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Shopping In Phuket

Phuket is known for its dried seafood, pearls, antiques made of copper, tin and other metals.

Phuket beach markets at Patong, Rawai, Kata or Karon are best to shop for souvenirs or antiques. Right from beach to sportswear, souvenirs and handicrafts, optical shops, pharmacies, jewelry, shells, t-shirts and more, you’ll get it all at these charming beach markets.

Experience the thrills of a night market at Naka Weekend market (Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 PM onwards). Located on the outskirts of Phuket city, close to Naka Temple, this market throbs with life till almost 10 pm. Here you can shop for anything and everything ranging from home decor to clothes, shoes, fresh food, snacks, toys, DVDs, comic books, handicrafts, antiques and much more, for cheap prices.

You must visit the night market in the Old Phuket Town for a traditional Thai night market experience. Shop here for souvenirs, silks, clothing items and more. Make sure you spend plenty of time at the fascinating food section. In this area, you’ll also see plenty of authentic Sino-Portuguese row houses with the typical courtyards and narrow fronts. Most of these shop houses have been converted into galleries, bars and restaurants.

If you’re a brand conscious person, head to Turtle Village at Mai Khao beach, which has plenty of international brands. Besides clothing, you can shop for dining items, gifts and Thai souvenirs here. You’ll also find upscale restaurants and cafes here.

If you dig for shopping malls, then the Central Festival in Phuket town is a must-visit. This massive shopping hub houses over 120 stores selling everything from books to laptops, clothes, international brands, household items, DVDs, toys, fashion accessories, bags and also plenty of food and drinks.

Phuket is known for its dried seafood, pearls, antiques made of copper, tin and other metals.

Phuket beach markets

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