Phuket! Local night Market
Want more of a local experience while visiting Phuket? Bored of the beaches and the nightlife Patong has to offer? If you have some time in the evening (4 pm – 10pm), this place is well worth to visit. Phuket local night market.
Highlights of Weekend Market.
Imagine what you want to buy or shopping “You will get it all here”, you will find things from remote control, watch, latest DVD movie (showing in cinemas), CD MP3 music, Bikini, Football or Basketball Jersey, handicrafts, antiques. Many shop is selling clothes secondhand or new. In another zone you will find mobile phone, portable speakers, fancy mobile case, electronic goods, or even live animals like dogs, cats, birds, snakes and more. Imagine again, these are not all, discover it yourself!
How to get there.
Phuket weekend market is also the locally called Tarad Yai Road or Naka market, located on Chao Fa West Road opposite Naka temple not far from Phuket old town and Central Festival. Around 30 minutes from Karon Beach or Kamala Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. There is a huge car park behind the market. If you would like to go by taxi, I’m sure everyone known where it is.
Dining here is such a paradise, again anything you would think of for your dinner, you will find it here. You can enjoy delicious fish cake, sushi, noodle, kebab, Southern Thai Food, Northern Thai Foods, Northeast Thai Food, Sweet, Snacks, exotic fresh fruits, even deep fried insects (Maelang Tod). There are few more places selling drinks like cocktails, Bars. Make your special dinner here is a good choice.
Good to know before you go.
1. This place is large. Make sure you go early, it does get busy when it’s dark, and hard to find a car park.
2. Try to bargain (some shop) ^^
3. Find a good bar to sit and enjoy your moment there.
Opening hours: Weekend 4pm – 10pm
Location: Chao Fa West Rd. near Central Festival Shopping center.
Phuket Walking Street - Old Phuket Town
Visit the Phuket Walking Street (LardYai) located in old Phuket Town. Every Saturday and Sunday evening, Thalang road situated in the heart of old Phuket Town, is closed to traffic and transformed into 400 meters of walking street packed with food, souvenirs and live street shows. Don’t come with a full stomach because you will discover plenty of cheap and tasty local food! While cheap, the items for sale at the street are usually unique, offering you the chance to pick up distinctive items for people back home or as reminders of your visit to Phuket. What adds liveliness to the Phuket walking street are the live street shows by local performers. These include street dancing, live bands, painters, and comedians. Over the years, the walking street has become an attraction for tourists and a popular destination for locals to visit and relax after a busy week.
The Sino-Portuguese architecture of the buildings lining the Phuket walking street reflects the island’s history and culture. The architecture is different from many building areas in Phuket that are typically Thai style or modern. Walking alongside these beautiful buildings will take you back to the charm and the way of living of the locals a century ago. During the night, the buildings are lit up in contrasting colors, enhancing the atmosphere of the walking street.
If you find yourself with nothing to do on a Sunday evening, be sure to visit the Phuket walking street. Make your Sunday evening a worthwhile one!
Opening hours: Every Saturday and Sunday from 16:00-22:00pm
Location: Thalang Road, between Yaowarat and Thepkrassatri Road.
Phuket Seafood Market
As everyone knows that Phuket is the beautiful Island with sea sun sand. The most tourist visit to the nice sandy beaches, snorkeling and eat! But it is not easy to find the fair seafood price, check below list for some seafood market around Phuket.
Rawai Fish Market
Rawai Fish Market offers the fresh seafood by sea gypsies that leave in that area. The tourist can purchase the seafood there and go to the restaurants around there to cook it. The restaurant will charge only for cooking by dish.
The Banzaan market is located in Patong Beach near the big department store – Junceylon with offers the various foods including cook seafood. It is easy to find the grilled prawn, crab and shells with reasonable price. Also Banzaan market offers the fresh fruits for the tourist.
In an addition, Phuket has many small markets around so just need to know how to find it then you will enjoy the great street foods including seafood with the good price.