Timings : 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM every Sunday
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Phuket Walking Street happens to be a weekend market set up on Thalang Road, located within the heart of the old Phuket town. Makeshift shops are set up along the 350 meters long commercial street that also features multiple permanent shops, restaurants and guest houses. However, Lardyai Phuket (big market), as the weekly market is called in the local Thai dialect, literally converts into a fair with thousands of people thronging the street that becomes chock-a-block with people selling and buying different things.
This carnival like atmosphere provides an added attraction for tourists who can pick up souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing as well as electronic goods most affordably here. The Phuket Walking Street is one of the best venues to sample local food with numerous vendors hawking barbecued meat, Thai sweetmeats and other delicious eatables. The Sino Portuguese influence is evident in the decorations and colored neon light lit area.
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