Phuket shopping opportunities were very limited in the past but over the last decade or so this has drastically changed. There are many wonderful new Phuket shopping venues which have opened up so as to meet the demand from both local residents as well as from the high end travel segment.
Phuket now has a number of modern shopping malls, large food retailers and department stores. You can read more about these type of Phuket shopping venues in this section of our Phuket guide. If you have specific questions about shopping in Phuket then you should visit one of the Phuket forums listed in our Phuket travel guide.
Tourists will also encounter the typical Phuket shopping venues all over the island such as the hundreds of Phuket tailors, jewelry shops and shops selling the latest fake brand name items of bootleg movies.
These types of Phuket shopping venues can be found in all the tourist areas on Phuket such as Patong, Kamala and the Laguna resort area.
The type of tourists that visit Phuket has also changed as more and more families are now choosing Phuket as their travel destination and especially Patong has seen many changes.
You can now see many families walking around the streets of Patong and one of the main reasons is because of the new Jungceylon shopping mall which opened in the center of Patong.
Phuket Shopping Venues
Phuket Lotus - One of the oldest and most popular Phuket shopping destinations is the Phuket Lotus which is part of the British Tesco group. Many local residents prefer to go shopping their due to the excellent selection of goods and products which can be found at this Phuket shopping venue and of course because of the low prices. Phuket Lotus is located along the Phuket by pass road.
Big C Phuket - The Big C is a popular Thai retail giant which operates a massive Phuket shopping venue close to Phuket Lotus along the by Pass road of Phuket. Thai people love shopping at the Big C Phuket as their prices are generally the cheapest found anywhere on Phuket and there is plenty of indoor parking space. There are also many food and beverage outlets at the Phuket shopping destination as well as a bowling alley.
Central Carnival Phuket - This beautiful modern and large Phuket shopping mall is opened by the Central group and houses hundreds of shops, boutiques, restaurants, fast food outlets and a state of the art cinema and gym and spa. This popular Phuket shopping venue attracts mostly somewhat more high end shoppers who are looking for original brand names.
Phuket Makro - A very popular Phuket shopping venue with local Phuket businesses and Phuket expats is most certainly the Phuket Makro store. This large Phuket shopping destinations is not really interesting for tourists as the Phuket Marko sells mostly consumer items and food items in bulk.
Phuket Shopping Mall
Jungceylon Phuket - The latest Phuket shopping mall to have opened up is the Phuket Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong beach. This wonderful Phuket shopping venue is rather impressive and shoppers will encounter a very large selection of shops, restaurants, Phuket bars, massage services and a beautiful multi screen cinema. If you love to shop then you simply must visit this Phuket shopping mall.
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