Pattaya is considered to be the second shopping center of the Kingdom after Bangkok. Here you can buy high-quality and useful products which you won’t find in other countries. Leather goods, natural latex products, pearl jewelry, natural cosmetics and drugs are the most popular souvenirs from Pattaya. In our article we will tell you about the main secrets of successful shopping in Pattaya.
The price level in Pattaya is the same as in Bangkok, but experienced shoppers advise to go shopping during the sales season in summer. During this period you can buy any goods in any store or shopping center with a discount of 50-80%.
At Pattaya markets you can bargain for a lower price. You should be polite and friendly with the seller and he can give a discount even for an inexpensive product.
Buying expensive goods, you should check the quality certificates in order not to pay for a fake. It is better to go shopping in branded stores with a good reputation.
Pattaya’s markets is the best place to buy cheap clothes for the summer season. At the markets you can also buy unique goods which you will not find in any store.
For example, at Thepprasit market you can buy clothes, beach accessories, antique souvenirs, ancient coins and other goods. The prices here are quite low, so the quality is not the best. So it is not recommended to buy such goods as appliances or gadgets at the markets. After a busy shopping you can have a rest in a local bar and enjoy popular dishes of national cuisine.
Another Pattaya Night Bazaar market, which is located in Second Road, is open daily from 9 am to 11 pm. Here you can buy cheap clothes and shoes made in China. Sellers usually raise prices for Thai products, so do not be afraid to bargain.
If you want to see where the locals go shopping, you can go to Naklua Sunday Market. A wide range of goods and affordable prices attract the Thais and tourists. The traders sell everything that you may need: clothes, souvenirs, fruits, vegetables, etc. For fresh and rare seafood you can go to Naklua fish market which starts working from 5 am. Early in the morning the assortment of fish is the freshest and the most diverse. In special trailers on the market, you can ask to cook the sea products for you.
Large shopping centers have all the conditions to enjoy shopping and to have fun with the whole family. In these shopping and entertainment complexes you can visit several stores with different products, have a snack in a cafe or food court and have fun in the cinema, bowling or spa salon.
The Central Festival is the largest shopping center in Pattaya which is situated at the intersection of Beach Road and Second Road. There is the popular observation point on the roof of the building, from which opens a beautiful view of the city.
The Royal Garden Plaza is another popular shopping center, especially among tourists, which is located near the famous Walking Street. The shopping center is famous for the sculpture of a huge red airplane, which crashed into the roof of the building. In addition to brand shops and entertainments, there is a famous exhibition of unusual things from around the world - “Believe It Or Not”.
Brand lovers should definitely visit Outlet Mall in Sukhumvit Road. Here you can buy clothes of famous brands at discounted prices.
If you go shopping with children, we advise you to choose the Harbor shopping center with different entertainments. A huge playground, recreation rooms, slot machines, slides, swings and other things will entertain your child for a long time.
Going on vacation to Pattaya, be sure to spend some time on shopping. With the help of the simple rules of successful shopping, you can buy quality products at an affordable price and bring useful gifts to your family and friends. Enjoy your shopping!