Seashell products rank among top-five most purchased souvenirs. They are made into ornaments and gift items including necklaces, rings, bracelets, brooches, mobiles, lampshades, photo frames, etc.
Rubies and sapphires are the most popular, best-buy items. There are a wide range of jewelry shops found mainly in Phuket City and at Patong Beach. Most offer unique jewelry designs and provide custom-made jewelry.
Ceramics of Phuket are unique souvenirs that most tourists might not know exist. Most shops are located along Wichitsongkram Road. They are of high quality and are crafted using carefully chosen native clay. Popular products are household utilities, kitchenware and decorative items. All are embedded with distinctive designs.
Phuket's famous high-quality birds nests are popular souvenirs among Asian tourists.
There is no direct train service to Phuket. Travelers arriving by train must get off at Phun Phin Railway Station in Surat Thani Province and continue by regular bus to Phuket. For more information, call the State Railway of Thailand, 1690, 0 2223 7010, or 0 2223 7020.
Source: Information by Tourism Authority of Thailand