Phuket, the best shopping in Thailand
Retail therapy in Southeast Asia
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, is not only renowned for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife but also for offering an unparalleled shopping experience. As you wander through the bustling streets of this tropical paradise, you’ll find a diverse array of shopping options that cater to every taste and budget. From lively street markets and vibrant bazaars to upscale shopping malls and boutique stores, Phuket seamlessly blends traditional Thai craftsmanship with contemporary fashion trends.
Jungceylon Shopping Complex
Known to be one of the largest shopping malls in the area, the Jungceylon complex can fill up an entire day with its luxury cinema, bowling alley, and array of restaurants from all over the world, boasting their fine cuisines. Home to big-name brands as well as handicrafts, this complex should be your first stop if you want to get a few things from the modern world.
Thalang Road Walking Street
Strolling along the famous half-kilometre stretch, one encounters stalls representing a fusion of cultures, including Chinese, Muslim, Thai, and Indian influences. The weekly market provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the finest aspects of Thai tradition, showcasing local handicrafts and culinary delights, and is nice enough to count for one of Phuket attractions.
Chillva Night Market
Crafted from vividly coloured shipping containers, this market emanates a vibrant Bohemian atmosphere, establishing itself as the ultimate shopping destination in Phuket for the trendy and free-spirited traveller. The lively ambience is further elevated by cheerful presentations and music in the amphitheatre. As if that weren’t enticing enough, a weekly flea market assembles its tents here every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, adding an extra layer of excitement to the experience.
Indy Night Market
Discover incredibly affordable prices and a selection of distinctive and enjoyable finds exclusive to this market. If you’re interested in personalized souvenirs for yourself or your loved ones, explore the artist booths available. Beyond the shopping experience, Phuket’s night markets offer a culinary delight with delectable Thai delicacies, so be sure to indulge while you’re here – it makes for a great stop-off from a luxury resort like the Anantara Layan Phuket Resort.