A few years back when the first shopping mall opened in Phuket, locals asked “Where is it all leading to?” Nowadays, with Phuket more developed, malls are ubiquitous but happily have not smothered the Thai traditional market life on the island.
Thai people like to ‘group’ their shops so that if you are looking for a particular item there will be several shops selling on the same street.
Jungceylon Shopping MallPatong Beach
Standing downtown, diagonally opposite Bangla Road, the Jungceylon Shopping Complex has radically changed the face of shopping in Patong. The two main stores in the complex are Robinson - a gleaming well-lit upper end department store, and Big C supermarket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00
- Address: 199 Rat-U-thit 200 Pee Road, near Bangla Road, Patong
- Tel: +66 (0)7 660 0111
Phuket Weekend Market (Talad Tairod)Phuket Town
This busy market is as much a social event as a commercial one so be prepared for lots of smiles and bartering. For sale are jeans, T-shirts, custom jewelry, artificial flowers, DVDs, sports shoes and a lot of secondhand goods. And of course a Thai market would not be complete without lots of delicious snacks. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sat -Sun from 16:00 til 21:00
- Location: Talad Tai Rot is located along Chao Fa West Road, Phuket’s main thoroughfare, one kilometre south of Central Festival shopping mall and is opposite Wat Naka, a Buddhist temple. Take a left at the first set of traffic lights.
Central Festival PhuketPhuket Town
Central Festival Phuket is an air-conditioned, fully equipped shopping mall lying just outside of Phuket Town. If you are coming from Patong, Central lies on your left, before the main crossroads as you enter Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:30 - 22:00
- Location: On the Bypass Road in Phuket Town
- Tel: +66 (0)76 291 111
Chillva MarketPhuket Town
Chillva Market Phuket is a cool, trendy night market with a somewhat bohemian vibe and an impressive selection of food, fashion and other stalls, despite a relatively small size. Hard to miss by the side of Yaowarat Road, it has a distinctive look created by the use of colourful shipping containers as shopfronts. It beats other options to the top of our list of the best night markets in Phuket because of its overwhelmingly local feel, with mostly local prices. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Container shops only: daily 16:00 – 22:00
Full market: Thu – Sat 16:00 – 23:00
- Location: 141/2 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town
- Tel: +66 (0)99 152 1919
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/Chillvamarket
Phuket Walking StreetPhuket Town
Phuket Walking Street is the latest attraction featured in Phuket Old Town. Also-known-as Lardyai (talaad yai), which means ‘big market’ in southern Thai dialect, this weekly market started in October 2013 and is hosted on the beautifully renovated Thalang Road, right in the middle of the historical Sino-Portuguese district of Phuket Town. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Every Sun from 16:00 – 22:00
- Location: Thalang Road, Phuket Old Town
Banzaan MarketPatong Beach
Many visitors will enjoy exploring Banzaan Market in Patong, a modern-looking Thai fresh market on Nanai 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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 07:00 – 17:00
- Location: On Sai Kor Road, right behind the Jungceylon megamall in Patong
Phuket Old Town Handicraft ShopsPhuket Town
Phuket’s Old Town is not only a picturesque and fascinating place to explore; it also features atmospheric handicraft stores as well as textile shops. Locally made handicrafts are found along these streets and along Phang Nga and Yaowarat roads several artists have set up studios that sell classic as well as more modern-themed works. Read More...
Jim Thompson was an American businessman who, in the 1950s and 60s helped revitalise the Thai silk industry. He mysteriously disappeared from Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands in 1967 but his business momentum has carried on and nowadays the name Jim Thompson is synonymous with high-quality silk items as diverse as shirts to bed sheets to toys. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 22:00
- Location: Ground floor Central Festival Phuket
Karon Temple MarketKaron Beach
Wat Karon’s compound covers approximately 12,000sqm, and twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) becomes a lively market at which visitors can find a great choice of products, and local food, giving a real insight into local culture. The ranges of products on display at the market is definitely tourist oriented: from fluorescent Singha beer sleeveless T-shirts to Thai-style bags, scarves and sarongs to multi-coloured swimsuits and beachwear to flower-shaped soap carvings to Muay Thai (Thai boxing) shorts to branded (unofficially) watches and handbags to cheap jewellery – all affordable gifts and souvenirs to take back home. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Every Tue and Fri from 16:00 - 22:00
- Location: Wat Karon on Patak Road, Central Karon
Premium Outlet PhuketPhuket Town
The shops at Premium Outlet Phuket on the Bypass Road deal in guaranteed brand-name clothing and sports accessories at bargain prices. Apart from Thai brands, other articles on sale include Lacoste, Guy Laroche, Hush Puppies, Warner Bros, Pierre Cardin, Van Heusen, Levi’s, Lee, Nautica, Adidas and Nike and feature discounts of up to 70%. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: On the Bypass Road (aka Chalearmprakiet Ror 9 Road)