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Koh Samui Shopping | Cheap Flights Cheap Hotels
 
Mon, 14/05/2012 - 08:55

Koh Samui Shopping

Part of going on holiday is experiencing the local area and places. On way to truly experience Koh Samui is to visit some of the many shopping districts on the island. There are three district areas, which are Chaweng, Bophut Beach, and Lamai. Each of these has its own distinct appeal.

 

Chaweng

 

The Chaweng area of shopping is situated along the main road on the coast, which spans six kilometres. The shopping experience in this area is made easier by the different sections that contain different stalls peddling clothing, jewellery, and beachwear. There are also a number of small specialist shops that sell DVD’s and clothing. Many of the shops start their business in the PM hours, continuing into the night. It is advisable not to take a car as there is no provision for parking.

 

There are two main shopping malls located in Chaweng, each with a wide choice of shops and restaurants:

 

●     Big C – Located on the ring road between Chaweng and Bophut this mall houses many shops selling everything from sportswear, cosmetics, fashion accessories, and children’s toys. There is also a good range or restaurants as well as banks offering an exchange service.

●     Tesco Lotus – At Tesco Lotus there is a food court, bowling alley, and cinema complex that screens western films. There are also various shops including a Levi’s outlet, Triumph swim and underwear, plus many smaller boutiques.

 

Bophut Beach

 

At Bophut Beach there are a collection of souvenir shops situated along the main street. The main street also has fashion boutiques as well as a few t-shirt shops mixed in with specialist sandal shops. There is also Bophut Plaza that can be found in the central fisherman’s village. It has many small outlets selling wooden souvenirs, straw hats, DVD’s, CD’s, t-shirts, and beachwear.

 

Lamai

 

The Lamai shopping centre is small compared to Chaweng, but it still has plenty of choice. There is a fresh market that sells a multitude of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, and fish as well as other wares such as fake football shirts, children’s toys, and beachwear. There is also a night bazaar located in the centre of town opposite McDonald’s and hosts many fake products, clothes, T-shirts, and sarongs. For any jewellery there is Mr. Samui’s that can be found on South Lamai main street where shoppers can buy anything from necklaces and rings to bracelets and earrings. There are many other shops within the Lamai area including Asian Lights, 69 Slam Underwear, and Silvermania.