Shopping in Patong
and Phuket Town
Phuket two biggest and upscale malls are Central Festival near Phuket Town
and Jungceylon in the heart of Patong on Rat-u-Thit Road near the east end
of Soi Bangla. Both malls have just about everything you could need.
Check their websites for more information:
181 Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Amphoe Kratu,Phuket
Tel :: 0 7660 0111, Fax :: 0 7660 0222
74-75 Wichit Songkhram Road, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket
Tel :: 0 7629 1000
Thailand is a shopper's paradise and many visitors to Phuket spend some of
their time in the markets and major malls. Particularly good buys are
clothing, both cheap locally produced streetwear and fancy Thai silk, and
all sorts of handicrafts. Electronics and computer gear are also widely
available, but prices are higher than in Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala
Thai specialty are the night markets found in almost every town.
Here a variety of vendors from designers to handicraft sellers have stalls
selling goods which cannot normally be found in malls.
can also find marvelously tacky modern clothing accessories. Witness pink
sandals with clear plastic platform heels filled with fake flowers.
Haggling is the norm and street shop's will charge you as much as they think
you can afford to pay which is usually much more than an item is worth.
It's not uncommon to buy something, walk away, and find somebody who
bought the same item for half or one third what you paid (or even less -
or even double!).