Friday, 7 June 2013

Phuket Travel Part 7: Jungceylon Shopping Mall

Jungceylon is the largest shopping mall in Phuket. During my very short stay in Phuket I visited this mall three times as it is just a 10 minutes walk from where I stayed.
I was curious to know the origin of this unique name and found out that Jungceylon was a name used by Europeans for Phuket back in 1511 when it was a prosperous port and tin mining town & it probably has nothing to do with Sri Langka aka Ceylon.
Besides shopping, there are a lot other activities to do here. The mall is divided into  four zones. "That's Siam" in the zone called Silang Boulevard sells all types of Thai arts and crafts and I like the ambience of this section most.
That's Siam is on the basement floor and that's where you also find the massage parlors.
The open air section called "The Port" is a favorite hangout for visitors. There is a man-made lake with a replica of a Chinese Junk Boat and visitors are seen clicking away their cameras here. The musical fountain comes on at specific hours.
 There was a Thai handicraft fair in this outdoor section during my visit. This section is actually covered by a humongous canopy.
Cute tissue containers displayed at the fair.
The 3rd zone is called"Phuket Square" and the two anchor tenants are located here. One of them is the Big C Supermarket.
The other anchor tenant is Robinson.
There were big promotions and sales everywhere.
The 4th zone is called "Sino Phuket" and it is made to look like a street.
This may be called the food street as there are many restaurants and pubs lined along it.
Shell World Museum & Shop is also located in this street. 
Entry into the shall museum is 100baht.
This place is a must-see for sea shell collectors.

Related Posts:
Phuket Travel Part 1: I Stayed In Patong Beach
Phuket Travel Part 2: Dining At Seahag
Phuket Travel Part 3: A Walk On Patong Beach
Phuket Travel Part 4: A Visit To Banzaan Fresh Market
Phuket Travel Part 5: Savouring The Street Food Of Patong
Phuket Travel Part 6: A Peep At Bangla Boxing Stadium
Phuket Travel Part 8: Bangla Road
Phuket Travel Part 9: Patong Tower Condominium Review And Photos
Phuket Travel Part 10: Eating Out In Phuket
Phuket Travel Part 11: A Visit To Phuket Old Town
Phuket Travel Part 12: A Visit To Phuket Aquarium
Phuket travel Part 13: Cape Promthep & Karon Viewpoint
Phuket Travel Part 14: A Pit Stop At Chalong Wat
Phuket Travel Part 15: Tourist Shops
Phuket Travel Part 16: Pit Stops At Kata Beach & Karon Beach
Phuket Travel Part 17: Thai Massage For 200 Baht
Phuket Travel Part 18: John Gray's Seacanoe Review & Photos
Phuket Travel Part 19: Panoramic Phanga Bay

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