SHOPPING IN PATTAYA

Pattaya may not be a shopper’s paradise in the same class as Bangkok, but that doesn’t stop it from having quite an impressive choice of malls, markets and boutique stores. You can find anything from high-end fashion to simple souvenirs along a price range from bank-busting to practically free. In some cases, the shops are not even the star attractions, with noteworthy places like Pattaya Floating Market or Mimosa offering a great day out as well, making them attractions in their own right. At the other end of the spectrum, the city has many local markets with a huge range of wares available.
  1. THE AVENUE PATTAYA

PATTAYA SECOND ROAD – OPEN: 10:00-23:00

Catering to the lifestyles of the hip and young, the lineup of shops here resembles those found at Bangkok’s J Avenue
(Thonglor) and La Villa (Phaholyothin). Think Starbucks, iBerry, Au Bon Pain, Wine Connection and a host of branded
sportswear and lifestyle stores like iStudio, Adidas, Geox and Puma. There’s also an eight-screen cineplex and Blu-O,
space-age bowling and karaoke club. Read More…

2. ROYAL GARDEN PLAZA PATTAYA

SOUTH PATTAYA – OPEN: 10:30-23:00

With a bright-red airplane sticking out of the building’s top floor, this large, up-market mall is an air-con oasis of
boutique shops, chain stores, restaurants, a food court and a two-screen multiplex. It also houses one of Pattaya’s
most popular attractions, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, where you can browse through some 300 exhibits
showcasing all the world’s oddest treasures and creatures. Read More…

3. CENTRAL FESTIVAL PATTAYA BEACH

BEACH ROAD – OPEN: 11:00-23:00

One of Pattaya’s modern lifestyle shopping complexes, Central Festival Pattaya Beach features more than 200 leading
brand shops (including Zara, Guess, DKNY Jeans, Diesel, MNG, Loft and more), a supermarket, bookstores, cinemas,
an ice-skating rink and a host of entertainment venues and dining options. Facing the beach, you can also enjoy a
lovely view of the ocean from the sixth floor. Read More…

4. WALKING STREET

SOUTH PATTAYA

Closed off to car traffic after sunset, the Walking Street sees business as usual during the day. The two street sides are
sprinkled with shops selling mostly ‘antiques’, jewellery, paintings and souvenirs. But the main highlight is a handful of
tailor shops where you can get bespoke clothes custom-made at affordable prices. Don’t go for the cheapest deals or
fastest delivery times, though, as quality tailoring takes time. Read More…

5. PATTAYA FLOATING MARKET

JOMTIEN – OPEN: 10:00 – 23:00

With more than 110 shops selling all kinds of regional crafts and souvenirs, shopping at Pattaya Floating Market can
be more exciting than browsing row after row of street stalls. Stroll along the wooden boardwalk and make your way
from one regional market to the next, enjoy an afternoon show, or sample local snacks from the boat vendors. The
floating market is a delightful alternative. Read More…

6. OUTLET MALL PATTAYA

NORTH PATTAYA – OPEN: 10:00-22:00

The Factory Outlet Mall in Pattaya was the first of its kind in Thailand, offering big discounts on popular high street
fashion brands for tourists and locals alike. There are enough shops here to keep the whole family happy and year
round bargains ensure the place is always alive with activity; certain items are up to 70% off their original price. Read More..

7. STREET SHOPPING

SOUTH PATTAYA

For souvenirs, beach essentials and tacky goods, hit the beachfront stalls lining the southern stretch of Beach Road
(south of Central Pattaya Road). Open all day and late into the night, goods here reflect a diverse array of
enthusiasms: fake football shirts, surf shorts, bikinis, flick-knives, ethnic crafts, Buddha statues, rude T-shirts, hardcore
porn DVDs, stun guns, and even Samurai swords.

8. SHOPPING BAZAARS AND WEEKEND MARKETS

SOUTH PATTAYA – 08:00 TO 23:00.

Thepprasit Market on Thepprasit Road near the junction with Sukhumvit Road is Pattaya’s version of a weekend
market. It has over 500 stalls offering food and a variety of goods. On Tuesdays and Fridays, Soi Buakhao Market sets
up on the corner of South Pattaya Road and Soi Buakhao. The Made in Thailand Night Plaza on Second Road near Soi
10 is a warren of small shops offering locally made products each day from 08:00 to 23:00.

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