Phuket Town has loads of shopping opportunities with a range of unique boutiques, antique shops, malls and markets, meaning you can find just about anything and everything in a range of prices that suits all budgets. It has a few malls of its own in the centre of town that contain well-known labels, as well as stalls selling a variety of knick knacks. Ranong Road boasts two markets on a daily basis, namely Talaad Sod Satarana and Downtown Market. The street is lined with gold shops and the markets mainly sell fresh produce and make for the ideal opportunity to take a glimpse into local life. The road is also where the headquarters of the songteaw transportation leaves from, should you wish to venture off to another part of the island. Phuket’s famous Weekend Market, known in Thai as Talad Tai Rot is held on the outskirts of town from 16:00 to late every weekend, rain or shine. This enormous bazaar is positioned along Wirat Hong Yok Road and is where you’ll find a jaw-dropping amount of goods, both new and secondhand. It also boasts a gargantuan food section, one of its major highlights.
We have compiled concise and compact travel guides of the cities, towns and vibrant villages across Phuket, offering you helpful tips and giving you an insight into what to see, where to go, where to eat and what to do.
The island offers great food that leaves not one single taste-bud untouched, stunning landscapes, surrounding tropical islands, amazing nightlife, and an awful lot of things to do.