Shopping in Phuket
Shop your heart away in Phuket with The Mega Tour. We offer a selection of tours that are aimed at the shopaholic in you. Phuket’s weekend markets are very well known and arguably one of the best shopping experiences you can find in Thailand. You can buy everything from a kitten to a pair of jeans or a delicious meal. Phuket Old Town closes its streets to traffic on the weekend and holds a fabulous walking-street-style market that takes over four blocks of the most charismatic streets of the restored old town. Here vendors sell mostly arts and crafts and food. Looking for duty free? Join the mega Tour Duty Free Tour and spend the day browsing the enormous shopping mall-size King Power Duty Free. Providing you have your outgoing flight details and passport you can purchase just about anything you can think off at seriously discounted prices and pick them up at the airport on the way out of Phuket at The International Airport.
Explore the weekend markets and the Old Town Walking Street with The Mega Tour. We know where to find a bargain.
Phuket Weekend Market or Naka Market is an enormous night market not far fromCentral Festival in Phuket Town. Sometimes it’s referred to as ‘Phuket Chatuchak’ by reference to the giant Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok and Thai people call it ‘Talad Tairod’, which more or less means ‘Car Boot Sale’. The Mega Tour visit the Weekend Market every weekend as part of our PHUKET WEEKEND MARKET AND CITY TOUR SPECIAL PROGRAM.
Most obvious on arrival is a lot of clothing, often displaying well-known brands, but the cheap prices give a hint about their authenticity. If you enjoy this kind of shopping you’ll have a lot of fun, but remember the old adage – you get what you pay for…. Bags, watches, accessories and even perfumes of course follow the same rule.
You cant take more than ten steps in either the weekend market or the old town walking street without your senses being assailed by the smells of delicious Thai food. Try some spicy Papaya Salad, grab a fresh Mango Smoothie, tuck in to some Durian – know in Thailand as the king of the fruit, or if you’re feeling brave, try some deep fried insects.Fresh fruits are available at both of these markets and visitors to Phuket should take advantage of the amazing variety of fresh produce. Many of these stall holders are local growers selling directly to the public and this is a great way to support small scale organic industries. Prices are very cheap and the money you spend here will go directly in to the farmer’s pocket.
After arriving in Phuket and not knowing what to expect on our trip I’m super glad to say that I most defiantly chose the best tour company to explore this beautiful island. The work ethic of this tour is outstanding, knowing the island like the back of their hand. Not one question we asked was left unanswered. If you are looking for a fun day out in the sun with a professional but exciting team this definitely shouldn’t go a miss! Thank you for an amazing experience, we will be back.