Phuket offers numerous local and international products at moderate prices which makes it a popular shopping destination.
Tourists usually buy silks and cottons, ready-to-wear and custom made clothing, batiks, leather goods, jewellery, ceramics, antiques and household furnishing.
The major shopping hub is Phuket City and its vicinity with its many malls and departmental stores. The big shops and malls have fixed prices, whereas one can bargain with roadside vendors and small stalls.
The best bargains are at Chatuchak Phuket that opens every weekend along Phang Nga Road and offers a wide range of clothing, shoes, handicrafts, jewellery, and local food. Jung Ceylon, the biggest shopping centre in Phuket is at Patong Beach.
Tourists can avail 7% VAT refund from participating shops in Phuket with the sign 'VAT refund for tourists'. At the time of departure, visitors need to provide a filled in VAT refund form to a customs official along with the passport and receipts of purchase. Refunds are usually in the form of bank drafts or credited to the credit card account.
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In continuation with my posts on Bangkok and Pattaya, I will be staying at Phuket for 5 days. Which I think is ample time to cover a lot of places around Phuket. Please let me know which are these places we could visit and what are the sightseeing attractions in Phuket.
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