Koh Samui is well known not only as a beach paradise , but also as a destination for shopaholics.. If you are after the best shopping havens in Koh Samui, this island sits various sites characterized by trove mementos and pocket-friendly deals. Koh Samui shopping sites represent Thailand’s repository with plethora products, including genuine, copied and artistic works. Sprawling streets teeming with stalls, restaurants and music performances invite passersby to take interest everywhere. The following 6 Koh Samui shopping markets are matchless:
1. Chaweng Walking Street
Chaweng Walking Street harks back to the Western world where shoppers stroll while sipping readily available cocktails. Chaweng Walking Street vibrancy derives from deep colors, scents as well as sounds. Buyers can bargain for items like T-shirts, sculpted wood souvenirs, kids wear, cosmetics, valuable watches, dresses, cutoff denim, flip-flops, backpacks, and lamps. It’s also a spot of delicacies, with multiple food stands offering grilled chicken, smoothies, scrumptious boiled chicken, sticky rice, and squid.
Opening Hours: The shopping stalls open all days except on Sunday and Friday while the food court is opened every day (from 16:30 to 24:00).
Location: South Chaweng overlooking the town’s main street.
2. Chaweng Beach Road Shopping
Chaweng is a hotbed if you are in pursuit of beach gear, sportswear, lingerie, bikinis, cheap-and-striking holiday clothing, and imported leisurewear. As the sun burrows into the horizons in the evening, other nightstands sprout stocking T-shirts, hats cheap shoes, exotic hats and chic clothing in their dozens. Imported clothes can be bought at quasi-boutique outlets while the town’s heartland dealers showcase trove jewels and elegant accessories. If you want to experience the real taste of Chaweng shopping world, you should take the major beach road. Brands manifest retro and contemporary fashion for men and women.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 22:00
Location: Chaweng Beach Road
3. Bophut Plaza
Bophut Plaza nestles a stream of open-sided boutiques and stalls. The facade is contoured by a tailor shop offering tailored shirts, suits, ready-to-wear footwear, then follows a watch stall featuring various grand brands. The areas yonder have shops selling handmade soaps, ceramics, T-shirts, backpacks and jewelry. Art gallery shops make a broad scope of authentic and catchy artistic works such as painting portraits. At the end of the shopping center, a robust textile’s shop boasting embroidered cotton, sarongs and wall hangings with shady haggling areas is unveiled.
Opening Hours: Varies but mainly opens from 10:00 to 22:00
Location: In the middle of the main street in Fisherman’s Village
4. Fisherman’s Village Walking Street
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street comes alive every Friday evening. It provides a gateway to countless souvenir shops, food and drinks stalls strewn across Bophut and its main street has other stalls and restaurants. The site is enormous with diverse items for dealers to haggle to get the best prices. The area also features coffee and beer stands where you can relax and witness industrious activities. Visitors will also find accessories, massage shop, shoes, jewelry and antiques pop-up shops along the street. The massage shop provides treatments like facial, bikini line, hand and scrubs and much more.
Opening Hours: Every Friday from 17:00 to 22:00
Location: Fisherman Village Road connected to The Wharf Shopping Mall
5.Lamai Walking Street
Lamai Walking Street imbues the qualities of a knockoff paradise though it has local goods. You can cross-shop local goods like fans, electronics, Buddha images, clutch purses, sarongs, beautiful lamps, T-shirts, carved elephants, Breitling watches, belts, and bed covers. At night, the bazaar is tranquil and has a pub, café and a food restaurant where you are allowed to negotiate.
Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00
Location: In Lamai Center
6. Maenam Walking Street
Maenam walking street throbs with busy activities as it is a magnet for night goers, especially on Thursdays. Covering a stretch of about one hundred meters, it is abounding with stalls, mobile cocktail pubs, and snack vendors. As you walk down on the street, there are corn-on-the-cob and sweet vendors, acres of jean clothes, a grand scope of T-shirts, sunglasses, magnificent handicrafts, guitar accessories, toy guitars and various cocktails available at ultra-luxury hotels. You can photograph a colorful and picturesque Chinese temple at the end of the market.
Opening Hours: Every Thursday from 17:00
Location: in Mae Nam Center
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