While playing golf will undoubtedly be the highlight of your corporate golfing trip to Pattaya, there will also be times when you aren’t on the greens. Pattaya is a very vibrant city and has a lot to offer any traveller. It’s a city that’s renowned for its night life, but it also provides plenty of opportunities for shopping. Here is a list of the best places to shop at, while on your golfing trip to Pattaya:
Best Places to Shop in Pattaya
#1 Floating Market
This market is situated a very short distance away from the famous Jomtein Beach. It is a very popular tourist attraction and offers a very unique shopping experience. Numerous vendors move around in their boats selling items ranging from paintings and handicrafts to Thai silk, fresh fruits, Thai food and more. The experience of shopping at this exotic and distinctly vibrant place is a one-of-a-kind experience.
#2 Soi Buakhao Market
Also called the Tuesday/Friday Market; it is open on these 2 days of the week. This street is situated smack dab in the centre of Pattaya and is choc-a-block with a number of shops selling real as well as fake flowers, souvenirs, paintings, food and jewellery. If you are interested, you can also get custom made clothing at the tailor shops situated here.
#3 Thepprasit Market
This is sort of a weekend market that has in excess of 500 stalls; there are a large number of products on offer including jewellery, handbags, shoes, mobile phones, cosmetics, watches and more. This is a place where you need to haggle and bargain when you are buying anything.
#4 Royal Garden Plaza
The Royal Garden Plaza is a very unique and interesting three storied, indoor shopping mall that houses the renowned museum – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The mall also has boutiques, a food court, international retail brands as well as a multiplex theatre and more.
#5 Outlet Mall
This mall is also quite unique, in that many residents as well as tourists frequent it. There are a number of stores at this mall; if you prefer to travel light on your way to Pattaya, you won’t find any dearth of branded stores and can easily shop for some golfing attire here. Aside from shopping opportunities, this mall has a large variety of dining options as well; and you are sure to find something delectable to tickle your taste buds.
A Shopper’s Paradise
No matter where you travel within the city, Pattaya never ceases to surprise you. It has a little something for everyone and you are sure to find something you really like, at many of these markets and malls. You can shop for yourself as well as for your family and will see a lot of interesting local handicrafts that you can carry back home as gifts for relatives and friends.
If you plan on being in Pattaya for a longer span of time, make it a point to find some time and visit these shopping hotspots. Your tour operator will guide you on how you can get around these places. Some may also organise for local tour guides to show you around these markets and they will help you haggle the prices with the local vendors, so you can get the best bargains.
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