Frequently asked questions

Naka Market

Where is Naka Market located?
Naka Weekend Market is located in the southern suburb of Phuket Town, on the way to Wat Chalong, nearby to Central Festival Shopping Mall. A map is located below and you can click the button below for directions on google maps.

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What are the opening hours?

Phuket’s Naka Weekend Market is open every Saturday & Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.

Naka Street Food Market is open Monday to Friday, from 4pm to 9pm.

How big is the market?

In a word, HUGE. You can easily spend hours looking around at all the stalls, food and entertainment on offer.  There are literally 100s of market stalls to browse and just as many food and drink stalls. For those that get tired and want to relax there are plenty of restaurants and bars to take a break.

Is the market indoors or outdoors?

Both, there are some stalls out in the open air, but most of the food and drink is under cover, so if it rains, don’t worry!

What kind of products are sold at Naka Market?
On the weekends, Naka Market offers a huge array of things to buy, including handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing, accessories and has huge choice of local food, drinks and Thai desserts.

During weekdays you can come and enjoy Naka Street Food, with over 48 food stalls to choose from.

Is Naka Market suitable for families with children?

Yes, most definitely! The market is suitable for all families with children, you and old. There are plenty of food and drink choices to suit everyone and kids will love the entertainment, especially the live music. 

It does get hot though, so it is adviseable to dress cool and bring insect repellent to keep the mosquitos at bay.

Travel Planning

What's the best way to get here?

The easiest way to get here is to jump in a tuk-tuk, taxi or mini bus for larger groups. Every driver on the island knows Naka Market. You can even ask the driver to wait for you if you prefer. Although there are plenty of taxis and tuk-tuks waiting to take visitors back to your hotels or next stop.

How long will it take me to get there?
Distance from Phuket Town: 3 km / 5 minutes by taxi
Distance from Patong Beach: 15 km / 25 minutes by taxi
Distance from Rawai Beach: 15 km / 25 minutes by taxi
Distance from Kata Beach: 16 km / 35 minutes by taxi
Distance from Surin Beach: 23 km / 45 minutes by taxi
Distance from Bang Tao Beach: 24 km / 45 minutes by taxi
Distance from Phuket International Airport: 34 km / 50 minutes by taxi


What's the best time to get here?

For the Naka Weekend Market, if you prefer it less busy then it is best to ge tthere when the market opens at 4pm, you will also find it easier to park if you drive.

It can get quite crowded on weekends, especially after sunset, however the market is vast and spread out over a large area so there is plenty of space to move around, but please be patient if it does get busy.

The Naka Street Food market open on weekdays doesn’t get too crowded so any time is good.

Are prices negotiable at Naka Weekend Market?

Yes! This is part of the fun, grab yourself a bargain and enjoy the experience! Prices are negotiable and visitors are encouraged to bargain with vendors.

This is only true for market stalls, and not the case for food or drink, which are set prices.

What if it rains?

Don’t worry, most of the Naka Weekend Market is under cover, so the rain will not affect your enjoyment.

Naka Market

Wirat Hong Yok Rd, Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Telephone: 081 968 1571

Opening Hours

Weekend Market: Saturday & Sunday, from 4pm to 10pm
Street Food Market: Monday to Friday, from 4pm to 9pm

Admission: FREE