Phuket Town has loads of shopping opportunities with a range of unique boutiques, antique shops, malls and markets, meaning you can find just about anything and everything in a range of prices that suits all budgets. It has a few malls of its own in the centre of town that contain well-known labels, as well as stalls selling a variety of knick knacks. Ranong Road boasts two markets on a daily basis, namely Talaad Sod Satarana (means Public Fresh Market) and Downtown Market. The street is lined with gold shops and the markets mainly sell fresh products and make for the ideal opportunity to take a glimpse into local life. The road is also where the headquarters of the Songteaw or locally called Potong transportation leaves from, should you wish to venture off to another part of the island. Phuket’s famous Weekend Market, known in Thai as Talad Tai Rot or Naka Market is held on the outskirts of town from 4pm to late every weekend, rain or shine. This enormous bazaar is positioned along Wirat Hong Yok Road and is where you’ll find a jaw-dropping amount of goods, both new and secondhand. It also boasts a gargantuan food section, one of its major highlights.