The popular Phuket weekend night market
Because Phuket Town Weekend Night Market is only available on Saturdays and Sundays, we have arranged a weekend to come and see when we make the itinerary. As the most popular night market in Phuket, it still did not disappoint us. The market area on the weekend was quite large, and it was separated from friends at once. Fortunately, it was determined in advance if it was scattered and collected back to the hotel. There are many stalls, and they are cheap and delicious to eat. The choices to buy are more affordable.
Surprisingly this was my first time coming to the Phuket weekend market, from Karon Beach I drove a small scooter for 30 minutes to get there, and it is only 3 minutes away from Kingpower by scooter. At first I thought that it would be entirely full of tour groups, and I did not imagine that I wouldn’t see a single Chinese person. But isn’t it a pleasure when we see our Russian friends everywhere eating and making a ruckus? My feeling is that this night market is more localized, and the food is clean and tasty. In terms of the snacks, it is better than the weekend night markets in Chiang Mai and Krabi by a bit, though in such a larger area there were many things that varied significantly, severely! After tasting 6 or 7 dishes, there were pleasant surprises and unpleasant surprises.
Phuket Town Weekend Market is a favorite of local residents. The market is divided into three sections, namely the indoor, open-air, and food court sections. There are more than 400 stalls lined up in a row, selling all kinds of magnificent goods and delicious cuisine.
Here visitors can sift through a selection of gourmet snacks, clothing, second-hand goods, handicrafts, antiques, souvenirs and other goods. Particularly noteworthy is the food, including buttered corn, spicy sausage, fish cakes, coconut milk ice cream, tropical fruit and more. A stroll through the market offers a real treat of authentic local life. There are street musicians, photographers, sketch artists and other creative types that contribute to the magnificent atmosphere around the market.