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Fun Things to do in Phuket, Thailand - A guide for the shopaholic in you

The island of Phuket has many things for you to do while you are there on holiday and here is the list of the best.


Jungceylon Shopping Mall

This is an amazing shopping complex that will meet expectations of any kind of shopping enthusiasts who visit from all parts of the world. The shopping mall is home to some of the bigger names in the market like the Big C Supermarket and Robinson, which is an attractive upscale department store popular in this part of the world. Robinson is home to a wide range of interesting goods you can buy which include perfumes, cosmetics, watches, accessories, clothing, appliances, toys, footwear, and more. Apart from these attractions for a shopaholic, this mall is also home to various other shops where you will have the opportunity to buy goods like branded clothing, shoes, perfumes, computer games, mobile phones, electrical goods, sunglasses and accessories. This mall also has a cinema complex, a gaming arcade, a bowling alley and plenty of eateries.


Phuket Weekend Market

This is one of the most popular attractions for anybody who is planning on shopping in Phuket. More than just a place to shop at, this attractive outdoor market is a cultural and social experience in itself. You can travel through the area and take your time taking in the sights offered. The people who run the stalls here are very friendly and open to chat. Naturally, at this market, you will come across a varied selection of merchandise like jeans, artificial flowers, t-shirt, jewellery, bags, watches, electronics, mobile phones and second-hand items at thrift shops. Like most shops in this part of the world, you will be able to bargain and reduce the price when you are buying in bulk. Apart from shops that sell goods and merchandise, you will also find food stalls where you can rest, have a snack and beverage before you continue shopping.


The Central Festival

The central festival is a huge air-conditioned shopping mall that is home to many attractions and entertainment facilities for the traveller. This place is also known as the hub for shopping on the island. If you are put up at our Avadina Hills by Anantara or at a similar Phuket luxury villa, for sale shopping, this is where you must go.


Phuket Walking Street

This is an open-air market, rather, this is an open-air street market that provides for a fascinating shopping experience in the old town of Phuket. Located right within the centre of the town square, you will find many things to do at this place. Apart from trying the culinary treats that are native to the south of Thailand, you will also be able to shop for souvenirs such as handicrafts and local art. There are many things you can take back home from this market street and some of them include stationary, paintings, clothing items and jewellery crafted by the local craftsmen.


Taking in the local sights

Exploring the town on foot, you will be able to spot many hidden stores and local boutique stalls in Phuket too, so make some time to do so!