Vacationing on Phuket can be an exciting getaway for you and your family. If you don’t want to stick to the beach or the resort the whole time you’re on the island, there are so many other awesome things to do while you’re relaxing. When you want to just take it easy a bit or maybe pick up some souvenirs, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s great Karon Beach shopping you can check out! Here’s a list of some of the most unique, local, and interesting places you’ll find around Karon:
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at bargaining? This is a pretty good place to start. The market itself is just a large corrugated iron and concrete structure with a ton of items packed inside between aisles. Here you probably won’t find anything uniquely Thai, but you’ll get anything else you might need to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
Twice a week the local Karon Market comes alive to bring you an interesting and diverse selection of gifts and local foods. It starts later in the afternoon once things cool down a little bit in Karon.
Karon Centre Plaza
Although from the outside there doesn’t seem to be anything special about this shopping plaza, you’ll find at least 2 shops here that are real gems. The first one hosts a handful of highly talented artists that can paint a canvas version of any picture you give them. This can be a really cool item to take back home with you and display for all to see. Secondly you’ll find a high quality leather goods store with prices that are probably a bit different than what you’re used to seeing in your local country. You’ll be able to find this market very easily because the sign has a large Union Jack on it in the middle of Karon.
If you’re having some trouble finding something you wanted in any of the other local shops, Dshop may just have what you’re looking for. This includes locally-made Thai wine and unique souvenirs that can’t be seen in other markets. Thai wine is an especially interesting item because it is a mostly new market that has been seeing huge improvements in taste over the last decade. Some of these wines might even be served in the nicer restaurants around the island! Take a bottle or two home to help you remember the real taste of Thailand.
What Karon Beach shopping trip would be complete without a stop at an herbal medicine store? If you’re into holistic solutions and alternatives medicines, you can get all sorts of wonderful remedies made up in this shop from a huge selection of herbs. The smell walking into the shop is enough to make the trip worth it! Keep in mind that this is not a pharmacy, so the items are only available in smaller amounts. Either way you’ll be able to find things to take care of mild skin conditions, nausea, and other problems you may be having.