When you are in Phuket, you have
no need to go to Bangkok just to buy some quality goods
and souvenirs. There is a big choice of things to buy
in Phuket, What you should buy depends upon your taste,
interest and needs. For your guidance, a few items are
listed below with brief descriptions.
most delicate and memorable souvenirs”
Ceramics of Phuket is a perfect combination of arts
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As one of Phuket's best buys, cultured pearls offered
here are both in good qualityand large in quantity.
They are available either individually, as a strand
or as part of a piece of ornament.
Japanese people, the pioneer of pearl culture, were
the first to set up a farm to culture pearls in
Thailand on Naga Noi island off Phuket some 20 years
ago. Since then, many pearl farms run by Thais have
been established on islands around Phuket.
Gems & Jewellery
Thailand became a new leader in the world of gems and
jewelry in the 1980's. Phuket is also an ideal place where
you can find a large supply of gems and jewelry in various
||Jewelry shops are found
mainly in Phuket town and at Patong beach. Thai
jewellers are famous for both their skills and low
cost of labour, and custom-made jewelry is available
in every jewelry shop. The best buys are items made
with local gems like rubies and sapphires.
||Thai silk produced in
the north and northeast is well known all over the
world. It is readily obtainable in Phuket at prices
comparable to those in Bangkok and other cities,
making it unnecessary to go and buy it at its places
||Batik cloth of Phuket
is unique in its brilliant colours and distinctive
designs inspired by the natural surroundings, the
sea and marine lives. Besides cloth, there are several
types of batik products, for example, shirts, sarongs,
skirts, bags and handkerchiefs. They are available
at many stores around Patong and Phuket town.
Phuket is one of the Thai cities where nielloware is produced
on a commercial scale. Thai nielloware is very attractive
in appearance and very durable in use
because the niello alloy is fused, and not just welded,
to the silver object.
Seashells are made into ornaments and gift items, such
as necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches, mobiles, lampshades,
photo frames, etc. These, together with other marine products,
are among the most popular souvenirs.
The high quality native clay has been chosen to make elegantly
designed hotel supplies, household articles, kitchenware
and decorative items. Every piece is created to maintain
both uniqueness in design and suitability in function.
||Handmade ceramic products
of Phuket on Wichitsongkram Road are highly
recommended as one of the most memorable souvenirs.
Read more about Art Products of Phuket
||The cashew nut is a famous
local product of Phuket. As a result of Phuket's
favourable climate, the cashew nuts here have a
better quality than those grown elsewhere in the
world. Various kinds of cashew nut products are
on sale -- roasted cashew nuts with salt, cashew
nuts fried with garlic, cashew nuts coated with
chocolate, honeyed cashew nut brittle and cashew
As bird's nests are abundant in Phuket and its surrounding
provinces, high grade bird's nests are on sale here at
Other good buys include leatherware, pewterware, clothing,
and a wide variety of crafts and souvenirs. The shopping
areas are mostly on Ratsada Road, Montri Road, Yaowarat
Road, Phang-nga Road, Thalang Road in town, on Thepkasattri
Road north of town, and in Patong, Kata and Karon beaches.
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