10 Best Night Markets In Phuket, Thailand

night markets in phuket

As a traveller visiting the vibrant city of Phuket, a stop at one or several night markets is a must. Night markets in Phuket are one of the lifelines of the city. Visit the markets and you will find out how lively they can be and the wide assortment of things that are being sold there. Check out several of the vendors who call out to shoppers to taste their food or purchase the clothes on sale. There is much to see, eat and do at these markets. So, when you are in Phuket next, why not add one or more of these markets to your itinerary. To find out some of the best night markets to visit in Phuket, continue reading below.

1. Phuket Sunday Night Market

The Phuket Sunday Night Market is also known as the Phuket walking street market and is easily identified by the colonial buildings and stalls. These stalls serve traditional Thai food as well as street specialities. Several unique handicrafts are also sold here along with day to day items like flip flops, accessories and Thai medicine. When feeling a little peckish, you will be well taken care of at this market as well. Indulge in a wide range of sumptuous street food like barbecue squid, other seafood and many more.

Phuket Sunday night market

Address: Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

Opening Hours: Sunday: 4pm–9pm

2. Malin Plaza

Malin Plaza Patong is a reasonably priced night market which carries a wide range of souvenirs which locals and tourists would fancy. This is one of Phuket’s busiest markets but also provides a cool environment for shoppers. Shoppers will be able to find a wide range of delicious and cheap food in this market. Owing to the nature of the market with air-conditioning and a roofed area, prices of goods and services can be slightly higher. A wide range of food can be found here, from fried chicken to desserts like ice cream and fresh fruit juice.

Malin Plaza

Address: 52 83150 162/51-52 ภก.4055 Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

Website: Malin Plaza

Opening Hours: Sunday-Monday: 2pm–12am

3. Phuket Weekend Night Market Na Ka

The Phuket Weekend Market, otherwise known as the Na Ka market, is a comprehensive bazaar which is located in Central Festival in Phuket. Also known as the Chatuchak of Phuket, the locals call this market ‘Talad Tairod.’ This market is perpetually crowded and sometimes overwhelming. Feel like a child spoilt for choice at the market with the wide array of goods and services offered here. The market can be divided into two major sections- food and shopping. Many famous brands are offered at this market. Their low costs will obviously give one a hint of the authenticity of these apparel. There are also DVD copy shops here which will sometimes sell movies even before the movies are released. Food is sold in abundance, allowing a newbie to try a whole range of things like fried, boiled, steamed, rolled food and many more. There is ample parking space at the back of the market.

Phuket Weekend Night Market Na Ka

Address: Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000

Website: Phuket Weekend Night Market Na Ka

Opening Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 4pm-9pm

4. Kata Night Market

Kata Night Market is a covered night market which also consists of a large food court and a great selection of goods, tailored mainly to tourists. The market can be identified by the great giant gorilla and hulk statues that stand at the entrance. Find great meals at great prices and other souvenirs. Most of the food sold at this market, not surprisingly, are Thai specialities including seafood. As the market is fully sheltered, it is an all-weather venue to come to and enjoy some retail therapy. The main market consists of vendors who sell the usual wares like clothing, swimwear, artwork and so on. If you are in the Kata area looking for some good bargains, then the best option is probably the Kata night market.

Kata Night Market

Address: Patak Rd, Mueang Phuket, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 2pm-9pm

5. Chillva Market

Yet another trendy night market in Phuket is the Chillva Market Phuket. Bearing a bohemian vibe and trendy atmosphere, the market carries a great selection of local and international food, fashion as well as other knick-knacks. This market is especially distinctive with its use of bright-coloured shipping containers as the facade of the shops. The best days to visit this market are from Thursdays to Saturdays when a flea market comes to life. A stage is set up in the market, where live performances are held. If tourists want to get a real Thai feel, then this market has it all.

Chillva Market

Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Website: Chillva Market

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 5pm–12am

6. Phuket Indy Night Market

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This is a trendy twice nightly market located on Dibuk Road, which is locally known as ‘Laadploykong.’ This is one of the many markets where locals and tourists congregate to have an entertaining night. With a lively street scene including live performances, visitors here can browse through a wide range of products. With a carefree feel in the entire place, this market carries products like clothing, flip-flops, shoes and so on. Prices are reasonable here and be prepared to leave with a bagful of interesting souvenirs.

Phuket Indy Night Market

Address: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-10pm

7. Royal Paradise Night Market

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The Royal Paradise Night Market is also commonly known as the Paradise Night Market which has evolved over the years. This nightly market, which is open from 6 pm to 11 pm every night, comes to life when more than 100 vendors start setting up their stalls, allowing visitors to browse through a range of items like mobile phone covers, hats, bed covers, beachwear and so on. There are also other stalls selling things like unique trinkets and natural products like coconut oil and sandalwood products. A highlight of this market is Dr Fish, a fish spa which people gather at to get excess and dead skin removed by skin-nibbling fish in a tub.

Royal Paradise Night Market

Address: 143/6 Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Rd, Tambon Patong, Kathu District, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 6pm-11pm

8. Da Hood Market Patong Phuket

Da Hood Market Patong Phuket is a lovely food market which comes alive late in the evening all days of the week. Come 5 pm, many vendors begin setting up their stalls and set up their products, such as fresh seafood and noodles. While delicious, the food sold here is also considerably cheaper compared to their restaurant counterparts. At this market, you can choose the seafood of your choice and then get it cooked or barbecued right before your eyes. While at this market, do also try out the fried ice cream.

Da Hood Market Patong Phuket

Address: Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

Website: Da Hood Market Patong Phuket

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 5pm-2am

9. Bang-Tao Night Market

This is the market that you need to visit if you are looking to savour some of the best food available in Thailand. These include freshly cooked food, fruits and exotic snacks. This market is located on a quiet street of Choeng Thale and it is open only Mondays and Thursday. If you are looking out for some souvenirs while in Phuket, then you will definitely find some here at a great value.

Bang-Tao Night Market

Address: Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Opening Hours: Monday & Thursday: 4pm-9pm

10. Karon Night Market

Karon night markets
Source: Photo by Flickr user Miles Goodhew used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Karon Market is one of the most popular night markets in the city and it is set in the heart of the beautiful Karon beach. Set within the temple grounds, the Karon market becomes a lively market twice a week. Visitors to these markets will be able to find a wide range of products and local street food. A stroll through this market will give visitors a chance to get an insight into the Thai way of life. Just like all the other night markets, this market also opens up in the late afternoon. This is when vendors start bringing out all their various wares to try and sell. You will be surprised to note that other products like natural skin treatment products including aloe vera and extra virgin olive oil are sold in this market.

Karon Night Market

Address: Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Opening Hours: Tuesday & Friday: 6pm-11pm

Night markets in Phuket

Bars at Bangla Road, Patong, Thailand
Source: Photo by user Ben Reeves used under CC BY 2.0

With so many options for shopping at night in Phuket, you will definitely leave the city with a bagful of things. Come check out some of the above-mentioned markets to decide which ones to add to your itinerary.

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