We are located in the HEART OF PHUKET , LIMITED OF TIME OR RUSHED HOURS ARE NO LONGER A PROBLEMS with Just only a few minutes walk to THE BIGGEST SHOPPING MALL IN PHUKET “CENTRAL FLORESTA PHUKET” and THE BIGGEST AQUARIUM IN THAILAND “AQUARIA AT CENTRAL FLORESTA PHUKET”
Just a few minutes away from the newest and biggest shopping mall in Phuket
Central Phuket Floresta sounds like another mall on the island but is just a massive extension of the good old Central Festival. With an ever-growing population, Phuket Festival was just getting too crowded, parking was getting impossible and weekends were seriously packed. As it is on the outskirt of Phuket town it somehow addresses more to locals than tourists The first year was a bit confusing because many of the original shops were relocated to the new building and it was a little quiet at first. But Central know their customers well, and the balance is back, both sides start to be busy. In addition, the new branch placed its bet on food and new ambitious entertainment venues.
Like in all malls, the ground floor is mostly dedicated to luxury flagship brands with the usual names: Gucci, Hermès, Bvlgari, Prada, Dior, Balenciaga, Coach, Michael Kors etc. These big bright shops seem to always be empty, and it is always a bit of a mystery how they survive with so little customers. The ground floor is also where occasional car sales and seasonal events are held.
Further in the back is the department store that moved from the original building. Here you can find all the cosmetic brands you are familiar with. Expect also a lot of upmarket names but more mainstream names such as Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Diesel and a lot of fashionable bags. The far end is where all the household has moved to and this area is quite interesting as it often addresses to people living here.
The lower floor is popular with a vast and very well supplied supermarket, including a wine cellar, a food court, a selection of excellent local restaurants (actually, these are branches of local restaurants).
KING POWER - DUTY FREE
7 mins to THE BIGGEST DUTY FREE DEPARTMENT STORE “KING POWER”
Duty Free Destination in Downtown of the Pearl of Andaman
Located 30 kilometres away from Phuket Airport on Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Vichit Subdistrict, Mueang Phuket District, King Power Phuket stands out with its architectural landmark and interior design which has taken a cue from a fusion of charming sino-portuguese style seen around Phuket’s old town area. Not only embracing local cultural heritage, King Power Phuket is also an environmental-responsible and resource-efficient green building. King Power Phuket houses a wide array of duty free selection which comprises of the world’s big brands in watches, fashion, perfumery, beauty, tobacco, sportswear, electronic gadgets as well as premium Thai products ranging from food souvenirs, Thai silk to folk crafts.
We have arranged for various services aimed to let you travel with ease. Complimentary services are offered at Travellers’ Lounge exclusively for foreign visitors; snacks, drinks, luggage lockers, WiFi access and kids’ play zone. Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service to and from Phuket International Airport. If you need to exchange any currency, there is also a kiosk for that. For a proper meal, head to Ramayana Restaurant where international buffet are prepared to cater up to 1,500 guests.
NAKA WEEKEND MARKET
5 mins to THE MOST FAMOUS NIGHT MARKET “NAKA NIGHT MARKET”
Phuket Weekend Market, or Naka Market or even Chaofa Variety Weekend Market, is an immense night bazaar located near Central Festival in Phuket Town. Occasionally it’s even called ‘Phuket Chatuchak’ by reference to the giant Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok and Thais call it ‘Talad Tairod’, which means ‘Car Boot Sale’. Actually ‘Naka Market’ seems to be the name everyone is now using
The Phuket Weekend Market is big, crowded, hot, fun and almost overwhelming! You can walk in here for hours, looking at this vast bric-à-brac that makes this kind of night market fun, everything you don’t need is here, and most of it is fake!
You can divide the Naka Market into two sections: 1) the shopping and 2) the food, which is also a lot of fun, don’t miss it!
What to Buy at Phuket Weekend Market?
A lot of clothing, most displaying famous brands, but the low prices give a hint about their authenticity. If you enjoy this kind of shopping, you’ll have tons of fun, but you might also realise sooner than later that material, shape and quality doesn’t compare either. Bags, watches, accessories and even perfumes, of course, follow the same rule. If you look well, you might find some excellent local designers, so there is hope after all.
Then comes one of the most surprising shops! The second-hand shoe shop! I always wondered if it should be called ‘ Second-foot shoe shop’ but whatever… Ask yourself: would you be wearing used shoes? I once had my shoes stolen long ago in front of my house, and I always thought how funny it would be to find them back in such a place.
AQUARIA IS THE BEST AQUARIUM IN PHUKET AND THE BIGGEST IN THAILAND
Located in the heart of the city, beneath Central Phuket Floresta
A magical underwater journey at Phuket’s best aquarium that takes you through the wonders of the ocean and the mysteries of the rivers. Be entertained and inspired by over 25,000 animals and interact with our knowledgeable and friendly staff to learn more about the wonders of the ocean. Amaze your eyes and brain at Phuket aquarium, Central Phuket Floresta.
Aquaria Phuket spreads across area 3 rai. To maximise your experience, we recommend that you allow approximately 1 hour 45 minutes for your visit. Last admission occurs 1 hour before closing each day. There are gift a shops and toilets inside Aquaria Phuket for our visitors
Central Floresta is also great for kids with the Happy Kids Club, just next to the aquarium, with plenty of playgrounds and activities designed for your children.
TRIBHUM THEME PARK
The Mystical Three Worlds which will take all visitors “Beyond theHorizon of Fantasy”. This unparalleled experience makes Tribhum a new must-visit landmark of Phuket.
The story started when all deities were gathering, at the auspicious time, to make the elixir water (the water of immortality). Suddenly one drop of the elixir water fell to the Earth resulted in the opening of the secret dimension passage between the Earth and the mythical land called “the Magic Forest,” the habitat of all beyond-ordinary creatures. At the center of the Magic Forest is “the Tree of Truth,” the keeper of the forest’s equilibrium, who cast a magic spell to hide the Magic Forest from invaders. When a drop of elixir water spilled on, the Tree of Truth conjured up a holy grail to save it. Unfortunately, this act had been heard by the two powerful deities: the Great Garuda, King of Birds, and the King of Nagas, the Ruler of the Underwater Empire. The battle for immortality began. Magical livings, hermits, and even humans all joined in with the same quest: to fight for the elixir water and become immortal. And the battle turned into the Epic War called “Tribhum, The Mystical Three Worlds.”
SHOW Makalee Flower Dance Venue: Makkalee Tree
Be enchanted by a mesmerizing dance performed by the most amazing flowers in the three worlds. See how their flower blossoms turn into beautiful ladies, and how they use their magical charms to lure nearby adventurers and entrap them in the Magic Forest, forever.
Kinnaree Show Venue: The Oasis of the Magic Forest
Enjoy a lively and colorful show by the Magic Forest’s crea- tures. This show shares a happy moment when the forest animals gain magical powers from eating the tree’s golden leaves, and when the Kinnareesfly down to the pond to take a bath. But, as no place is safe, beware of the hunter from above!
Magical Animals around the Magic Pond
Many kinds of magical animals live around the Magic Pond such as Khonthan “a cross between a human and a tree”, a musician who plays music to welcome Kinnarees; Kumpee Nimit “a half-human-half-crocodile being”, and Dhepnorasi “a half- human-half-lion being”*, both sing and dance to entertain all living creatures in the Magic Forest. These magical animals always welcome Kinnarees whenever they fly in for bathing in order to pay back for the magical power received from them.