Chillva Market Phuket is the latest and definitely the best young night market on the island… Everyone loves those night markets and Thai teenagers more than everyone else, especially this new trend of making use of old containers! Every town in Thailand seem to have a surprising amount of those weekend or night chill-out places and they are always packed. (Note that this Chillva Market is not to be mistaken with the new Phuket Floating Market located in Kathu few kilometre away which is a big bigger but mostly deserted.)
Chillva Market Phuket has an instant young fun vibe to it and a lot of the items on sale are original stuff and local creations, not many copies here (go to the other Naka Weekend Market if this is what you are after). Clothing, jewellery, shoes and tons of accessories and gadgets you don’t really need but will buy anyway might grab your attention, but miss this chance to try the local food! Salty or sweet and colourful, it is one of the key ingredient of the success of such place…. did I mention you can also try all kinds of friend insects? No to miss!
In two corners of Chillva Market you will find small bars and restaurants built inside containers, a popular way to set up market with a new dimension: it’s easy to carry, fun to decorate the way you want and by putting two containers on top of each other, you get an instant rooftop bar with a view above the market! How smart!
Container part: daily from 16:00 to 22:00.
Full market: Thursday to Saturday from 16:00 to 23:00
141/2 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town (Between Tesco Lotus Phuket Town)