Shopping in Pattaya | Where to go Shopping
Shopping in Pattaya: Pattaya is a shopper’s paradise with a wide range of shops to cater to the tastes of uber-rich and commoners alike.
For many tourists, the price may seem very cheap compared to their country standards.
However, the quality of items on sale will vary vastly in different shops.
Even those who hate shopping will end up with extra bags when they leave Pattaya.
What Products can I buy in Pattaya?
Pattaya is known for its gems, pearls, handicrafts, silk and many more.
A thriving market of fake products is active here.
You can buy duplicates of expensive watches, electronic goods and designer wear.
Keep in mind that you get what you pay for.
The quality of these products will be very poor compared to the originals.
Do not believe in the money-back offer advertised by shops.
Better check the goods thoroughly before buying.
Where are the Shops in Pattaya?
Most of Pattaya’s shopping centres are located at Beach Road, Pattaya 2 Road and the section of road connecting South and Central Pattaya.
Here you will find shops that sell silk and gems to handicrafts and furniture.
There are many shops selling souvenirs and gift items to take back home from your holidays to Pattaya.
Some of the popular items bought by tourists are clothing, jewelry, leather goods and bronze ware.
Boutiques and tailoring shops can also be found in plenty in the area.
The shopping centre on the North Pattaya Road offers a complete shopping experience with restaurants and recreational facilities thrown in.
Local products like handicraft products and seafood are better bought from local markets located outside city limits.
The Sunday market at Naklua is excellent for this.
There are many others in the city outskirts.
While shopping in Pattaya, bargaining is allowed in most shops.
It enhances the shopping experience for the shopper and the shopkeeper.
Note: Before checking-in at the airport, the goods along with form PP10 must be declared at the Customs desk and get the form stamped for V.A.T.
If the form is not stamped, no refund will be given.
Jewelry, gold ornaments, glasses, watches and pens must also be inspected by revenue officers to get a second validation in the departure lounge.
In reality, it doesn’t happen most of the time.