Phuket Markets

By Paula Parker

Phuket Markets allows visitors to the Island a true Thai shopping experience!

Shopping in the local markets is an experience and a must do when holidaying in Phuket. It is here that you will find some of the best buys in Phuket.

Phuket markets are loaded with a range of products including fresh fruit & vegetables.

Phuket Markets can be found everywhere, selling a variety of fresh food vegetables, fruit, fish and meat as well as markets that sell clothes, CDs, sunglasses, shoes and much more..

If you truly want to experience Thai shopping, head to one of the many markets in Phuket and enjoy the entertaining and fun experience.

We have put a list of the best Phuket markets that we have found as a guide.

Phuket Markets Guide

OTOP Markets in Patong

OTOP Markets is the largest market in Patong, the markets were originally set up as a nationwide initiative developed by the Thai Government to create jobs and produce income from products developed with local culture to enable the communities to be independent and to promote Thai wisdom. 

These days OTOP Markets or OTOP Shopping Paradise is more than just a place to shop! Its also an entertainment area.

OTOP Market has an array of lively bars and the entertainment area is a great alternative to Bangla Road.

OTOP Market can be found in Patong at the Southern end of Rat-U-Thit Road behind the Holiday Inn, or alternatively, the main entrance to the market is opposite Hard Rock café in the centre of Patong.  

OTOP markets at Patong, Phuket.

The market itself is a shoppers paradise, where you will find some great bargains and it is not over crowded, you will find fake designer labelled jeans, T shirts, cargo shorts, bikinis, souvenirs, handbags and much more.

Below are some prices of what we have paid, these prices are to be used as a guide only.

All prices are in Thai Baht

  • Billabong Skirts - 150
  • Roxy Skirt - 200
  • Billabong Bikini - 350
  • Lonsdale Singlet - 150 
  • Mens Diesel Singlet - 150
  • Mens Diesel T Shirts - 200
  • Ed Hardy T Shirts - 250
  • Lonsdale T Shirts - 200

Linens and silks
Inside OTOP markets

OTOP Beer Bars & Street Food

Bars near OTOP markets in Patong

If you go towards the back of the market, you will find a line of circular thatched beer bars. These bars are a great alternative to Bangla Road for a lively but casual night out.

Apart form the shopping and the bars, OTOP market has also become a great spot where you can enjoy really tasty street food at bargain prices. 

The Hole Bar & Grill

The Hole Bar & Grill at OTOP markets in PatongPhoto Courtesy of The Hole Bar

The Hole Bar & Grill is a large bar located at OTOP Market, a good place to unwind and have a great time.
The staff are friendly, and they have an array of ice-cold drinks, including beers, sprites, cocktails, or even a pint of Guinness or Magners.

Happy Hour at "The Hole" is from 2 pm until 6 pm, where you can grab beer buckets with 5 beers for just 399 baht.

The Hole is a great spot in Patong to watch live sports games, there is also pool tables, beer pong, foosball, and darts..

Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 4.00am
You can read more about The Hole on Facebook

Markets in Phuket Town

Naka Weekend Night Market

Naka Market

The Naka Weekend Market is a large nighttime market which is often referred to as Phuket's Chatuchak Market, named after the massive Bangkok weekend market.

The Naka Weekend Market is both big and popular with locals and tourists alike. it's another shopper's paradise, mixed with live music great food, and bars.  Make a night of it and try some of the local delights, listen to live music, and enjoy a drink at one of the many bars.

You can buy a range of clothes, shoes, bags, CDs, jewelry, home decorations, souvenirs, and a range of fresh food.

Prices that we have paid are to be used as a guide only.

All prices are in Thai Baht

  • Sunglasses - 100
  • Polarized Sunglasses - 400
  • Thongs (Flip Flops) - 60
  • Boxer Shorts - 100
  • Bags from - 200
  • Ladies' Shoes from 99

Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
You can read more about the Naka Markets on their website.

Shopping tours are available for the weekend Phuket Markets, click here to read more about the tours.

Phuket Shopping Tours

Phuket Walking Street Market

Phuket Walking Street Market - Lard Yai

Phuket Walking Street Market also known as Lard- Yai, is located in Thalang Road in the heart of Phuket Town.
For those who have never been to Phuket, Thalang Road is charming with its Sino-Portuguese architecture. Every Sunday evening this historic road transforms into a bustling marketplace, providing locals and tourists alike a chance to indulge in a unique shopping experience and a feast for your culinary senses.

Opening Hours: every Sunday from 4.00 pm to 10.00pm
You can read more about these markets on their Facebook Page

Expo Markets

The Expo Phuket Markets is an indoor clothes market where you can get some great deals, it is located on Tilok U Thit 2 Road in Phuket Town and is open 7 days a week.

Downtown Market

The Downtown markets is the Islands main fresh food market, the earlier you are there the fresher the food, it is located in Ranong Rd in Phuket Town.

Beach Side Shops and Stalls

The beach side shops are located throughout the main tourist areas of Phuket.

An interesting experience for the first time visitor to Phuket.

These shops and stalls have a range of fake designer labels such as Billabong and Roxy and copied DVD's, sunglasses, handbags and much more....

Street stalls in Patong Beach Phuket
Bags, wallet and loads more at the street stalls in Phuket

We have found that the quality of the goods at the Phuket markets are not as good as they were over 25 years ago, but there not to bad considering the price.

Before purchasing billabong shorts & shirts and other goods, shop around for the better quality items. Some are better than others!

When buying goods at these shops you may be taken into hidden back room or another shop away from the main shop, don't be alarmed this is normal.

When purchasing DVD's always ask to view the DVD's before you purchase them to make sure that the quality is good.

Prices that we have paid are to be used as a guide only.

  • Fishermen's Pants - 180 Baht
  • DVD's - 50 Baht
  • CD's - 50 Baht
  • Billabong Shorts - 400 Baht
  • Billabong T Shirts - 200 Baht
  • Sunglasses - 200 Baht
  • Cap - 150 Baht

Banzaan Markets in Patong

Banzaan Markets are located at the back of Jungceylon, here you will find a colorful selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh seafood and meat.

The Banzaan Markets was once a great spot to go where you could purchase Billabong T Shirts and shorts, jeans and a range of other goods.

However over recent years the old markets have been removed to make way for a new look fresh food market.

There are still a couple of shops located upstairs above the fresh food market selling clothes and shoes.

There are many more markets located across the Island this is just a short list of our favorite's.

We hope you enjoy the experience of shopping at the Phuket markets as much as we do.

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