Thalang Road is a cultural road in Phuket which is full of old and charming architecture and is consider one of the island’s popular tourist attractions. It is also one of the oldest roads in Phuket. It is in the island’s old commercial zone and tells a story of the locals past. Besides the beautiful architecture, the road is also a cluster of clothing stores for all ages including baby clothes, fashionable clothes, souvenir apparels and local clothing which are available either pre-made or as a fabric.
K.Somjit Ardam, the owner of the Ananpanich Store told us that at there are a variety of clothing and fabrics for customers to choose from at her store such as Batik, Sarong, and Lace etc. as raw materials as well as those readymade like Bana-Nyonya attire, the local style clothing for true Phuketians. Batiks and Sarongs have both painted pattern sand sequin embroidered styles and become now one of Phuket’s most popular OTOP products. The shop stocks many patterns and colours of lace with prices ranging from 150-1000+ per yard, and there are also low price materials which start at only 99 baht per yard. Most of the clothing and fabrics are imported from Indonesia. Bana-Nyonya clothing is now very popular and sells most among senior citizens and the working age groups.
The store’s strong and beautiful decor and displays are what attracts many customers, and in addition they provide a good service and can recommend skilled and reliable dressmakers.
When you have a chance to visit Phuket Town, do not miss out on a trip to this cultural road where Sino-Portuguese style architecture stands alongside local history. As well as being a must-visit tourist destination, Thalang Road is the place to get quality products and good advice about your clothes.