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Pattaya Markets – Places To Shop

By Paul Aslett on October 3, 2014 in Pattaya Thailand, Uncategorized
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Pattaya Markets, Supermarkets & Hypermarkets

Pattaya markets shopping in Thailand is a national pastime, there is so much choice at hand in Pattaya it is difficult to not find exactly what you’re looking for at a very good price. Lots of ex-pat retirees  shop at these local markets which are extremely good value for money, if you are on a  retirement visa for example you may need to watch the pennies.

Below is a brief description of some of the main markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets located in general to central Pattaya. All of the markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets are only a short Songtaew (Baht bus) or motorcycle taxi ride away. All the markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets also have transportation nearby to help you on your return journey back home.

Local Pattaya Markets

Pattaya has several local markets selling all kinds of things including clothing, used mobile telephones, shoes, fruits, fresh food, clothes, meat, eggs, etc. Most markets have stalls in the open air or located under a large roof in area. Some of them are open only weekends or other specific days. These Pattaya  markets can be quite crowded. We have many markets close to Pattaya immigration office many ex-pats need to visit this area for their regular 90 day reporting in Thailand.

Supermarkets

There are several supermarket selling food and household merchandise. Each of the Hypermarkets also has a supermarket inside. Tops, Foodland and Best are supermarkets in Pattaya.

Hypermarket Pattaya City 

There is a wide range of products selling at hypermarket including clothes, appliances, furniture, electronic goods, automobile accessories, bicycles, etc. Supermarkets are also located inside. Hypermarket serves as a one-stop shopping centre. Large car parks with free parking are available. There are food courts, fast food chains and other restaurants. In North Pattaya, Big C is in a shopping mall which also has many shops, restaurants and cinemas on the top floor.

North Pattaya Markets

Tesco Lotus is located in North Pattaya, providing more than 36,000 items covering a wide range of products such as household goods, furniture, clothes, as well as retail shops, stalls fast food restaurants, fresh food stall, food court and exchange service. Spacious parking can cater 1,000 cars and 100 motorcycles. Location: 221/19 Moo 5, North Pattaya Rd. (near the Pattaya – Bangkok Bus Terminal), Naklua, Banglamung, Chonburi.Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am – 11.00 pm.

Types of Market: Hypermarket

Big C Supercenter

Big C Supercenter is located on Pattaya 2nd Rd. Easily found when take Sukhumvit Rd. towards Pattaya and turn right at north Pattaya Rd. and left at Pattaya 2nd Rd. It offers a wide assortment of goods at reasonable prices in a clean and comfortable environment. It provides a one-stop shopping including dry food, fresh food and non-food including meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, clothes, appliances. It is located in a convenient location around community center. There are also promotions of various products for a better value for money. Location: 78/12 Moo 9, Pattaya Soi 2nd Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi.Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 12.00 am.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

Best Supermarket

Best Supermarket offers many imported western items and it has been long served expat in Pattaya. It also has an extensive selection of liquors. It is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Pattaya 2nd Rd. at the Dolphin Roundabout that intersects with 2nd Rd., North Pattaya Rd. There is no car park available but curbside parking can usually be found. Location: 179/178 North Pattaya (near the Dolphin Roundabout), Naklua, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening hours – daily 24 hours.

Naklua Sunday Market

This is a local open-air market held every Sunday where you can buy food, fresh food, fruits, clothes, bags, DVDs, pets, lingerie, electrical appliances and many more at a very reasonable price. Location: Sawang Fa Rd. (between Pattaya-Naklua Rd. and Sukhumvit highway), Naklua Beach, Pattaya, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Every Sunday

Type of Market: Local Market

Big ‘C’ Extra

Big ‘C’ Extra, a retail chain hypermarket offers a variety of high-quality, imported as well as local products in their supermarket section. There are also reasonably priced Big ‘C’ Extra own-brand items including fresh food, groceries, textile, appliances and bazaar which is a section grouping all types of products in one area such as kitchenware, sports equipment, furniture, gardening tools. Apart from the department store, Big ‘C’ Extra complex features ‘Home Pro’ a home improvement store, an inexpensive food court, plenty of restaurants, retail shops and stalls. Location: 333 Moo 9, Central Pattaya Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 11.00 pm.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

Best Supermarket

Best Supermarket offers many imported western items and it has been long served expat in Pattaya. It is located conveniently on Central Pattaya Rd. There is no car park available. Location: 111/9 Moo 9, Central Pattaya Rd., Pattaya, Chonburi.

Type of Market: Supermarket

Made In Thailand Night Plaza

Made in Thailand Night Plaza is a conglomerate of independent shopping stalls, a great place for bargain shopping. Gifts, clothes, souvenirs and household items are available here. The available goods predominantly caters Thais but there are also some outfits in big sizes. On the contrary to its name that suggests the opening hours during the night time, the market is open during the day time until late. Location: Pattaya 2nd Rd. (between the intersection of Soi Honey Inn and Soi 9), Pattaya, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 12.00 am.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

The Market Pattaya

The Market Pattaya  markets has goods stalls spreading over the area of 13 rai. It brings a similarity of Chatuchak market in Bangkok with over 450 stores including apparel products, IT, furniture, handicrafts, art, local products, international restaurants and fast food. There are also music or dance performances by students on a small stage some evenings. Location: Pattaya 2nd Rd. (near Soi 5), Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

Tops Supermarket Pattaya

The supermarket offers a variety goods, fresh food, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and seafood, dairy, bakery products and wines from all parts of Thailand as well as imported products from other countries. Tops is the largest supermarket chain in Thailand and also gains recognition internationally. Location: P.S. Plaza – Ground Fl., 369/1 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Rd., Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily 24 hrs.

Type of Market: Supermarket

Food Land Pattaya Central Road

Located on Central Pattaya Rd., only 150 m from the main turn off from Sukhumvit Rd., Foodland has a fine reputation among foreigners and locals due to friendly service and quality range of food products offers a large variety of imported and local products including daily oven roast paprika chicken and homemade sandwiches at Butcher’s Choice counter. The service teams are well-trained and friendly. It is also a place to eat and meet friends. The supermarket covers 1,600 sqm and parking space can cater 50 cars. Location: 190/16 Central Pattaya Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours

Type of Market: Supermarket

Central Food Hall Pattaya City

Offering extensive choice of food from all around the world with a great choice of premium food products including seafood, fresh meat, sausage, a wide selection of cheese, fruit and vegetable, wine, ready-to-eat food and many other local and international consumer products. Cooking tips, recipes, expert advice and a personal chef service can be found here. In-store bakery features a variety of bread, pastries and cakes in both Asian or western style of baking. Home delivery is also available. Location: Central Festival Pattaya Beach, 333/99 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 11.00 pm.

Type of Market: Supermarket

Thepprasit Market 

An open-air weekend market is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during evening hours. It has over 500 stalls selling food and varieties of products such as clothes, shoes, sunglasses, night wear, watches, lingerie, DVDs at reasonable prices. There is also a bar to unwind after the shopping. Location: Located on Thepprasit Rd., from Sukhumvit Rd. (between Outlet Mall and Tesco Lotus South Pattaya Branch. The market is located 5 minutes walk from Sukhumvit Rd.), Chonburi. Opening Hours: Fri – Sun from 06.00 pm. – 10.00 pm.

Type of Market: Local market

Soi Buakhao Market – CD Food & More 

Pattaya Markets

Pattaya Markets Abundance Of Good Markets

The market offers clothes, CDs, movies on DVDs, household items, plants, fresh food, bars and restaurants at bargain prices. There is also an extended evening market further along the same road. Location: Located at the end of Soi Buakhao, closed to South Pattaya Rd., across from the Friendship Supermarket, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Every Tuesday and Friday in evening.

Type of Market: Local market

Villa Market

Villa Market, an upscale supermarket stocks up with high quality products ranging from vegetables, fruits, cheese, dairy products, meat, snacks, frozen food, wines, organic food including imported products that have been requested by its customers. There is also a 24 hours diner serving Thai food, sandwiches and breakfast. Location: 399/9 Moo 10, Pattaya 2nd Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours.

Type of Market: Supermarket

Friendship Supermarket – Farangs Favourite

Friendship Supermarket, 2nd Fl. supermarket, offers a range of good quality products oriented western and Chinese food. The products available include pasties, bread, meat, bread, stationary, cookware as well as a good selection of wine. Location: 20/390 Moo 10, South Pattaya Rd., Pattaya, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. – 02.00 am.

Type of Market: Supermarket

Tesco Lotus

Tesco Lotus is a retail chain supermarket and hypermarket. Tesco Lotus located in South Pattaya is a hypermarket providing more than 36,000 items covering a wide range of products such as household goods, furniture, clothes, as well as retail shops, stalls fast food restaurants, fresh food stall and exchange service. Spacious parking can cater 1,000 cars and 100 motorcycles. Location: 408/2 Moo 12, South Pattaya, Sukhumvit Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am – 11.00 pm.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

Big C Supercenter

Big C Supercenter offers a wide assortment of goods at reasonable prices in a clean and comfortable environment. It provides a one-stop shopping including dry food, fresh food and non-food including meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, clothes, appliances. Big C Supercenter in South Pattaya covering 43,000 sq m is located in a convenient location around community center. Location: 565/41 Moo 10, South Pattaya, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 12.00 am.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

Makro Pattaya – Sukhumvit & North Pattaya Road

An ideal for bulk purchasing, Makro offers food and non-food products. Food store also features in-store bakery, wine section, butchery department, hot food as well as cafeteria. Non-food department offers clothing, DIY appliances, jewellery, office applies, electrical appliances, computing, garden furniture and many more. Membership is required. Location: Next to Underwater World on Sukhumvit Rd., South Pattaya, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. – 11.00 pm.

Type of Market: Hypermarket

Pattaya Floating Market

The 4 Regions Floating Market is increasingly popular among tourists. There is a set of Thai style houses built in different regional architectures located in the middle of a large pond. The pond has small water alleyways as well as a wooden bridges that allows visitors to walk around and buy products from all 4 regions in Thailand. The market also offers boat service for those who would like to sit down, cruise along and experience traditional Thai lifestyle. A numerous types of food are available in those houses at reasonable price. Furthermore, there is an adventure sling activity which guests can hang them on a sling across the water alleyway. Wood carving Museum is located within the market. At the gate of the market, Thai house with a replica of the Lord Ganesh carved from wood for those who would like worship. There are also Thai cultural shows including Thai traditional dances and sea boxing show. Location: South Pattaya, Sukhumvit Rd., Pattaya, Naklua, Chonburi. Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 11.00 pm.

Useful Links for ex-pat residents living in Pattaya :

Tesco Lotus , Big C , TopsThepprasit night market ,Pattaya floating market ,Soi Buakao Market

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Paul AslettView all posts by Paul Aslett
Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.