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Séjours Vietnam
Séjour Vietnam pas cher - Visite des monuments historiques, culturels incontournables de la ville Hanoï et de Ho Chi Minh ville.
Sapa trek
Visiting different ethnic groups such as the Tay, the Xa Pho who which cannot be found in other areas of Sapa.

Phuket : Shopping

Phuket : Shopping
When you are in Phuket, you have no need to go to Bangkok just to buy some quality goods and souvenirs. There is a big choice of things to buy in Phuket, What you should buy depends upon your taste, interest and needs. For your guidance, a few items are listed below with brief descriptions.
Ceramics of Phuket
Phuket’s most delicate and memorable souvenirs”
Ceramics of Phuket is a perfect combination of arts and everyday objects. Our products are interesting in their unique style of living arts and natural tones. Visit us to see the prime quality of Phuket’s clay!

The Optician
The Optician (Patak Road, Karon Beach)
For all your eyewear needs.
Reputation and Experience you can trust.
The Optician provides the highest professional standard of eyeglasses to our customers. We also provide an extensive eye wear range, contact lenses, and keep pace with the latest in lens technology. The Optician have highly qualified and experienced staff providing a professional level of service

As one of Phuket's best buys, cultured pearls offered here are both in good qualityand large in quantity. They are available either individually, as a strand or as part of a piece of ornament.
    The Japanese people, the pioneer of pearl culture, were the first to set up a farm to culture pearls in Thailand on Naga Noi island off Phuket some 20 years ago. Since then, many pearl farms run by Thais have been established on islands around Phuket.

Gems & Jewellery
Thailand became a new leader in the world of gems and jewelry in the 1980's. Phuket is also an ideal place where you can find a large supply of gems and jewelry in various designs.
Gems & Jewellery
    Jewelry shops are found mainly in Phuket town and at Patong beach. Thai jewellers are famous for both their skills and low cost of labour, and custom-made jewelry is available in every jewelry shop. The best buys are items made with local gems like rubies and sapphires.

    Thai silk produced in the north and northeast is well known all over the world. It is readily obtainable in Phuket at prices comparable to those in Bangkok and other cities, making it unnecessary to go and buy it at its places of origin.

    Batik cloth of Phuket is unique in its brilliant colours and distinctive designs inspired by the natural surroundings, the sea and marine lives. Besides cloth, there are several types of batik products, for example, shirts, sarongs, skirts, bags and handkerchiefs. They are available at many stores around Patong and Phuket town.

Phuket is one of the Thai cities where nielloware is produced on a commercial scale. Thai nielloware is very attractive in appearance and very durable in use
because the niello alloy is fused, and not just welded, to the silver object.

Seashell Products
Seashells are made into ornaments and gift items, such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches, mobiles, lampshades, photo frames, etc. These, together with other marine products, are among the most popular souvenirs.

    Handmade ceramic products of Ceramics of Phuket on Wichitsongkram Road are highly recommended as one of the most memorable souvenirs.
The high quality native clay has been chosen to make elegantly designed hotel supplies, household articles, kitchenware and decorative items. Every piece is created to maintain both uniqueness in design and suitability in function.
Read more about Art Products of Phuket

Cashew Nuts
    The cashew nut is a famous local product of Phuket. As a result of Phuket's favourable climate, the cashew nuts here have a better quality than those grown elsewhere in the world. Various kinds of cashew nut products are on sale -- roasted cashew nuts with salt, cashew nuts fried with garlic, cashew nuts coated with chocolate, honeyed cashew nut brittle and cashew apple juice.

Bird's Nests
As bird's nests are abundant in Phuket and its surrounding provinces, high grade bird's nests are on sale here at reasonable prices.

Other good buys include leatherware, pewterware, clothing, and a wide variety of crafts and souvenirs. The shopping areas are mostly on Ratsada Road, Montri Road, Yaowarat Road, Phang-nga Road, Thalang Road in town, on Thepkasattri Road north of town, and in Patong, Kata and Karon beaches.