Banzaan Market in Phuket

Patong Beach Shopping

Many visitors will enjoy exploring Banzaan Market in Patong, a modern-looking Thai fresh market on Sai Kor Road, right behind the megamall Jungceylon. Basically, you can get anything that one would expect from a local market here but in a much more pleasant environment. Prices are reasonable.

The Banzaan Market is the brainchild of a well-known Phuket family who sought to offer shoppers an alternative experience other than visiting a typical local market. The word ‘banzaan’ means fresh market in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect popular among many overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia.


Banzaan Market Highlights

The large building was designed by Chinese and Western architects and it features contemporary décor and style (they even have escalators!) Goods are displayed in an attractive and clean manner, allowing you to shop in style in your Jimmy Choo shoes, without the need for waterproof boots. Once inside Banzaan market, shoppers will notice specific sections for fresh food, meat, seafood, vegetables, flowers, Thai sweets and dried goods, as well as a selection of bizarre-looking but delicious fruits. All are neatly presented; even the pigs hanging upside down are arranged neatly.

And don’t miss a chance to sample some fresh exotic drinks such as sugarcane, coconut and guava juice (the latter known as a good source of vitamin C as one medium-sized guava fruit contains about 150mg of vitamin C). If you don’t feel like cooking lunch or dinner, have a look through the vast selection of ready-to-eat meals.

 

Good to Know about Banzaan Market

The big upstairs food court features a comfortable and clean dining space with quick service. The menu consists mainly of Thai food, so don’t expect KFC or fast food of any kind but lunch here will probably cost you less than 100 baht. Also, there are many small kiosks selling clothes, shoes, children’s toys, gifts, artificial orchids and other types of flowers. Also, in a unique twist, Banzaan Market is also home to a radio station, Smooth Smile FM 105MHz that broadcasts daily from 06:00 – 02:00.

Another important building at Banzaan is a small but attractive Chinese shrine called Hok Siean Tua located at the front of the market. Though founded only in January 2011, it has quickly become a popular spiritual centre for many Patong residents, especially during the annual Vegetarian Festival. Overall, Banzaan Market comes across as a friendly neighborhood market in Phuket. Go see it for yourself!

Banzaan Market

Opening Hours: Daily from 07:00 – 17:00
Location: On Sai Kor Road, right behind the Jungceylon megamall in Patong

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