjoy 12 lanes of Bowling with loud music and fluorescent flashing lights, pool tables, Karaoke boxes, pinballs and video games.
A large playground for kids is available on the top floor. It’s vast, colourful and all made of bouncy rubber, so kids can have tons of fun in there. The team in charge seems attentive and responsible, and parents can go for a short shopping spree knowing that kids are in a safe and fun place.
Water and Light show
Daily water and light shows narrate Phuket’s history while spraying you with water as you walk by on a windy day.
Where to Stay at Jungceylon
Millennium Resort at Jungceylon
Jungceylon even has an integrated and well-designed hotel. Millennium Resort Patong is a massive resort with a unique location if you want to stay in the heart of Patong Beach and just a short walk to the beach.
If you drive a car, you will soon find it hard to park it anywhere near Soi Bangla in the evening. Park it at Jungceylon Shopping Mall and buy anything or eat ice cream. But keep your receipt! This way you can get free parking till late. You might have to pay 20 Baht until midnight and up to 100 baht, but it is still a bargain! (you will have to walk down the driving way since the shops close at midnight, but it’s easy to find near the disco). If you lost your receipt in excitement to visit your first Go-Go Bar, get ready to pay 190 Baht! (serves you right 🙂
The Banzaan Fresh Market, located just behind Jungceylon Phuket, has a fantastic display of tropical fruits. You also can buy your fish on the ground floor and take it to the restaurants upstairs to have it cooked for a small fee.
Jungceylon Shopping Center Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 181, Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Phuket 83150
Open: 11 am – 10 pm
Phone: 076 600 111
Distance from Airport: 35 km
Jungceylon Shopping Center Map