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From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Petchakasem Road) through Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga see more

There is fairly regular boat service between Phuket and nearby islands including Koh Yao and Koh Phi Phi. During the high season (October-May), travelers may also see more

Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which see more

Flying to Phuket is arguably the easiest way to get to the island. Most domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Phuket and Bangkok, see more

 

Shopping in Phuket

As in most other Thai tourist destinations, Phuket features outstanding shopping opportunities, from street markets to shopping malls, and visitors can buy souvenir products from all over Thailand, such as Thai silk and chopstick sets, or essential beach supplies, such as swimwear, sun block, and children’s beach toys. Locally produced handicrafts that are popular with visitors to Phuket include cultured pearls, neilloware, pewterware, and dried seafood. Specialist shops dealing in souvenir products can be found in and around Phuket Town and at the more popular beaches of Patong, Kata, Karon, and Rawai. There are various other shopping districts in isolated inland areas of Phuket as well.

Recommended Shopping Places



1 Banzaan Fresh Market Patong

Location : Sai Kor Rd., Patong Beach Banzaan Fresh Market Patong Banzaan Market (‘banzaan’ means 'fresh market' in Hokkien) is very clean and bright, it might lack a bit of the local feel you get in other fresh markets on the island, but foods on display is of very good quality and offers a wider variety as well. A good way to start on the first days and try to get to a real local one later.

Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. – 09:00 am.

2 Canal Village Shopping Center

Location : At Laguna Resorts & Hotels, Srisoonthorn Rd. Canal Village Shopping Center Set around the village's pleasant courtyard are more than 30 shops offering a range of products and services from carefully crafted antiques to designer clothing; from film processing to currency exchange. One can easily while away a good part of an afternoon lounging in one of the cafes, or just strolling along the covered walkways to marvel at the fine window displays.

Opening Hours Early afternoon – late evening
Contact Tel. 0 7636 2300

3 Central Festival Phuket

Location : Vichitsongkram Rd., Mueang District Central Festival Phuket This new luxury shopping mall is on the outskirts of Phuket Town at the junction between Wichitsongkram Road and Chalermprakiat Road (Bypass Road). Boasting over 250 shops and more than 50 restaurants, it has just about everything you could want under one roof. There is a big department store, a supermarket, food hall and a fantastic variety of shops. Most of the shops are chains selling genuine designer goods. The prices are therefore higher than other shopping malls but still better than you will find in western countries for the same goods.

Opening Hours Mon - Sun from 10:30 am. - 10:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7629 1111

4 Downtown Market (Phuket Town)

Location : In Phuket Town on Ranong Rd. Downtown Market (Phuket Town The oldest market in Phuket is located in Phuket Town on Ranong Road. It’s one of the best fresh fruit and vegetable markets and opens extremely early in the morning between 3am and 9am so you need to be early if you want to visit. The very freshest foods are sold here and come direct from the local farms, so many Phuket restaurants shop at this time to get the best produce. There’s a small extension to the market on the other side of the road selling fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the day.

Opening Hours Daily from 03:00 am. - 09:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7627 1241

5 Expo Fashion Market

Location : Tilok Uthit 2 Road near the Thavorn Grand Hotel Expo Fashion Market This indoor clothes and accessories market is on Tilok Uthit 2 Road near the Thavorn Grand Hotel in Phuket Town. It is one of the best places to get good deals on clothes. On the road outside are more shops selling more clothes and household products. It is open seven days a week.


6 Jung Ceylon Shopping Mall

Location : Rat-u-thit 200 Years Rd., Patong Beach Jung Ceylon Shopping Mall This major new development in Patong is now fully open. Business disputes delayed development by over a year but it opened in 2007. There is plenty of parking underneath but not surprisingly they have started charging to stop people from using it as a parking base for their night out down Bangla Road. A shopping receipt from one of the major outlets will get 3-hours of free parking and only a small charge for staying beyond the allotted time. This mall will certainly have a significant impact on the shopping scene in Patong. The beachside stalls selling their vastly overpriced trinkets and fakes will take a big hit. In the long run this can only be a good thing for visitors to Patong who have been overcharged for their shopping for far too long. How to get there: Right on famous lively Patong Beach, the prettiest beach in Phuket. Or t’s on the corner of Bangla Road and Rat-u-thit 200 Years Road (Patong Soi 2), the busiest spot on Patong Beach

Opening Hours 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7660 0111
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7 Karon Shopping Plaza

Location : Patak Rd., Karon Beach Karon Shopping Plaza With a wide range of souvenirs, clothing and Thai handicrafts, the Karon Plaza on the Karon beach front will not disappoint. Open until late in the evening, the undercover market is laid out over a large area with many stalls to delve into and explore. The market has everything you will need for a beach holiday with sarongs, bikinis, sun dresses, shorts, T-shirts and sunglasses. To add a touch of Thai to your home there are plenty of trinkets, silk cushion covers, table runners and novelty items. It is recommended you haggle for a good price as few vendors display pricing.

Opening Hours Early afternoon – late evening

8 Naka Weekend Market Phuket

Location : Mueang District Naka Weekend Market Phuket Visitors of this market will find all sorts of items, such as clothing, shoes, accessories, home decorative items, flowers, fresh and preserved food items. It is very popular among both local teenagers and foreign visitors. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from around 06.00 p.m. onwards.

How to get there
If heading to Central Festival along the bypass road, go straight past Central and take the first left. Then just follow the road down until you see the weekend market on the right.
Opening Hours Sat – Sun 06:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

9 Ocean Shopping Mall

Location : Tilok-U-Thit Rd., Mueang District Ocean Shopping Mall In Phuket Town, almost next door to Robinsons on Tilok Uthit 1 Road is Ocean Shopping Mall. This is a down-market shopping mall where you can find some good quality goods at very reasonable prices. It contains mostly clothing stores but you can also find CDs, souvenirs, toys, telephones and more.

Contact Tel. 0 7622 3057

10 Premium Outlet Phuket

Location : Patong Hill on the Bypass Rd., Thalang District Premium Outlet Phuket Premium Outlet Phuket is the first modern and the largest architecturally of a shopping mall in Tambon Thalang on the Bypass Road (Chalemprakiat Road) near the junction with Thepkrassatri Road. It is combination of modern design, used to underscore a traditional theme. It is an area of clothes and accesory shops selling genuine designer goods that are either out of season or have minor flaws. The merchandise is still good quality and is sold at significant discount, with over 300 retail outlets within the complex and has over 500 parking spaces. Premium Outlet Phuket isn’t all about bargain clothes though, it is also a great place to buy leather goods, house ware, home furnishings, gits and toys as well as computer equipment and audio visual items. You will find the special price product up to 80% off everyday.
Hotels in Thalang area

How to get there
When heading towards the airport, it is located just over Patong Hill on the Bypass Road (aka Chalearmprakiet Ror 9 Road)
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 09:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7635 0500-3

11 Supercheap

Location : Thepkasatree Rd., Phuket Town Supercheap Super Cheap is not your everyday super shop... it is a humongous overgrown gigantic monster warehouse selling every possible item you would find in a fresh market, a bazaar, pharmacy, stationary and a construction storehouse. It is a labyrinth of 'everything you need to live and open a local business'. It probably would never pass any international construction standards. The main area appears quite 'normal', with very high ceilings and concrete pillars, and from there it seems to have grown in any and all direction according to the need of the moment.

Opening Hours Daily from 05:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7629 8600

12 The Plaza Surin

Location : Cherngthalay, Thalang District The Plaza Surin THE PLAZA SURIN is an enchanting boutique-style shopping and dining experience. The twelve distinctive stores offer original one-of-a-kind items that are sophisticated, classy and fashionable. Whether you are in search of contemporary Thai furnishings, imaginative artwork, natural spa products, top-end audiovisual equipment, or gorgeous silk garments, The Plaza Surin offers something for everyone. The Plaza Surin also serves sumptuous food and delicious drinks at the ultra-modern Silk Restaurant and Bar. Silk serves mouthwatering gourmet traditional Thai cuisine in a stylishly relaxed atmosphere. The Plaza Surin – a unique Phuket shopping and dining experience.

Contact Tel. 0 7627 1241

13 Night Market of Old Phuket Town

Location : Phuket Town Night Market of Old Phuket Town During the nineteenth century, the beginning of the tin boom led to creation of many nice mansions and shops which are still well preserved. The typical architectural style of the region is described as Sino-Portuguese and has mainly a Mediterranean character. The shops fronts facing the street are very narrow, but stretch back a long way in. Several shops have old wooden doors with Chinese fretwork carvings, especially along the Dibuk Road. Walking tours in this area which is called Old Phuket are easy to find and very pleasant. Other streets with similar structures are Phang-nga, Yaowarat, Thalang, and Krabi. Hotels in Phuket Town area

How to get there
Going from Phuket Town to Old Phuket Town by motorcycle taxi.

14 Turtle Village

Location : Mai Khao (Near JW Marriott Resort & Spa Phuket) Turtle Village Turtle village has been purpose built to blend harmoniously with the island's natural setting. It offers an array of premium international brand name products and provides a variety of casual dining restaurants and bars that will enrich your stay at our fully integrated resort.

Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7631 4898

15 Villa Market @ Home Pro Village

Location : Chao Fa West Rd., Chalong Villa Market @ Home Pro Village Villa Market, part of HomePro Village is located on the right hand side before the Chalong Circle. For those coming from the airport the southern part of Phuket wanting to stock up on some treats, is not just your average supermarket. Its products are mostly organic and cater to people who care about health issues and seem their customer-based consists largely of foreigners as all signs are in English.

Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 10:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7638 1888

1 Art & Galleries

Phuket Modern Art
Phuket Modern Art
Touch a new world of Art Galleries in Phuket which provided all over the island. More paintings or fine arts can make you get more idea and will bring you to a sphere of imagination. All art galleries in Phuket welcome to all art lovers.

Art de Phunara
Location : Srisoontorn Rd., Bang Tao Beach
Category : Interior design service
Tel.: 0 7652 7562, 08 1698 1412
Phuket Modern Art
Location : Patong Beach Rd.
Category : Art Paintings
Tel.: 08 9646 8838, 08 1476 1871
Art in Garden
Location : Rawai - Nai Harn area
Category : Art works of Thai
Tel.: 0 7628 8418, 08 1289 6415
Soul of Asia
Location : Phuket town
Category : Asian Paintings, Artifacts, Buddha Images
Tel.: 0 7621 1122

2 Fabrics & Textiles

Chai Batik
Chai Batik
Colorful textile of batik shop in Phuket also provided to all things about "Batik" as batik equipment or batik supplies in Phuket with the quality products from an expert batik creative designer. Every process throughout the details of Phuket batik will surely make the customer are pleasant forever.

Fiber is woven into textiles to be "SILK". A unique passion of a fine smooth silk is a real meaning of Thai treasure. Outstanding selections provide you in Phuket silk shops with the other collections to fulfill your requirement. Every sheet of silk is made from the quality process. Some silk shops in Phuket you can found brocades to make you a perfect dressing.

Weaving developed in the smooth fabric in the different colors. Fabric designs to update fashion collection at this time. Choose what kind of the fabric you need to create your own stylish trend. See for more information about fabric in Phuket from Phuketindex.com.

Full service tailors in Phuket located throughout the island. Easy found if you need a new suit or any dresses. Design apparel in your new style to be an outstanding dress by choosing Phuket tailors to reflect your need. Menswear or womenswear show your new good looking. Try your new dress here!
Chai Batik
Location : Yaowarat Rd., Mueang District
Category : Batik
Tel.: 0 7621 4502
Plaza Del Mar
Location : Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay
Category : Silk Shops
Tel.: 0 7631 8100
Jim Thompson Thai Silk
Location : Canal Village, Laguna Phuket
Category : Silk Shops
Tel.: 0 7627 0957
Unique Fashion Design
Location : Karon Beach
Category : Tailors
Tel.: 0 7633 3473, 08 7271 3583

3 Fashions & Accessories

Central Festival Phuket
Central Festival Phuket
Good looking can make many people are impressive at first sight. New trend clothing fashion always changes every time. Follow up an up to date fashion with Phuket clothing shop for your beautiful dresses or shirts. All men and women can try for your best looking as well as funny party or any special occasions.
Central Festival Phuket
Location : Vichitsongkram Rd., Mueang District
Category : Women's fashion
Tel.: 0 7629 1111
Jamin Design
Location : Thalang Rd., Thalang District
Category : Clothing
Tel.: 0 7625 8296, 08 9471 8477
Charoenporn Optical
Location : Thalang Rd., Thalang District
Category : Watch Stores
Tel.: 0 7621 3415
The Plaza Surin
Location : Cherngthalay, Thalang District
Category : Clothing
Tel.: 0 7621 1122

4 Gems, Pearls & Jewelry

Wealthy Gems
Wealthy Gems
Thailand is a leading producer of sapphires and the world's largest cutter of coloured stones. Thai artisans can also craft jewelry to suit international tastes, with prices set according to the amount of workmanship and detail of the individual item. Gold jewellery and ornaments are also a bargain in Thailand, with prices fixed according to "baht" weight of the item and the level of craftsmanship.
Ocean Plaza Patong Beach
Location : Tawiwong Rd., Patong Beach
Category : Jewelry
Tel.: 0 7634 1163-7
The Plaza Surin
Location : Cherngthalay, Thalang District
Tel.: 0 7621 1122
Phuket Pearl Factory
Location : Thepkrasattri Rd., Kohkaew
Category : Pearl jewelry, Pearl Rings, Earrings, etc.
Tel.: 0 7623 8002
Wealthy Gems
Location : Ocean Plaza Patong, front beach branch
Category : Thai Gold, Jewelry,
Tel.: 0 7623 8002

5 Gifts and Souvenirs

Baan Phu Chao Fa
Baan Phu Chao Fa
Welcome to the time of impression of gifts and souvenirs in Phuket. Gifts and souvenirs shops in Phuket feature a large collection to make you have memorable time during in Phuket. Find out more gifts and souvenirs for your friends or your lover. Gifts and souvenirs in Bang Tao – Laguna are designed in a various style and more attractive for everyone. Authentic gifts and souvenirs are available around Bang Tao – Laguna area as one popular location for many foreigners in Phuket. Visit gifts and souvenirs shops in Bang Tao – Laguna to feel a complete experience in Phuket.
Baan Phu Chao Fa
Location : Chaofa West Rd., Chalong Bay
Category : Pottery, Ceramics
Tel.: 08 5168 1063
Porn Thip
Location : Phuket Town
Category : Center Gift Shop
โทร.: 0 7626 1555-6
Cocoon Design
Location : Surin Beach, Cherngtalay
Category : Interior Design
Tel.: 0 7621 1122
Siam Sea Shells Inc
Location : Wiset Rd., Rawai Beach
Category : Sea - shells, Carved Shells
Tel.: 0 7628 9038
Kinnaree House
Location : Patak Rd., Rawai Beach
Category : Thai Handicraft Ceramic
Tel.: 0 7628 1050
 

6 OTOP Shop

Kornthong
Kornthong
For the first time visitor, the initial introduction to Phuket's shopping opportunities is often the beachside stalls. You can find all kinds of trinkets, fake designer labels, copied CDs etc. The first thing to say is this is really not the place to do your shopping. The quality of the goods is variable and the prices are higher than can be found elsewhere. The beachside stallholders are paying high rents for their prime locations and of course, they pass this on to their customers. Their opening price may well be triple or quadruple what they are willing to accept. Even if you haggle them down to their bottom price, you can probably find the same product cheaper elsewhere.
Kornthong
Location : Thepkrasattri Rd., Phuket Town
Category : Chili Paste, Crispy Fried, Roasted Shrimp
Tel.: 0 7637 7646
 

7 Sports Shop

All 4 Diving
All 4 Diving
Cycling in South Thailand means avoiding the mountains but it doesn't mean it is all flat. Some regions are surprisingly hilly though never high. South Thailand is very different from north Thailand. It offers some of the most spectacular beaches on earth, some of the most beautiful national parks, exceptional diving spots and great cycling options.
All 4 Diving
Location : Sawatdirak Rd., Patong Beach
Category : Diving equipment
Tel.: 0 7634 4611
Kamala Diving Center
Location : Rim Had Rd., Kamala Beach
Category : Aqualung equipments, Regulators, Fins, Masks
Tel.: 08 9591 8105
Beach Boy Bike Shop
Location : Patak Rd., Kata Beach
Category : Bicycles, Cycling Gear, Equipment
Tel.: 0 7628 4022
LA Bike Shop
Location : Bangkok Rd., Phuket Town
Category : Bicycles
Tel.: 0 7625 6165
Dive Asia
Location : Soi Patak Soi 2, Kata Beach
Category : Diving equipment
Tel.: 0 7628 4179
Super Sports
Location : Robinson Ocean Dept Store 4th, Tilok-U-Thit Rd.,
Category : Sport Category Killer
Tel.: 0 7625 6530

8 Thai Handicrafts

Kinnaree House
Kinnaree House
Wickerwork products are used in every aspect of daily life in Thailand. Furniture, baskets, hats, mats, even walls for simple homes are made from natural fibre, and created into objects of beauty and function. The attraction of wickerwork is its simplicity, using the strength and resilience of cut and dri ed bamboo and rattan that are woven into forms that are light, strong, and attractive. Take a look down Ranong Rd in Phuket City for shops selling beautifully woven baskets, mats, blinds and other functional wicker products.
Kinnaree House
Location : Patak Rd., Rawai Beach
Category : Silverware, Thai Silk, ceramic
Tel.: 0 7628 1050
The Plaza Surin
Location : Cherngthalay, Thalang District
Category : Furnishings, Products handicrafts
Tel.: 0 7621 1122