Phuket’s Weekend Market
I know what you’re thinking, didn’t we just post about a market that is in Phuket? Well, the short answer is yes, we did. What’s the difference you ask? The other post was about Phuket (old town) Sunday market and this one is about Phuket’s weekend night market that is ten times as big as the other market. If you missed the post about the Phuket Sunday market, you can read about that here. Phuket town Sunday Market.
Phuket’s Weekend Market is one the biggest markets in southern Thailand. This is where you’ll find both tourists and locals go to purchase just about everything. You’ll find knock-off brand named clothes, DVDs, CDs, hats, watches, makeup, you name it! You’ll also find all the snacks, noodles, meals on a stick and the infamous fried insect and other fried bug stall. There is something here for everyone and it’s one of the best markets to shop for those perfect little Thailand souvenirs that you’ve been searching for.
*Pro Tip* There are some hidden gems in this enormous labyrinth of a market and the deeper that you go, the better chance you find some of the true artists. One day I found a little old man that was carving the most beautiful elephant clay sculptures.
WHEN TO GO?
The market is open Saturdays & Sundays from around 4 pm to about 10 pm. The best time to go is right at 4 to avoid the crowds, but of course, it will be cooler the later you go. Warning to those that don’t do well in crowds, this place can get packed fast.
The market is also known as the “night market” and due to the market’s proximity to a temple, it’s known to the locals as the “Naka market.” So, don’t worry if you get a little lost, they’ll be at least one person that will know where you are trying to go. I’ve also included a little map to help you out below.
Have you ever been to a market in Thailand? Do you have a favorite outdoor market that you think we should check out? Let us know in the comments below!
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