Whether you’re shopping for clothes, souvenirs or food, we’ve got our tried and tested recommendations on all the best markets here in Phuket.
- Naka Night Market:
If you’re looking for a hustling and bustling market with a buzzing atmosphere, this market is for you. Think narrow lanes, loud vendors and the smell of Thai cooking, this place really is a true Thai experience. Whether you want clothes or food, or anything in between, this place has it all, and for some serious bargains too! Naka market is only open from Fri-Sun from 4-11pm, so plan ahead and make it a weekend to remember.
- Sunday Walking Street Market:
Set in the quant Phuket Town on Thalang Road, this market is probably the most sophisticated of them all. There’s live music, authentic Thai souvenirs, homemade gifts, clothes shops, Thai food, bubble tea, coconut ice cream and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We recommend heading down there earlier in the day to walk the wandering streets of Phuket Town, soak up the architecture, culture and explore the real authentic Phuket.
- Malin Plaza Patong:
Set in the heart of Patong, Malin Plaza market is one serious tourist haven. Although the items sold here are similar to what is sold in many other Phuket markets, such as beachwear, electricals, clothes, luggage, toiletries etc, they are of slightly better quality and even have their own tailor shops too. Grab a fresh coconut and some fried chicken as you walk in to enjoy the market aisles.
- Banzaan Market:
If you’re more after the food and fresh local Thai produce, you want to head to Banzaan Market in Patong. They sell everything imaginable, from fresh Thai fruits and veggies, to meats, fish and sweets. This is more of a western looking market and is presented beautifully. Don’t forget your wallet… and your camera!