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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Night Markets in Phuket – The Best Shopping Experience

The local markets of Phuket are ideal for bargains, discovering quirky items and buying some interesting souvenirs. There are many spread across the city; best of all they are open at night.


The Chillva Market

This Bohemian style market is a cool venue to visit at night. Enjoy a pretty good selection of food, fashions and stalls selling a range of other goodies. The place is not very large but well worth taking time off from relaxing at your Phuket luxury resort to explore. The market is located on Yaowarat Road in Phuket Town and easy to reach. The place has a unique style of its own with shops fashioned out of colourful shipping containers. The prices are very local and vibes similar; you will love the homely atmosphere and samples of local culture at this highly recommended night market.


The Phuket Weekend Market

This is the islands largest night market and quite impressive. The prices are very competitive and hard to beat anywhere else. This market sells just about any type of retail product; it is in fact easier to list what the market does not have. The perfect venue for picking up the perfect souvenir this market is extremely popular and tends to get crowded; an early start is recommended. The Phuket Weekend Market is open Saturday and Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm.


The Phuket Walking Streets

Walking Street is quite the cultural attraction; located in a scenic point in the Phuket Old Town it is not too far from COMO Point Yamu, Phuket. The street is lined with vintage Sino-Portuguese houses while the 350 metre long road is occupied by traditional food stalls, Thai handicraft stores, shops selling t-shirts, shoes, dresses and much more. Ideal as an entertainment venue the place is home to buskers and other entertainers who add a holiday atmosphere to the whole place. Walking Street is open from 4 pm to 10 pm.


The Phuket Indy Market

The name denotes the number of 'Independent' traders that occupy the market. It is a kind of 'bring and buy' sale devoid of professional traders. One of the quieter night markets in town the place is favoured by younger locals who come for the entertainment and delicious selection of local food. If you are looking for something unusual to buy and cool environs to chill in, do plan to spend some time at this market open from 4 pm to 10 pm.


The Malina Plaza Patong

Located at Patong Beach the Malina Plaza market is best known for its selection of food stalls. There is a delicious variety to choose from plus prices are quite low. No wonder the place is a favoured dining spot amongst backpackers and budget travellers to Phuket. Mind you the market packed tight with lots of burning cookers tends to be a bit warm, although the open areas and a cool beer have the tendency to sort it all out.