15 Best Night Markets in Phuket - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
If you are in Thailand and wish to explore places beyond bars and discos, you can try something new by visiting night markets in Phuket. These night markets offer you an ideal opportunity to explore the essence of Phuket by indulging in discounted shopping of souvenirs and local items. Although the city is famous for its beach parties and vibrant nightlife, there is nothing more cathartic than shopping under the star-studded dome in a bustling street and munching on some local cuisine.

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 Whether you want to buy cheap knock-offs of designer brands and trinkets, or original handicraft items each one of its own kinds, these markets have it all. Exploring the Phuket night markets allows you to avoid excursion under the sweltering Sun. Walk through the tiny stalls of food and antiques as cheerful vendors welcome you with a smile. 

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From clothes to footwear and from books to jewellery, these markets will be your one-stop shop for all the things you may want to take back home. The happening music and colourful buildings dotted along the markets will brighten up your evening as you take to the narrow lanes to explore Thai life. Enjoy your time in Phuket to the fullest with our comprehensive guide to its night markets.

Here is the list of best night markets in Phuket:

01

Chillva Market

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Chillva Market

Chillva is one of the most hip and happening night markets in Phuket because it has a somewhat hippy vibe with its colorful containers. Fashion lovers can select from a huge array of stores selling clothes, accessories, and shoes. You'll also find stalls selling piping hot Thai snacks.

Although the market is quite small, it is distinctive and hard to miss because of the vibrant look and bustling crowds found here. From Thursday to Saturday, the flea market opens up with little shops and hawkers’ stalls selling knick-knacks and trinkets at throwaway prices.

Location: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket

Timing: 5 pm to 11 pm, every day

What's special: Flea market comes to town on weekends selling secondhand goodies at slashed rates

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Royal Paradise Night Market

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Royal Paradise Night Market

With over a hundred stores featuring products ranging from clothing and footwear to beachwear, and home decor items - Royal Paradise market has emerged as a huge success in the last few years. Shopping for knick-knacks under the open starry night is one of its kind experiences.

Originally dealing only with jeans and t-shirt, Royal Paradise has now expanded to a wider range of products. You can also try the Doctor Fish stand where flesh nibbling fish will remove the dead skin from your feet and lower legs.

Location: Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 6 pm to 10 pm, every day

What's special: Fish stand, mobile phone accessories, cushions, and bed covers, lamps, beachwear, hats

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04

Dao Aungkhan Market

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Dao Aungkhan Market

Nestled right next to the Chalong Circle, Dao Aungkhan is a stunning Phuket weekend night market. Goods and services of everyday use can be found here at slashed prices. Handmade items which are not mass produced, as well as objects made of leather, are one of the biggest selling points of this place.

And if you get tired of walking through the market, you can also try the wide array of street foods available here. From barbecued seafood to sushi, candies, and pastries - all kinds of delicious delicacies are sold at the stalls.

Location: Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Phuket

Timing: Mon-Tue : 4 pm to 9 pm

What's special: Street food (roasted chicken, sushi, BBQ seafood)

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Fun Friday Avenue Market

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Fun Friday Avenue Market

Popping up every Friday, Avenue is one of the vibrant night markets in Phuket located close to the famous Bangtao Beach. Although it is not quite as big as the Chillva, there is a lot to discover here. The place gets loud and rambunctious on Fridays, and it is difficult to avoid its pull.

The shopping options are not wide-ranging, but interesting food is what attracts most people here. Grilled fish, fried noodles, stewed meat, smoothies, and salads - there is a lot to sample here. The sound and smell of meats crackling in the pan are dizzying and the superb food must be tested before leaving Phuket.

Location: Boat Avenue - Bangtao Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 6 pm to 11 pm, Fridays

What's special: Food stalls

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Lumduan Market

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 Lumduan Market

Nestled away near the Samkong underpass is a colourful and brilliantly illuminated market called Lumduan. Open only on Sundays, the place is popular among tourists as well as locals for selling International clothing items and footwear. Local handicraft products, each unique in their own right, are also available here along with souvenirs and trinkets.

You can also buy second-hand items at low prices. The entertainment area features live music, vibrant performances and talent show events on a huge stage. You can also try the international and local snacks sold by hawkers and food stalls.

Location: Yaowarat Road, Talad Sod Phuket

Timing: 5 pm to 10 pm, Sundays

What's special: Handicrafts, secondhand items, live shows, food stalls

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Naka Weekend Market

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Naka Weekend Market

Shop for a massive range of items at this Phuket weekend night market. Spread over a very large area near town, the market is always buzzing with crowds of locals as well as tourists. At least two hours are needed to explore every shop and stall in the area.

Food and snacks of Japanese, Western, and local Thai cuisines are sold at the food stalls, and you can buy clothing and accessories at the various shops sprinkled between the stalls. The market enjoys a strategic location near the Wirat Hong Yok Road.

Location: Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket

Timing: Friday to Sunday, from 4 pm to 11 pm

What's special: Food stalls featuring Chinese, Western and local foods

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Lard Yai

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Lard Yai

Every Sunday, the beautiful and historical Thalang road hosts night markets in Phuket which features a wide array of shops and stalls selling souvenirs, clothing, footwear and whatnot. It’s a relatively small market, and yet as 4 pm ticks closer, the crowds starting rolling in this beautiful space.

The walking street is flanked by Sino-Chinese buildings on both sides, and the setting provides a quaint, old-world charm to the shopping center. Live shows and music performances are held sometimes, and if you are lucky, you may even catch a lively street show.

Location: Thalang Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Timing
: Sunday, from 4 pm to 10 pm

What's special: Shopping market with an old-world vibe and stunning landscapes

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09

Indy Market

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Indy Market

Popularly known among the locals as ‘a market to let go of your goods’, Indy Market is a place to enjoy entertainment while shopping. The holistic experience is aided by live shows and performances held on the street. Another selling point of this small market is that it is immaculate and clean, unlike other shopping places in Phuket.

Souvenirs and knick-knacks are sold at cheap prices, and you can also find secondhand items at throwaway prices. The market covers just one lane, and it has a laid-back carefree vibe to it.

Location
: Khet Chom Thong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand

Timing
: 6 pm to 12 am, every day

What's special
: Clean market selling secondhand items and souvenirs

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Malin Plaza

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Malin Plaza

Enjoy the delights of an authentic Phuket night markets offering a wide range of souvenirs and trinkets. Malin Plaza is one of the busiest markets in town, but it's cool environment and cheap food stalls make it stand out from the rest.

Buy T-shirts, bags, spa products, mobile phone accessories and a whole range of products at your leisure. Enjoy the snacks and desserts sold at slashed prices. The clothing designs found here are rare, and you can also buy souvenirs that are more durable and sturdier than ones found in other markets.

Location: Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 2 pm to 12 am, every day

What's special: Rare design T-shirts and durable trinkets, cheap food

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OTOP Night Market

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OTOP Night Market

The acronym stands for One Tambon One Product and it basically means that you can find almost any product at this place. Initially designed to promote the locally handmade items and original products sources from every province of Thailand, this night market now acts as a convenient one-stop shop to meet all the needs of locals and tourists.

From fashion accessories and pottery items to silk clothes and cotton fabrics - the place is a unique hub for one-of-its-kind products. You can also find fake designed items and knock offs here. There is also a food street where decent and hygienic food can be bought at moderate prices.

Location: 200 Kathu, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat, Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 4 pm to 10 pm

What's special: Handicraft items, hygienic food, not as crowded as other night markets

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12

Kathu vintage market

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Kathu vintage market

If you want to visit vintage night markets in Phuket, hit the Kathu Night Market, situated halfway from Patong to Phuket. The place is newly opened, so you won’t find a lot of crowds here. Shopping under the stars in a peaceful and calm environment can be therapeutic - and the Vintage Market offers just that.

There are a lot of food stalls here selling delicious dishes like the classic som tum, dried chicken, rice noodle curry, and desserts. Fried bugs like grasshoppers, silk worms and crickets are considered a local delicacy. The shops are made of recycles, colourful containers and it looks really cool witnessing the vibrant hues illuminated throughout the space.

Location: Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 5 pm to 11 pm, from Friday to Tuesday

What's special: Cool and clean night market offering food stalls that sell fried insects

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Bangla Night Market

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Bangla Night Market

The 400-meter neon lit Bangla Road is one of the famous night markets in Phuket with a wide range of accessories and clothing sold here. Loud music is quintessential and you can also very cheap beer to get drunk on, although it won’t last very long. The market is jam packed with crowds of locals and tourists almost every night of the week.

The bars and clubs offer a place to party till dawn, and you can also try the discos and restaurants that line the street. Most of these places are open fronted, so the music and atmosphere blends in with the entire street. You may also be lucky to catch street performances and live music shows.

Location: D Tambon Patong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 6 pm to 1 am, every day

What's special: Discos, bars, live shows

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14

Karon Temple Market

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Karon Temple Market

Located right next to Karon Beach is a Phuket night markets featuring a great range of products and delicious local foods. The Karon Temple market is lively and friendly, with crowds bustling on every night the market is open. Local food stalls are also available, with a wide range of Thai dishes sizzling and simmering in pots and pans.

Buy fluorescent t-shirts and scarves, sarongs and swimsuits at cheap prices. Besides knock-offs and fake brands, you can also find original items created by Thai handicrafts here. Teddy bears and dolls that are handmade, electric ‘robots’ made of springs and wires can also be found.

Location: Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket, Thailand

Timing: 4 pm to 11 pm, Tuesday and Friday

What's special: Handicraft items, knock-offs and fake brands clothing

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15

Phuket Walking Street

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Phuket Walking Street

Situated in the Old Town, one of the latest and most popular markets in Phuket is the Phuket Walking Street. While food and souvenirs are the primary attractions here, you can also buy fancy jewellery and inexpensive clothes at the Phuket Walking Street.

The market is dotted with Thai Muslim and Indian shops, offering an exquisite dive into their culture. Phuket Walking Street is the ideal place if you want to buy inexpensive gifts and munch on some diverse cuisines while exploring the happening street on a weekend evening.

Location: Thalang Road, Phuket Old Town

Timing: Every Sunday, 4 PM to 10 PM

What’s special: Traditional medicines, toy shops and handicrafts

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  1. What are the best Phuket night markets to buy handicrafts?

    1. Sunday Walking Street Market: This market is held on Sunday evening where you can buy traditional handicraft items. Not only brand new but people also put on sale second-hand stuff which can be a great value for money.
    2. Phuket Indy Night Market: Live music in the background and lit stalls laid across the huge area is what Phuket Indy Night Market is. You can sample amazing street food and drinks along with purchasing souvenirs to take back home.
    3. Chillva Market: Chillva Market opens at 5 PM and offers you a variety of meat and seafood, tropical fruits, traditional sweets, and a plethora of options for souvenirs.
    4. OTOP Patong: Always bustling with crowds, OTOP Patong is a great place to shop for clothing, sampling street food, and drinks, purchasing souvenirs, and more.
  2. What is famous in Phuket night market for shopping?

    1. Food: Phuket night market is brimming with vendors selling local street food. It will be a great idea to sample all the authentic street food from the market.
    2. Customized flip flops: Phuket is famous for colorful flip flops which you must buy from there. Not only that, but you can also get them customized according to your color preference.
    3. Fancy accessories: You can fill up your bag with fancy accessories to go with all types of your clothes. There is a plethora of variety in the night market.
    4. Traditional Thai medicines: Traditional Thai medicines are quite popular and you can buy some organic stuff for yourself. The vendors can guide and tell you the usage of medicines.

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