Spent the holidays in Phuket Thailand and visited the fake markets around Karon beach last week. Here is what I learned – while spending time around Karon beach, we visited several markets all off which sold knock-off name brand clothing, sunglasses and other items. In general, the prices are lower for similar items at the Shanghai fake markets. The further you travel away from the main tourist areas, the lower the prices were. Many times the prices were less than half of what they were within walking distance from our hotel. This didn’t surprise me too much. Sunglasses were had for 100 baht, Sarongs for 100 – 120 baht, t-shirts 100- 180 baht depending on quality. Bathing suits (women) for 200-300 baht) and for men we paid 120 baht. Unlike the shanghai fake markets, the sellers were generally less willing to make significant concessions/negotiations on prices. You could get them to respond a little bit but often times when we walked away offering our best price, they didn’t chase us like they tend to do in Shanghai. The best market we found within walking distance to Karon beach was at the temple nearest town (about a 10 minute walk east of Karon beach. It only operates on the weekends I think but the prices were similar to those we found when we rented a motorbike and toured the southern half of Phuket away from the main tourist areas. Email me if you have more questions about Phuket or the fake markets.