Shopping in Patong Beach

Patong Beach is a lovely vacation destination for families, honeymooners, and those simply looking to relax for a week or more. One of the fun parts of staying in the area is all of the wonderful shopping opportunities. Here are a few of the best places to shop in and around Patong Beach -Street Bazaar Every evening, Patong Beach turned into a large bazaar. The main roads fill up with stalls that sell silk scarves, hand made items, sarongs, beach clothing, leather goods, and much more. The site can be chaotic, but it is also very fun and there are plenty of bargains to find. Most tourists spend time getting souvenirs in this area and the market stretches all the way down the beach and into smaller lanes that go off to the sides. -Jungceylon Shopping Mall The downtown portion of the area holds this large shopping complex with a completely different view on shopping. There are two main department stores on either end and over 200 other stores with brand-name clothes, electronics, shoes and everything in between. This complex also has great entertainment with restaurants, a bowling alley and more. -Banzaan Market Just up the road from the shopping mall, this Thai fresh market gives you the local market feel with a highly pleasant environment and reasonable prices. If you don't want a mall-like experience while you are vacationing, this market gives you a more local feel with large community ties and products. -Banana Walk The newest shopping district in the area sits on Beach Road with over 4,000 square meters of retail space. The multilevel modern building is minimal with a large open space. The lighting at night looks almost like a spaceship dock and is a unique sight to see. -Patong Promenade If you are looking for items to take back home for relatives, this promenade is a great location to shop. The entrance is opposite the shopping mall and you can browse t-shirt and flip-flop outlets along with many other items. The alleyway has a spacious feel and features cobblestones beneath your feet. This is also a good area to visit if you want to get your hair and nails done, get a tattoo or even buy second hand books. -OTOP Market If you want to buy local products including silk items, cotton products, pottery, accessories and household items and food, this market is for you. You can create the local community while buying unique items and gifts for those back home. There are plenty of shopping venues and opportunities lining the Patong Beach area. Think about what types of things you are looking to buy as well as what your budget might be. Browse a few of the areas and get started on finding those unique items.

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