The 5 best night markets in Phuket
You passed by Phuket during your trip in Thailand? Be sure to visit the city’s night markets! Whether it’s strolling between the stalls, shopping, buying handicrafts and souvenirs, or sampling delicious street food, Thai markets are a real meeting place for tourists and locals.
We let you discover the 5 best night markets in Phuket:
Chillva Night Market Phuket
If Chillva Market is our favorite night market in Phuket, it is because it is different from the tourist markets we are used to see. Recently opened with more locals than foreigners, it is considered the trendiest night market in Phuket among young Thais.
While it is characterized by a casual and festive atmosphere, Chilwa Night Market also has the distinction of containing a number of stores and bars in shipping containers. There is also a music scene and many stalls in the middle of the market, one part dedicated to street food and another selling clothes (new or second hand) and various souvenirs! The price is relatively low!
Address : No. 141/2, Yaohuali Road, Phuket Town
Opening hours : Open from Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. We advise you to go from Thursday to Saturday because there are more stalls and animations.
Phuket Weekend Market (Naka Market or Phuket Chatuchak)
Phuket Weekend Market, also known as Naka Market or Phuket Chatuchak (in reference to the famous market of Bangkok), is the biggest night market of Phuket. A real Ali Baba’s cave, you don’t know where to go, you can find everything! It is not unreasonable that the Thais call it “Talad Tairod”, which translates as a garage sale.
Naka Market consists of a covered part where you can find an impressive assortment of second-hand goods (clothes, objects and trinkets, etc.) and an open part where you can find high-tech equipment, accessories, a Fashion, Jewelry and Food part.
In the latter, all the senses are awakened! It’s up to you to taste local dishes full of colors and flavors.
Please note: it can be quite hot (especially in the covered parts) with many people, we advise you to bring water and go there once the sun is down, from 7pm!
Address : Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket
Opening hours: Open from 4pm to 11pm on weekends only.
Phuket Indy Night Market
The game has changed! After the lively atmosphere of the biggest night market of Phuket, let’s go to a very small night market with a peaceful atmosphere: Indy Night Market. Handicrafts, new or second hand clothes, fashion accessories, good atmosphere, music, open air bars and sometimes some street shows.
But if we had to remember one thing about this market: its food stalls are very good value for money! Pad thai, kebabs, fried chicken, sticky rice with mango. All the Thai delicacies are waiting for you. You got it, if you’re looking for a small and uncrowded night market in Phuket where you can stroll around and enjoy super delicious food, this is the place for you!
Address: Spotlight Avenue, Phuket Town
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday Walking Street Market (or Lard Yai)
The Sunday Walking Street Market, also known as Lardyai (which means “The Big Market”), is a family gathering place on Sundays. Sometimes, the whole of the famous Thalang Road in the historic center of Phuket’s old town becomes a walking street. Like most Thai night markets, there are many typical dishes as well as stalls selling souvenirs, handicrafts and clothes.
What do we like about the Sunday Walking Street Market? It’s just that in addition to shopping and tasting street food, you’ll find an architecturally stunning street! Known as a “Sino-Portuguese” architectural style house, which is inspired by European and Chinese architecture, offers a super colorful facade! It traces the commercial history of Phuket city since the time of tin mining.
Address: Thalang Road, Old Town, Phuket
Opening hours: Every Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.
Patong Malin Plaza
Malin Plaza Patong offers a wide variety of souvenir stalls and food stalls, while remaining friendly. Plus, although it’s crowded, don’t step on it! On the shopping side, you’ll find everything from T-shirts to jeans, bags, beauty products, trinkets and souvenirs, and even high-tech items.
But once again, what caught our attention in this market are the many street food stalls where you can taste Thai specialties at very low prices. And as the food at the market is usually much better and cheaper than the food at the tourist restaurant, we can only recommend you to go there!
Address: Prachanukhro Road, Padang
Opening hours : Open every day from 11am to midnight