From fashion and accessories to art and antiques, Phuket shopping spots guarantee a day (or two) filled with bargains and incredible finds. Plan trips to Phuket Weekend Night Market for Thai street food and souvenirs, and spend an afternoon in the cool boutiques at Central Festival Phuket. Most Phuket shopping spots are within close traveling distance from one another, allowing tourists to hit several places in one day – and shop ’til they drop!
Chillva Market in Ratsada is one of Phuket‘s most popular nighttime shopping destinations. It’s large enough to offer tourists a wide variety of shopping, dining and sightseeing yet small enough to make a perfect casual night out. Chillva Market has a festive energy in the evening and is brimming with live entertainment. It’s open six nights a week, Monday through Saturday, from 5:00PM to 11:00 PM. In addition to souvenir and clothing shops, the trendy Chillva Market is a great place to sample some scrumptious authentic Thai cuisine.
Check In to Blu Monkey Bed and Breakfast, Step Out to Chillva Market
Karon Temple Market
Karon Temple Market is one of the most popular street markets in Phuket. Karon Temple Market is located next to Wat Suwan Khiri Khet and is open from 4:00 to 9:00 PM on Fridays and from 4:00 to 11 PM on Tuesdays.
Visitors should take the time to experience the eclectic mix of goods offered at Karon Temple Market. Tourists will find fantastic Thai food as well as great prices on handbags, clothes, makeup, handmade soaps and handicrafts of all sorts. Popular souvenirs include classic sarongs, scarves, and an impressive mix of home goods.
Check In to Karon Sea Side Hotel, Step Out to Karon
Central Festival Phuket
Travelers will find another great Phuket shopping experience at Central Festival Phuket. This multi-level Phuket shopping center is located in Phuket Town and has just about every type of retail outlet you can imagine.
The shops in the Central Festival Phuket go way beyond clothing and accessories. You will find boutiques and stores with books and stationary, cosmetics, electronics, furniture, home goods, office equipment, and sporting goods. Of course, a vast array of culinary options that range from cheap Thai food to fine dining establishments.
Central Festival Phuket is open from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week.
Check In to DARA Hotel, Step Out to Central Festival Phuket
Phuket Weekend Night Market
Phuket Weekend Night Market is actually divided into two sections. One section is covered, and the other remains wide open to the night sky. The covered features many second-hand shops that sell gently worn jeans, shirts, and other clothing. Souvenirs also are easy to find in the covered market. In the uncovered portion of Phuket Weekend Night Market, you can shop for different types of electronics, cell phones, and media. You will also run into fun fashion accessories, stunning jewelry, delightful watches, and a diverse mixture of just about every type of item you can imagine.
Check In to Little Nyonya Hotel, Step Out to Phuket Weekend Night Market
Sunday Walking Street Market
Sunday Walking Street Market opens at 4:00 PM on Sunday, and it welcomes visitors through the evening when it closes at 10:00 PM. Sunday night in Phuket is full of both locals and tourists walking through a fascinating collection of food and souvenir shops at the Sunday Walking Street Market. Since Sunday Walking Street Market is open for six hours on Sunday evening, you’ll have plenty of time to try a variety of Thai street dishes and find the perfect gifts and souvenirs.
Check In to Phuket Center Hotel, Step Out to Sunday Walking Street Market
Banzaan Fresh Market & Jungceylon Shopping Center
Jungceylon Shopping Center opens at 11:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM seven days a week, and along with tons of fashion stores and restaurants, it also features several kid-friendly attractions, like Kidzoona, a movie theater and a dazzling fountain show. A portion of Jungceylon Shopping Center is built around a lake, where the fountain show takes place, so families can plan a picnic lunch and enjoy some time outside – as well as inside – the mall.
Jungceylon Shopping Center is also home to Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, a fabulous family-friendly resort hotel that offers incredible views of the Andaman Sea, an onsite pool and convenient access to several nearby Phuket attractions.
Banzaan Fresh Market is one of Phuket‘s 10 best food markets. The market opens at 5:00 PM and stays open until 11:00 PM, six days a week. (Banzaan Fresh Market is closed on Wednesday). Guests will find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood as well as oodles of Thai desserts, snacks, and sweet-smelling native flowers.