The top night markets in Phuket Town, Thailand, gives off a kind of festive feel to anyone who is visiting. Thus, if you’re planning a trip to Thailand over the next couple of months, it’s a must that you visit one or two of these (or three) night markets. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with the variety of items sold or the grandeur of each night market, fret not! Continue reading to learn everything there is to know, as well as be prepared and for the top night markets in Phuket Town, Thailand.
1. G Market
G Market, which is also known as Lard G, maybe small but it is one of the most crowded night markets in Phuket Town. This is found at the entrance area of Phuket Grocery Mall. It is particularly famous for food lovers who constantly seek stalls that offer both local and international dishes. If you’re planning to visit G Market, then it is advisable you try out their takoyaki, spicy crispy catfish salad, steamed dumplings, and fried dumplings. This is also a great place to buy fried fish cakes or rice with assortments of Thai herbs. For tourists, you may be interested in shopping for some of the most unique clothing items in the market. Don’t forget to browse through their souvenir shops and watch out for some live music performances.
G-Market / Lard-G
Address: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Website: G-Market / Lard-G
Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (daily)
2. Sunday Walking Street Market
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The Sunday Walking Street Market, also known as the Talad Tai Rod for the locals, can be found at the far edge of Phuket Town. Tourists would find it most convenient to visit this night market because it is so close to where the Central Festival is held. Walking the streets of Phuket Town at night is as imaginative and vibrant as can be. The Phuket Sunday Street Market (Talad Tai Rod) in itself offers a wide array of products and goodies that you’ll never have thought necessary in your life. People who visit this night market are typically on the lookout for some statement pieces like one-of-a-kind T-shirts or baggy pants that are very cheap, yet are of high quality. Here, you’ll notice how the area is categorized into four sections - keepsake, sustenance, “appear” areas, and handicrafts.
Sunday Walking Street Market
Address: Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (Sun)
3. Phuket Indy Night Market
If you want to eat as the locals do, then you should head on over to the Phuket Indy Market. This is a place where locals go to dine and spend some quality time with friends and family, particularly young professionals and teenagers. There is a wide array of vendors that sell colorful candies, fish maw soup, seafood barbecue, Chinese dumplings, and more. People also visit the Phuket Indy Market to get a taste of the town’s famous soft sponge cake, as well as listen to some live music performances. If you are planning to visit this amazing night market at Phuket Town, then you must also try their Kanom Buang, which is a Thai crispy pancake. Our advice is to eat this with one of their best-selling sugarcane beverages.
Phuket Indy Night Market
Address: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 4pm - 10 pm (closed from Sat - Tue)
4. Talad Kaset Night Market
Talad Kaset Night Market is known to be the largest night market in all of Phuket Town. So, it’ll be easy to get lost in all of its stalls and booths. Thus, it is best to start with a sample of its delicious and tasty street food. The best thing about Talad Kaset Night Market is that you can find three cuisines here - Islamic, Thai, and Chinese. Moreover, these three cultures are not only seen in the food that they serve but also in the souvenirs displayed along the streets. Some of the dishes worth trying include dim sum, which is a Cantonese dish of either steamed or fried dumplings containing mouth-watering fillings. There’s also suki talay, which is Thai-style sukiyaki, and kao cluk kapi, which is basically rice with shrimp paste. Don’t forget to also try their steamed and spicy rice complete with chicken, also known as kao mok kai.
Talad Kaset Night Market
Address: Thavornwogwong Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: 5pm - 12am (daily)
5. Phuket Town Central Market
Located along Ranong Road, Phuket Town Central Market is at the heart of Phuket Town’s most historic commercial hub in all of the country. To date, there are two markets here that are a bit modern. These are Downtown Market and Talad Sod Satarana. Although it is not really a night market, it stays open until eight in the evening. Phuket Town Central Market, as the name suggests, is a central hub for all things every local and tourist needs. You can shop here for clothes, incense, eggs, birds, tools, fireworks, slingshots, a variety of hats, shoes, raincoats, and so on.
Phuket Town Central Market
Address: Ranong, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Website: Phuket Town Central Market
Opening hours: 4am - 8pm (daily)
6. Amulet Market Phuket
Amulet Market Phuket is one of the most exciting markets found in Phuket Town. Although it is not really a night market, it stays open during a good part of the evening! Elders frequent the market and you’ll see some of them seated on long tables as they study various kinds of amulets under their magnifying glasses. Here, you’ll find a variety of amulets that can ward off evil spirits among other things.
Amulet Market Phuket
Address: Ratsada Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: 8am - 7pm (daily)
Why should you visit Phuket Town's night markets
Well, to answer this question, you have to consider what every tourist should when traveling to another country. One must be able to incorporate the values and culture of a particular nation. Thus, what better way to do so than to explore their night markets. Thailand, especially Phuket Town, is filled with these and it’s possible that you’re going to get overwhelmed. Luckily, this guide is here to help you through it all.
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