Shopping in Pattaya

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Pattaya

South Pattaya is the major shopping area for beachwear, souvenirs, films, tapes, pharmaceuticals and liquor. The resort’s major gems, jewellery, silk, cotton and handicraft shops, tailors and boutiques are located in the vicinity of, or adjacent to, major beachside hotels.

The Pattaya 2 Road is also a favourite haunt for shoppers, with several handicraft and Thai silk shops.

Department stores and allied bazaars in Central Pattaya offer other shopping experiences.

On North Pattaya Road, A multi-million Baht shopping complex offers a handicraft center, bazaar and shopping arcade with small bars, nightclubs and an outdoor seafood restaurant.

For those who looking for local products such as handicraft, basketware, dried seafoods, may like to visit the following principal markets which are popular among Thai tourists. They are located out of Pattaya city. 

Ang Sila

A fishing village about 5 kilometers away from Chonburi. Ang Sila was formerly one of the oldest seaside resorts. The village is famous for its cottage industry, producing stone mortars and animal sculptures, like elephants, horses and tigers. Ang Sila also boasts a number of seafood restaurants. On the beach, one can find villagers shelling fresh oysters. A wide array of local handicraft are also available for sale to tourists.

Ang Sila is located in the same district as Bang Saen Beach

Bang Saen Beach

Nong Mon Market

A market famous for Chonburi’s local handicrafts and souvenirs about 1 kilometer from the junction leading to Bang Saen. Among its well-known buys are different types of dried seafoods, kao lam or gluttonous rice baked in bamboo. hormok (spicy steamed fish cakes) hoi-jor (deep fried shrimp cakes), sweetened-banana and taro chips. sweetened-fruit preserves as well as tattan and bamboo basketware from Panatnikom, a district known for its unique and intricate weaving techniques.

Nong Mon Market is located in the same district as Bang Saen Beach

Bang Saen Beach 

Basketware Village

Basketware VillageSituated at Mu 1-11, Tambon Railakthong but mostly a Mu 10 in the vicinity of Wat Kohkaew Klong Luang, about 4 kilometers from the district along the Panamnikom-Chacheongsao Road and continuing right for a distance of another 4 kilometers.

Bamboo is woven into such objects as ladies’s handbags. baskets, betelnut sets, etc. in various colors and designs. They can be purchased at stalls situated behind the Municipal Daily Market (Talad Kao).