Have You Been Bargain Hunting In Phuket’s Markets?
Phuket is commonly known for being an island paradise, with stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and lots of culture from all over Thailand. Phuket also offers an unparalleled shopping experience with its many shopping malls, tourist shops, and most importantly, its night markets.
If you’re a confident traveller and bargain hunter, Phuket is the perfect place for you. You can find so many unique finds and amazing deals as you hunt through the night markets in Phuket, and if you can’t find anything you want, there’s always tasty street food!
Here’s our short guide to Bargain Hunting in Phuket’s night markets.
Dive Into The Night Market Scene
When the sun becomes low in the sky, the night markets begin to come to life. You’ll experience a variety of different colours, sounds and aromas. There are several markets to enjoy while you’re travelling through Phuket, but the biggest and best is Naka Weekend Market.
Here you will be able to haggle your way through the market picking up incredible deals on souvenirs, clothing, accessories and more. It’s a great place to embrace the atmosphere of Phuket and mingle with the locals.
The Hidden Treasures of Old Phuket Town
Naka Weekend Market is a stone’s throw from Old Phuket Town and it’s the perfect place to visit after. The area is a great cultural hub for the locals and a treasure trove for bargain hunters. On Sundays, they also have a Walking Street Market full of vintage items, handmade goods and eye-catching local artwork.
Don’t feel shy about negotiating the prices of the goods on display, the vendors are friendly and haggling is simply the Thai way!
Banzaan’s Street Food and Bargains
If you’re in the Patong area and with no time to make it over to Naka Weekend Market, the closest to the amazing street food that we have for sale is in Banzaan Market. You will find many different food stalls here in the evening and the Patong locals always flock to the area. The only downside is that you pay Patong prices, which is a small markup from other areas in Phuket.
See You At Naka Weekend Market
These are just a couple of examples of what Phuket has to offer. The markets are a haven for anyone seeking out a bargain, but also a chance to exchange pleasantries and conversation with the locals. The night market scene in Phuket is certainly close to its heart, and something all travellers should experience even if it’s just once.
We hope to see you at Naka Weekend Market the next time you visit Phuket!