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The Top 20 Lively Phuket Night Markets

The Top 20 Lively Phuket Night Markets

By Chris QuanUpdated Oct. 13, 2023

Besides the beautiful beaches, Phuket's night markets are a highlight. There you can meet the locals, immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, seek out affordable buys, and taste genuine Thai street food.

1. Naka Night Market (Phuket Weekend Market)

  • Rating: ★★★★★
  • Highlights: biggest, greatest range of goods
  • Recommended for: first-timers
  • Location: 7 Tambon Wichit
  • Open: 4pm–11pm every day

Naka Night Market is the biggest night market in Phuket. The locals also call it Chao Fah Market (Chao Fah means 'Prince' and is also a name).

It's a market for second-hand goods, antiques, DVD copies, toys, electronics, shoes, bags, clothes, and plenty of great local food.

2. Phuket Walking Street (Lardyai Phuket)

  • Rating: ★★★★★
  • Highlights: Portuguese style, Phuket flavor
  • Recommended for: first-timers
  • Location: Thalang Road in Phuket Old Town
  • Open: Sundays 4pm–10pm

Phuket Walking Street is a 350-meter-long walking street. Both sides of the street have colorful low Portuguese-style houses. Stalls are equipped with small warm lights.

There are food, clothing, handmade accessory, and even hair cutting stalls as well as singers and painters.

There is a "Lardyai Phuket" sign at the market entrance (Lardyai means 'Big Market' in Thai).

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3. Chillva Market

  • Rating: ★★★★★
  • Highlights: trendy shops, live shows
  • Recommended for: the young
  • Location: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District
  • Open: 5pm–11pm, Mon. – Sat.

Chillva Market is a trendy night market in Phuket. The market is not big, but is popular among young Thais. There are pubs, cafés, fashionable apparel and accessories, and food.

You will be impressed by its bohemian vibe and colorful shipping containers, which are the shopfronts. Little hawker stalls also set up their tents to fill up this small market.

There is a small stage in the market's center. You may come across great live shows there.

4. Indy Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★★★
  • Highlights: Artistic feeling, one-of-a-kind goods
  • Recommended for: the young
  • Location: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District
  • Open: 4pm–10pm, Wed. – Fri.

Phuket Indy Night Market is a small and exquisite market. The locals call it a place to "sell personal goods" because most of the items on sale there are home-made, one-of-a-kind clothes, and handicrafts. It attracts many local young people and students to hang out after work and class.

It is a relatively quiet market. One hour is enough to visit the whole market. If you want to buy something special and individual, Indy Night Market may give you a pleasant surprise. You can also enjoy live music while enjoying food and drinks.

5. Malin Plaza Patong

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: food
  • Recommended for: foodies
  • Location: Prachanukhro Road
  • Open: 2pm–12am every day

Malin Plaza is at the southern end of Patong Beach. It features a lot of amazing Thai food: tropical fruits, ice cream, fried chicken, pancakes, seafood, pad thai... There are also stalls selling halal food.

Apart from food, most of the goods sold at Malin Plaza are similar to those in other markets in Phuket, including T-shirts, jeans, beachwear, handbags, bags, spa products, mobile phone accessories, trinkets, and souvenirs.

6. G-Market

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: quick evening shopping
  • Recommended for: people who like shopping
  • Location: Ong Sim Phai Road, in front of Phuket Grocery Shopping Mall
  • Open: 4pm–10pm, Sun. – Wed.

Many small food shops along Phuket Grocery Shopping Mall's front or entrance area open in the evening. That is the G-Market. The atmosphere is very pleasant to walk through. There is a wide variety of food to choose from with lovely shopkeepers. The quality of food is suitable for the price and delicious. There you can also find fashion clothes.

7. Fun Friday Avenue Market

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: Live show, bars
  • Recommended for: the young and people staying near Bang Tao Beach
  • Location: Boat Avenue, Bandon-Cherngtalay Road
  • Open: 4pm–11pm on Fridays

Fun Friday Avenue Market is a once-a-week bustling "attraction" in Bang Tao Beach. The market is located in the core area of Boat Avenue — the biggest shopping area in Bang Tao Beach.

In addition to the dazzling Thai food, there is also a live music zone where there are shows from different artists each week. There you can also find a variety of handmade items that girls love and souvenirs that can be bought for family and friends. There are many nice cocktail bars around. If you stay in the Bang Tao Beach area, don't miss Fun Friday Avenue Market.

8. OTOP Patong Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: a rich variety of items
  • Recommended for: first timers staying near Patong Beach
  • Location: 237/15–20 Patong Beach, Rat Uthit, 200 Kathu
  • Open: 5pm–12am every day

OTOP (One Tambon, One Product) Market began as a center to promote a variety of traditional handicrafts and foods from each tambon (district) in the country. The market is now dominated by electronics, accessories, clothing, footwear, and delicious food, although handicrafts continue to be sold.

9. Bangla Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: food, bars
  • Recommended for: the young and foodies
  • Location: D Tambon Patong, Kathu District
  • Open: 6pm–1am every day

Bangla Road at Patong Beach attracts tourists from all over the world. The whole night market is made up of criss-crossed streets. They are bustling with food, drinks, bars, shops, and street performances.

10. Banzaan Fresh Market

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: food
  • Recommended for: foodies
  • Location: Patong, Kathu District
  • Open: 6pm–11pm every day

If you are a foodie, you won't want to miss Banzaan Fresh Market. It hosts a collection of almost every Thai street food: mango glutinous rice, tom yum goong (spicy sweet-and-sour prawn soup), coconut ice cream, barbecue, seafood, fruits... The all-you-can-eat deal is at an affordable price.

11. Karon Temple Market

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: food
  • Recommended for: people staying around Karon Beach
  • Location: Patak Road, Karon, Mueang Phuket District
  • Open: 6pm–11pm, Tuesdays and Fridays

If you're staying near Karon Beach, Karon Temple Market is undoubtedly the best choice for exploring local snacks, desserts, and fresh fruits, as wel as buying T-shirts, scarves, sarongs, swimsuits, trinkets, handmade handicrafts, etc.

12. Kathu Vintage Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Recommended for: people staying nearby
  • Location: Phraphuketkeaw Road
  • Open: 5pm–11pm, Fri. – Tue.

Kathu Vintage Market Phuket is situated halfway between Patong and Phuket City. It sells unique handmade goods, yummy Thai food, and costumes. You could relax in a bar with friends or listen to a live music show.

13. Royal Paradise Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Recommended for: people staying nearby
  • Location: 143/6 Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Road, Patong, Kathu District
  • Open: Temporarily closed

If you're staying in or near Royal Paradise Hotel, you should take the time to see Royal Paradise Night Market (when it reopens).

There's a big choice of food and bags, shoes, clothes, and accessories. You can get a good price by bargaining.

14. Kata Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: food
  • Recommended for: people staying around Kata Beach
  • Location: Patak Road, Karon, Mueang Phuket District
  • Open: 5pm–9pm, Mondays and Thursdays

Located in the Kata Beach area, Kata Night Market is a covered market. Food dominates the market, especially seafood. Tables and chairs are set in front of the food stalls for tourists.

15. Mango Market (Bang Tao Night Market)

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: locally sourced fruit and vegetables
  • Recommended for: people staying around Kata Beach
  • Location: Soi Bang Thao 2, Choeng Thale, Thalang District
  • Open: Mondays 4–9pm, Thursdays 2–8pm

Mango Market is a local market offering fruit, vegetables, and meats that are locally sourced and extremely fresh. You can also find accessories, sports clothes, and Thailand souvenirs.

16. Talad Kaset Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: food
  • Recommended for: foodies
  • Location: Thavornwogwong Road, Tambon Talat Yai
  • Open: 5pm–12am every day

Talad Kaset Night Market is located in downtown Phuket. It is a place to explore popular Thai street food such as spicy salads, seafood, stir-fried dishes, and noodle soups.

17. Phuket Town Central Market

  • Rating: ★★★★
  • Highlights: open during the day
  • Recommended for: people who want to experience a genuine local Thai market
  • Location: Ranong, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District
  • Open: 12am–12pm every day

Phuket Town Central Market is a nice Thai market located right in the center of Phuket. You can see and experience real local life, and there is a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, fish, curries, ingredients and herbs, and street food. It is also a wonderful place to photgraph the daily lives and faces of local Thai people.

18. Jungceylon Night Market

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: evening shopping
  • Recommended for: people staying in central Patong
  • Location: central Patong Town, Kathu District
  • Open: temporarily closed

Jungceylon Shopping Centre is temporarily closed, but when it reopens, its night market will again be a nice place to hang out and spend some time in evening. It is a nice shopping place for a variety food and goods.

19. Night Market Patong

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: food
  • Recommended for: foodies
  • Location: 32 Prachanukhro Road, Patong, Kathu District
  • Open: 5pm–12am every day

The market is packed full of delicious food and vendors. There you can have great fresh seafood, cheap and delicious fruit smoothies, and of course a variety of Thai street food.

20. Monday/Friday Market Kamala

  • Rating: ★★★
  • Highlights: Muslim food
  • Recommended for: people staying around Kamala Beach
  • Location: Kamala, Kathu District
  • Open: 3:30pm–7pm, Mondays and Fridays

It is a nice local market, just a few minutes walk from Kamala Beach. Local Muslims sell food there. The fruit and veggies are particularly recommended. Clothes and kitchen goods are on sale as well.

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