If you're seeking to enjoy the ambiance of a busy night market in Thailand, Malin Plaza would be the perfect place for you. It is one of the busiest and most lively markets of Phuket and offers a wonderful range of souvenirs at fair prices. Some of the shops are air-conditioned and the plaza has a variety of food stalls in and around the area, so you do not have to worry about the usual drawbacks of an overcrowded market. Malin Plaza is usually not as busy as some of the weekend markets in Phuket Town. However, it is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the area. Malin Plaza Patong is situated on the side of the southernmost main road in Patong, near the beach, between the exits for Rat-U-Thit Road and Sai Kor Road. The place is huge and can accommodate a decent amount of parking. It is marked with a glowing blue sign which makes it impossible to miss. The main part of the market is covered under a high metal roof which is well spaced so that the air remains fresh and cool. Most of the shops are semi-permanent, constructed from former shipping containers. Some of them are really grand complete with windows, doors and air conditioners. The merchandise available in the market includes clothing like denim wear, t-shirts, beachwear and also spa products and mobile accessories. You can also find some high-quality trifles and keepsakes. If you want something a little different, Malin Plaza definitely stands out from the other local markets. A major attraction of the market is the range of food stalls situated around the roofed area. From traditional Thai dishes to snacks like fried chicken, chips, crepes, sushi and ice cream, these food stalls has all the magic to please your taste buds. If you walk around the shops at any time after sunset, you can see how packed the tables are. Some of these stalls offer a great variety of exotic tropical fruits such as dragon fruit, starfruit, sapodilla or snake fruit. You will also find live kitchens where you can buy any fish from the market stalls and they will cook it on the spot. This is more fun as it gets you close to a more authentic experience. Malin Plaza also has some fancy restaurants like Al Basha restaurant which specializes in halal food and the Italian Da Mario restaurant. In comparison to the street food of Patong, Malin Plaza offers safe food at good prices. But before you leave the place, make sure you get a taste of two of the most unsurpassed treats in Thailand - pancakes and mango sticky rice. Banana Nutella is the all-time favorite among pancake flavors but you can find all kinds of mouth-watering savors at this place. Altogether Malin Plaza is a perfect shopping destination complete with all kinds of food and fun