vibe with its wonderful selection of fashionable clothes, shoes, accessories, handmade beauty products and many other knick-knacks. This Market is more popular amongst the locals, especially teenagers who are seen socialising here when the market is in full swing.
The Market has a small pond and an amphitheatre with local musicians performing when the market is open. Chillva Market is also a great place to just chill out and socialise in one of the cafes, pubs or the many ice-cream shops or food stalls around the market.
Location: 141/2 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town
Timing: Thu – Sat from 5 pm – 11 pm
Specialities: Clothes, handmade beauty products and accessories.
Phuket Weekend Night Market
The Phuket Weekend Night Market is divided into the open and covered sections. The covered section mostly sells second-hand items along with a massive selection of jeans, T-shirts, shoes, curios, souvenirs and trinkets. While the open section sells electronic gadgets, CDs, DVDs, mobile phones, stuff toys, fashion accessories, bags and innumerable other things.
Near the entrance, you will find the food section with delectable fares such as corn on the cob, fish cakes, grilled chicken, sausages, fresh tropical fruit platters and if you want to get a little adventurous, then you can also try out a variety of fried insects.
Location: 7 Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Timing: Saturday and Sunday, 4 PM to 11 PM
Specialities: Electronics, toys, fashion accessories.
Phuket Walking Street Market
Located on Thalang Road of Old Phuket Town, Phuket Walking Street Market is one of the most fascinating night markets in Phuket. The buildings in the area reflect Sino-Portuguese architecture and its beauty is enhanced with the colourful light effects. The Market is famous for its variety of Thai street food, cocktails and souvenirs.
Other things you can find here are custom-made flip flops, accessories, handmade T-shirts, beach bags, etc. This street also presents plenty of opportunities for instagrammable pictures. There are neon-coloured vintage cars, colourful stores, themed cafes and traditional architecture of Old Phuket Town.
Location: Thanon Chao Fa, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Timing: Sundays only, 4 pm to 9 pm
Specialities: Food and Souvenirs.
Indy Night Market is one of those wonderful Phuket markets, fresh and clean market with a vibrant and happy vibe. Here you will find a range of flip flop, jeans, bags made with water hyacinth fibres, etc. Here you will also find unique customized keychains and you can also get your name stencilled on a single rice grain.
There are also artists who do portraits and caricatures. This place also has a great selection of lip-smacking snacks and classic Thai street food. Live music and street shows attract a young crowd making this place great for socializing.
Location: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Timing: Wednesday to Friday; 4 PM to 10:30 PM
Specialities: Unique handmade products, food, local art.
Malin Plaza Patong
Malin Plaza Patong is a trendy night market located in close proximity to the popular Patong Beach in Phuket. Popular wares here are clothes, beachwear, bags, shoes, accessories, mobile accessories, etc. The highlight of Malin Plaza is the street food available here.
There is a whole section for food with vendors selling lip-smacking classic Thai street food, fried chicken, chips, sushi, pancakes, a whole variety of tropical fruits and but potent cocktails. Restaurants are also available where you get everything from halal food to Italian cuisine. The souvenirs sold here are also of better quality and there are tailor shops as well.
Location: Prachanukhro Road, South Patong Beach
Timing: 2 PM to Midnight
Specialities: souvenirs, clothing and street food.
Naka Market is big, crowded, interesting and one of the most popular night markets in Phuket. There are a huge variety of things sold here from fashionable clothes to fashion accessories, bags, perfumes, toys, gadgets, etc. Most interesting of all is the second-hand shoe shops.
The food section carries a massive variety ranging from deep-fried foods to fresh fruits; from chocolate-covered insects to giant jackfruits. Try as many as you can as the variety can be a bit staggering. You can also stop at one of the cafes or bars on the side and relax before you continue the shopping spree.
Location: Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Timing: Saturday and Sunday; 5 PM to 10 PM
Specialities: Gadgets, souvenirs, clothes, street food.
Karon Temple Market
Karon Temple Market is a vibrant bi-weekly market held in the grounds of the Karon Temple. There is a good selection of beachwear, bags, souvenirs, beautifully carved handmade soaps, and so much more. Few stalls have really beautifully knitted dolls, teddy bears and robots made with wires and springs.
This is one of the best Phuket markets to pick up some virgin coconut oil, aloe vera products and many other natural skin products. The Temple Market has a great food section as well like all the popular night markets in Phuket. Famous delicacies include pad thai, mango sticky rice and banana pancakes.
Location: Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Chang Wat Phuket 83100
Timing: Tuesday and Friday from 4 PM to
Specialities: Natural skincare products, knitted dolls, souvenirs.
Chalong Night Market
Chalong Night Market is like a farmers’ market with fresh produce being the high point here. A magnificent selection of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood along with clothes, accessories, souvenirs and many other fares that Thailand is famous for. Every Saturday and Sunday sellers from all over Phuket come together to sell their goods at the Chalong Night Market.
Besides the fresh food, fruits and vegetables you can also find many vendors selling fantastic street food, mostly freshly made right before your eyes. This is one of those Phuket markets that is favoured not only by tourists but by the locals as well.
Location: HomePro Village, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Timing: Saturday, Sunday; 6 PM to Midnight
Specialities: Fresh fruits, vegetables, street food, handicrafts.
Kata Night Market
Kata Night Market is one of those daily night markets in Phuket. The entrance has huge figures of Hulk and a gorilla. They have a massive food court with tables and seats in the centre while the food stalls surround the eating area. The main market has an excellent selection of herbal skincare products, fashion accessories, flip flops, beachwear, toys and many other products.
Kata Night Market is a great place to spend an evening trying out Thai street food and shop. You can use the cocktail bar as a pitstop whenever you get tired.
Location: Patak Rd, Mueang Phuket, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100
Timing: Daily; 5 PM to Midnight
Specialities: Souvenirs, street food, beauty products.
G-Market or as the locals call it Lard G, is a great place for food lovers. This is a rather small but well organized and interesting night market in Phuket. This is organized by the well known Phuket Grocery shopping mall and the food stalls have a delectable range of Thai delicacies and international favourites.
Some of the best fares here are fried dumplings, fried fish cakes, catfish salad, rice with Thai herbs, Hokkien Noodles and so much more. The market also has clothing and other fares on sale as well but this night market is more famous for its varied food stalls.
Location: Phuket Grocery, Ong Sim Phai Road, Talat Yai, Mueang, Phuket 83000
Timing: 4 PM to 10 PM
With over 300 stalls to explore, Suanluang Market is one of the biggest seafood and fresh fruit Phuket markets and it is as famous amongst the locals as it is with the tourists. Enjoy shopping for a whole variety of fashionable clothes, cosmetics, bags, silk scarves, accessories, belts, mobile accessories and a great selection of souvenirs and tribal handicraft goods.
The food scene here is equally good with classic Thai fares being the most prominent. The food here maybe a little spicier as many of the locals visit and dine here.
Location: Opposite The Entrance Suan Luang Next Naka and Sangdamrong, Phuket Town
Timing: Friday to Sunday; 4 PM to 11 PM
Specialities: Local goods, fresh fruits and seafood.
Sai Nam Yen Market
Located in downtown Patong, Sai Nam Yen Market or China Town Plaza as it is known locally is a wonderful collection of stands and stalls selling a variety of Thai fares. Popular fares include flip flops, souvenirs, children’s clothes, superhero T-shirts, beauty products, luggage and so much more. There are also tattoo shops and herbal skincare range.
The advantage of this Phuket market is that most of the staff workers are from other neighbouring countries which means they are fluent in English, making it easier for foreigners to shop. This place is best explored after sundown when it is relatively cooler.
Location: Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Timing: Daily 10 AM to 11 PM
Specialities: Children’s clothes, beauty products, Thai food.
Vintage Market Phuket
Vintage Market Phuket is a relatively new addition in the list of markets in Phuket. There is a good selection of household items, antiques, curios, handicraft items and clothing. There are many kiosks selling food and drinks with seating arrangements throughout the market. They serve a variety of light snacks, classic Thai delicacies, a variety of desserts and fresh drinks.
For the brave foodies, fried insects are also available. There are bars that have recycled containers as the main decor where you can enjoy a relaxing drink. Once in a while, you can also come across a local band performing live here.
Location: 2/112 Moo 2 Phra Phuket Kaew Road, Kathu, Phuket 83120
Timing: Fri - Tue: 5 pm - 11 pm
Specialities: Less crowded, antiques, curios and handicrafts.
Banzaan Market is in a large building with contemporary decor. It is one of the best markets in Phuket to explore and enjoy some great shopping. The market has a separate section for fresh seafood, vegetables, meat, fresh fruits, flowers, dried goods and a range of classic Thai desserts. Fresh fruit juices are a speciality here.
They have a big food court serving popular Thai dishes with a comfortable and clean dining space. There are also several small kiosks selling toys, clothes, shoes, etc. Banzaan Market also has a radio station and a small Chinese shrine at the front of the market.
Location: Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Timing: Daily 6 AM to 9 PM
Specialities: Fresh food, seafood, meats, ready to eat food.
Mai Khao Plaza
Mai Khao Plaza is a shopping complex located in Mai Khao, near the northwest coast of Phuket. This is a peaceful area of Phuket with many upscale resorts and hotels around. Mai Khao Plaza offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities for those staying in this area.
The complex has a number of stores selling fashionable clothes and accessories, beauty salons and spas, dining options and a real estate and timeshare outlet. Mai Khao Living Room Seafood & Bistro is a popular joint serving a variety of delicacies from around Thailand.
Location: Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Timing: Daily 10 AM to 11 PM
Specialities: Clothes, Spa treatments.
OTOP Shopping Paradise
OTOP Shopping Paradise is an initiative to promote locally made products of each sub-district or tambon of Thailand. OTOP markets mostly sell cotton products, Thai silk garments, religious images, wooden games, pottery, traditional handicrafts, household items and locally made food.
OTOP Shopping Paradise is one of the best markets in Phuket to shop for locally made shoes, flip flops, sunglasses, sun hats and many typical OTOP items. Exploring OTOP Shopping Paradise is more of an experience than just a shopping centre. This market is also famous for its street food and the variety is staggering.
Location: 37/15-20 Patong BeachRat Uthit, Chang Wat Phuket 83150
Timing: 5 PM to Midnight
Specialities: Unique handicraft products, traditional Thai silk garments.
Bangla Night Market
Bangla Night Market is a major attraction for night owls and those looking for an exciting and colourful night in Phuket. Bangla Road is full of nightclubs, bars with live music and performances by exotic dancers. The market is a whole different experience and it showcases a very different side of Phuket.
There is a continuous party scene and also a lot of street food vendors offering a variety of Thai snacks. There are also shops selling different items such as clothing, sunglasses, hats, shoes and electronics.
Location: Soi Bangla, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Timing: Daily 9 PM to 4 AM
Specialities: Nightclubs, exotic dancers.
Dao Aungkhan Market
Dao Aungkhan Market is one of the most spectacular shopping markets in Phuket. The market is famous for its wide range of household items, unique handicraft items that are not produced in a large scale, leather goods are also one of the major attractions here.
This market is also great for street food such as barbecued seafood, spicy roasted chicken, pastries, candies, sushi, Thai desserts and other classic Thai delicacies. You also get Malay, Chinese and Indian food as well. It is a great place to explore and hang out even if you are not shopping.
Location: HomePro Village Phuket, 61/10 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket 83000
Timing: Monday to Tuesday; 4 PM to 9 PM
Specialities: Leather goods, street food.
Lumduan Market is a popular night market favoured by both the locals and tourists alike. The food stalls here are highly popular for their interesting and delectable classic Thai snacks and other delicacies as well as many international favourites. Lumduan is also one of the most fascinating shopping markets in Phuket for clothes, fashion accessories, shoes, bags, handcrafted items, souvenirs and a variety of second-hand items.
Other than the food and shopping, Lumduan is also famous for its entertainment. Talent shows and live musical performances are organized on a regular basis at the central stage in Lumduan Market.
Location: 999/9 Yaowarat Road, Ratsada, Phuket 83000
Timing: Sunday – Tuesday, 4 PM to 10 PM
Specialities: Live entertainment, street food, handcrafted items.
Yak Yai Market
Yak Yai is a nightly market and one of the popular shopping markets in Phuket. The market is a great place to enjoy an evening out exploring the wonderful items put up for sale or just to gorge on the wonderful array of snacks and delicious ready to eat food items sold on the many food stalls.
You can also enjoy a variety of fresh tropical fruit platters or fresh fruit juices while listening to some great music playing in the background. Yak Yai Market is also a fantastic place to buy unique souvenir items such as old postcards and antique artworks.
Location: 1/55 Moo 4 Chao Fah Tawan Aok Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130
Timing: Wednesday - Friday; 5 PM - Midnight
Specialities: Thai and Western food, antique artworks.