Malin Plaza is one of the most popular markets in Phuket, offering an impressive range on souvenirs and great variety of cheap, street food. It is more of a local market where you will get knick-knacks to take back home.
What’s So Awesome About It
Malin Plaza market has numerous souvenir and clothing shops selling everything from t-shirts, denim, beachwear, bags to luggage, spa products, and mobile phone accessories. These shops offer slightly different designs and better quality goods than those found in other markets. It also has some tailor shops, where you can find some unique designed garments.
Just outside the covered area is a haven for food lovers with an amazing variety of cuisines. The market also has plenty of halal and vegetarian food on offer. Malin Plaza market is busier than the other markets, making it ideal place to get dinner or drinks after shopping
Things To Buy
- Fresh ice cream
- THB 90 cocktails,
- Fresh fruits
What’s The Catch
This market does not have air conditioning and hence, despite being covered can get very hot especially in the summer months. The variety of souvenirs and food is limited, with items being offered on the outside and inside being similar.
How To Get There
Malin Plaza is located off the southernmost main road in Patong, between the exits for Rat-U-Thit Road and Sai Kor Road, It is marked by a glowing blue sign making it impossible to miss.
Ride in a tuk-tuk instead of a taxi to the Plaza as they will offer you a better fair. Visit in the evening, after sun set as the market gets more buzzing and its becomes cooler.
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