The best places to go shopping in Koh Phangan make it easy to shop until you drop and find unique gifts and high-quality art to bring home. Great spots are found in neighbourhoods along the coastlines where there are retail options for just about any shopper.

    If you are looking to enjoy some retail therapy while vacationing in Koh Phangan, make sure to add these shops, markets, and boutiques to your itinerary.

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    Thong Sala

    One of Koh Phangan's busiest neighbourhoods

    Thong Sala is one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Koh Phangan, due to it being the location of the island's main ferry terminal. The streets are filled with local souvenir shops, trendy cafes, street food stalls, local markets, and charming restaurants.

    Some of the most popular markets on the island are in Thong Sala, including the Saturday Walking Street Market and the Phantip Night Food Market. There are hundreds of shops selling virtually everything, from unique gifts to high-end fashion. Make sure to allocate a few hours to truly experience this energetic neighbourhood.

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    Saturday Walking Street Market

    Enjoy delicious street food at this night street market

    The Saturday Walking Street Market is one of the most popular destinations on Koh Phangan. Located in the Thong Sala neighbourhood, directly in front of Thong Sala Pier, this market is filled with dozens of local vendors and shops selling various items, from typical Thai dishes to unique gifts and souvenirs.

    The food stalls are all reasonably priced, so you can enjoy a variety of local dishes at a bargain. If you’re just looking for a snack, keep an eye out for meat skewers, fresh fruit, and juices. If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, head to the stalls that offer fried rice, noodles, and decadent curries.

    Location: Unnamed Road, Ko Phang-an District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Saturdays from 5 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)98 914 0171

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    Haad Rin Beach Road

    Check out local shops and restaurants along this beautiful beach

    Haad Rin Beach Road is on the southernmost part of Koh Phangan. It's known for its dining and nightlife scene. In addition to amazing restaurants like Pinos, Moon House and Sand & Tan, this area has dozens of trendy bars offering tropical cocktails.

    If you’re looking to enjoy some retail therapy while exploring Haad Rin Beach, you’ll stumble across many gift shops, convenience stores, and even a few local craft stores. To get a unique gift, head to Nature Art Gallery, which specializes in beautiful custom jewelry.

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    Rose de Boheme Boutique

    Invest in a chic wardrobe at this quaint boutique

    Rose de Boheme Boutique specializes in beautiful clothes that are designed and made right on Koh Phangan. Located in the heart of the Thong Sala neighbourhood, this boutique is easy to get to from the pier. It's a must-visit if you’re looking to invest in fashionable and one-of-a-kind pieces.

    The clothes at Rose de Boheme Boutique are made from high-quality fabrics and materials. The store also stocks handmade jewelry that pair well with every piece.. 

    Location: 79/2 Moo 1, Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)62 223 4746

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    AWA

    Buy creative high-quality items at this clothing store

    AWA is a popular clothing store in the center of the Thong Sala neighbourhood, on the same block as the Koh Phangan Mail Office. Since the shop is always busy with locals and tourists, its elaborately designed clothes seem to fly off the shelves.

    Shoppers rave about AWA’s beautiful dresses, unique tops and sweaters, and boho-chic jewelry. This shop is known for getting crowded, especially on the weekends, so make sure to get there early if you’re looking for a peaceful browsing experience.

    Location: Unnamed Road, Ko Phangan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from noon to 8 pm

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    Moon Bazaar

    Discover amazing trinkets and gifts at this sizable shop

    Moon Bazaar is a large store near some of the more popular beaches on the western coast of Koh Phangan Located just a few steps away from both the Sri Thanu Beach and Zen Beach, this roomy shop is an excellent escape from hot days.

    Goods range from hand-made bags, jewelry, paintings, and home décor to fun postcards, T-shirts, and souvenirs. Since the shop is so large, make sure you give yourself enough time to explore and keep an eye out for one of its top-selling items – beautifully decorated singing lawn bowling.

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)62 531 1795

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    Huatean Pier

    Browse local shops and cafes at this laidback marina

    The Huatean Pier area is centered around a beautiful pier and inlet and is known for its many casual shops, charming cafés, and delicious restaurants. This area is on the southern coast of Koh Phangan, between Haad Baan Tai Beach and Oxa Beach. You can easily get there by automobile or taxi cab.

    If you get hungry while you are exploring the area, make sure to check out the traditional food markets and seafood stores. For a more substantial meal, head to HarborHouse, a welcoming cafe with a view of the sea and a large menu featuring both western and local dishes.

    Location: Unnamed Road, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan District, Surat Thani, Thailand

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    Phangan Art Market

    Support local artists at this large outdoor market

    The Phangan Art Market is an outdoor market that showcases some of the most talented artists on Koh Phangan and from nearby towns. Located 1 block from the Thong Sala Pier, this art market is a great place to wander through while exploring the neighbourhood.

    The Phangan Art Market truly celebrates all art forms. You can find a variety of things to buy, from paintings and sculptures to handicrafts and clothes. Since each stall is a representation of the artists themselves, the experience is unique every time you visit. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the artists at work.

    Location: Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)95 040 9513

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    Thong Sala Fresh Market

    Grab fresh local food from this busy market

    The Thong Sala Fresh Market is a food market located a few blocks northeast of the Thong Sala Pier. This market is open every day from early morning until late at night, with dozens of food stalls gathered in the center of Thong Sala. It's a great place to buy traditional street food, fruits and vegetables, local spices, and fresh seafood.

    If you’re looking to try cooking with local ingredients while visiting Koh Phangan, this is a great place to go to get everything you need for an authentic meal. Make sure to bring a bag of your own to help transportation all your goods.

    Location: Thong Sai Rd, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 am to 9.30 pm

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    Phantip Night Food Market

    Experience a traditional night market on the island

    The Phantip Night Food Market is a lively venue known to draw in people from blocks away with its amazing range of broiled meats and decadent desserts. While it is open for most of the day, the market truly comes to life after sunset. 

    The Phantip Night Food Market is within a 10-minute walk from the Thong Sala Ferry Terminal. Make sure to come hungry because the variety of dishes that you’ll find is unlike any other market on the island.

    Open: Daily from noon to 10 pm

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    Victoria Zelefsky | Contributing Writer

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