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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Aug 13, 2014
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Most Popular Shopping in Koh Samui – always a delight

The beautiful island of Koh Samui offers a number of engrossing shopping attractions for the visitor. Given below is a selection of these outstanding shopping destinations.

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Chaweng Walking Street

Chaweng Walking Street

This popular shopping avenue is an enthralling blend of different sights, sounds and aromas. At this quaintly charming venue you will have the opportunity to bargain for a bewildering array of merchandise. Goods readily found here include sunglasses, T-shirts, beach dresses, watches, jeans, bags, wooden souvenirs, cosmetics and more. Another highlight here is the delicious street food that is on offer, with innumerable food stalls offering delights like grilled or boiled chicken, sticky rice, squid and a variety of drinks. As you make your way through the numerous stalls you will hear all kinds of popular music, and to make things even more interesting musicians frequently give performances on the main stage.

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Samui Hot Club

Samui Hot Club

A well-known summer wear purveyor, Samui Hot Club offers an extensive collection of beachwear, T-shirts and colourfully decorated sarongs amongst other merchandise. You will never be hot or sweaty in these showrooms as extra powerful floor and ceiling fans have been installed. Shoppers will find captivating bargains here such as sarongs with patterned and abstract designs which can also be used as wall hangings. Although the focus is on fashionable items the goods on offer at Samui Hot Club are durable and of good quality. For summer, beach and casual wear this is definitely the retailer of choice.

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Fisherman's Village

Fisherman's Village

The attractive locality known as Fisherman's Village is always a magnet for the shopping enthusiast. At this enthralling locality you will find an array of souvenir stores as well as a multitude of restaurants and cafes. This is an excellent place for a leisurely shopping excursion, as there are plenty of places where you can enjoy a beer or coffee. On the main avenue here you will find a number of quality fashion boutiques; however if your shopping budget is less generous you will find plenty of bargains too in this area. If you are looking for an appealing hotel in Samui from which to enjoy the local shopping opportunities you will be pleased by the attractive Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa.

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Buddy Oriental Plaza

Buddy Oriental Plaza

This appealing shopping highlight is very different from many of Thailand's bustling markets. This plaza features a post-colonial design theme as well as a sophisticated genteel ambience that always makes a positive impression on the visitor. At this location you will find a selection of quality stores and boutiques specializing in adults' and children's apparel, beachwear, accessories and other merchandise. You will also find a number of excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes here that offer an outstanding selection of dining options. Buddy Oriental Plaza is a great location to enjoy an appealing and sophisticated upscale shopping excursion.

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Maenam Walking Street

Maenam Walking Street

This is an excellent location in which to enjoy a delightful shopping outing that will entertain all members of the family. This market comes to life every Thursday evening and is always an entertaining place to explore. As you make your way down this avenue you will come across many interesting shops and stalls offering enticing bargains such as a vast selection of denim apparel, lots of T-shirts, other fashionable clothes, attractive handicraft items, sunglasses, toys and more. If you feel hungry you will also find a splendid array of stalls offering such delights as Thai snacks, roasted corn, many kinds of sweets and a host of cheap cocktails and other drinks.