What Is A Thailand Night Market?

Sep 15, 2023 | Discover

You may of visited a market before, but have you ever been to a Night Market?
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Thailand Night Markets, What Are They?

Naka Weekend Market is the biggest and most popular night market in Phuket, but anyone who hasn’t visited before may ask yourself exactly what is a night market.

Night markets, or night bazaars depending on where you’re from, and street markets. As the name suggests, they open at night or late in the afternoon. This is perfect for Thailand as the climate in the daytime can be very hot and uncomfortable. Visiting a market later in the day means you can enjoy it at more of a leisurely pace without the heat.

The nature of the night market also means that it is a lot more laid-back atmosphere, somewhere you can stroll around eating, shopping, and enjoying the entertainment. A day market is more likely to be more of a rushed affair and a lot more businesslike. Night markets aren’t just popular in Thailand. They can be found all over Asia.

Naka Weekend Market - Phukets best night market

The Market Comes Alive After Dark

When the sun goes down and the light dims, the night market really comes to life, sometimes giving off a carnival feel as the lights go bright, the music starts playing and the customers begin to flock in. This is the type of atmosphere you can expect at Naka Weekend Market every weekend.

This is the perfect time to begin exploring the market and hunting out those bargains you need, and also try out some of the best street food in Phuket. So what else can you expect at Naka Weekend Market? Here’s a list of some of the great stuff:

– Street Food
– Shopping & Fashion
– Bars
– Live Music
– Lots More

If you haven’t already visited, try out Naka Weekend Market this weekend and experience what a real Thailand night market feels like.

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