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Phuket Weekend Market

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Timings : 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday only

Time Required : 2-3 Hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Phuket Weekend Market, Phuket Overview

A popular landmark among locals and tourists alike, the Phuket Weekend Night Market boasts an exciting range of products and an exceptional array of delectable cuisine. Also renowned as Naka Market, both visitors and locals enjoy exploring the market for its quirky trinkets, pirated items, secondhand goods, souvenirs, and a vast collection of fashion staples, all for affordable prices. This market is also perfect for experimenting with some exotic Thai cuisine, which includes bugs and insects.

Situated just a little outside Phuket Town, along Chao Fa West Road, this weekend market is also nicknamed as “Phuket Chatuchak” because of its uncanny resemblance to the gigantic Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. Initially, the locals used to call this weekend market 'Talad Tairod', which meant 'Car Boot Sale'. But, now this market only goes by Naka Market or Phuket Weekend Night Market.

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What to Buy at Phuket Weekend Night Market

This weekend night market is divided into two zones where visitors can shop for a variety of things.

1. The covered section of the market sells items such as -

  • Secondhand goods
  • Religious photos
  • Clothes
  • Trinkets 
2. The other section which is relatively new sells items such as-

  • Fluffy toys
  • Cell phones
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Electronics
  • Fashion accessories
  • Perfumes
  • Jewellery 
3. The right section of the market sells delicious food, where visitors can relish in a range of Thai cuisine. 

What to Eat at Phuket Weekend Night Market

While here, visitors love experimenting with their food choices that involve trying out food items like grilled chicken, spicy sausages, corncobs, exotic fruits, fishcakes, Thai snacks, and most-importantly the deep-fried insects.

Tips While Visiting Phuket Weekend Market

  • Get to the market early to avoid the crowd and a place to park, as it can get quite crowded post 4:30pm.
  • As the market can get pretty crowded, be careful of your belongings.
  • And also wear comfortable footwear, because there will be a lot of standing and walking around to do here.

How to reach Phuket Weekend Market

This location can be accessible by a taxi or a motorbike/scooter rental facility. Located just after the Central Festival Mall, the taxi ride to reach the market costs about 500 THB, whereas bike/scooter rentals start from 200 to 300 THB per day.

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