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 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 de

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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] 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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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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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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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

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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EmQuartier Bangkok Shopping Mall

EmQuartier Shopping Mall Bangkok

The EmQuartier Bangkok [toc] EmQuartier is an enormous and trendy shopping mall in a strategic part of the busy Sukhumvit Road. EmQuartier is actually a massive extension of the existing Emporium shopping mall that was built in 1997, run by the same company responsible for the famous Siam Paragon Bangkok. Obviously, the management had 15 years to study the market in this part of Sukhumvit, and knew there was enough

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Asiatique the Riverfront – Bangkok Night Market

Asiatique the Riverfront Bangkok

Asiatique the Riverfront [toc] Asiatique the Riverfront is a gigantic night market close to the centre of Bangkok. This shopping & entertainment paradise is divided into four distinct zones and the theme is all about the past of Bangkok as a trading harbour. In the 19th century and under the reign of King Rama V, 'Port of East Asiatic' was the first pier of Thailand where people could trade with

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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 Beach

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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MBK Center Bangkok

MBK Shopping Mall in Bangkok

A budget mall in the heart of Bangkok [toc] MBK Center is an iconic budget shopping mall standing in the heart of Bangkok since 1985, best known for its bazaar product and tons of knock off goods. The location at the top of the 'shopping mile' in Siam district makes it very convenient to access and with more than 2,000 shops and stalls, the size is simply enormous. While its

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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 opened a very long time, and the amount of furniture and accessories

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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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Kathu Night Market in Phuket ✳️

Vintage Market Phuket in Kathu, Phuket

What is Kathu Night Market? [toc] Kathu Night Market (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 market is still a very young market, but it shows a lot of potentials. You can find a lot of delicious local food at low prices, a bit of shopping, mostly

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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 effortless to find and close to most travellers itinerary, many visitors miss it entirely

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