What is Kathu Night Market?

Update: Kathu Night Market is permanently closed

Kathu Night Market (formerly known as the short-lived AWA Kathu Night Market followed by the Bunthai Night Market) is a small market in Kathu, just halfway between Phuket Town and Patong Beach. This market is still a very young market, but it shows a lot of potential. You can find a lot of delicious local food at low prices, a bit of shopping, mostly accessories, a few bars and a live band.

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What to Eat at Kathu Night Market?

The food at Kathu Night Market ranges from the classic som tum (spicy papaya salad), some delicious fried chicken, tilapia fish barbecued in a salt crust, kanom jeen (rice noodle with curry), that very popular pork knuckle called ka-moo and the list goes on and on so just let your appetite and nose guide you. There are a lot of sweets to choose from too: buy what you like and bring it to one of the tables to enjoy. It’s that simple (and cheap!)

If you are brave, you can even try some fried bugs! How about a bag of grasshoppers, silkworms or crickets? It’s good protein! We tried some, and it’s not that bad. The palm tree worms were a little too gross. If you try these, let us know!

You can also hang at one of the few bars build with recycled containers as it is the fashion in Phuket for a few years. Also, those containers are ingenious since they offer a natural rooftop terrace! In the back of the market, you’ll find a stage for the occasional live band.

Bunthai Market in Kathu

The shopping itself is not all that impressive, but you never know what you can find in a night market, and it’s always cheap! The location of the Vintage Night Market is very convenient so if you happen to drive on this road, stop by for a snack or some fun shopping.

Kathu Night Market Info

Location: Kathu
: 2/112 Moo 2 Phra Phuket Kaew Rd, Kathu, Phuket 83120
: Kathu
: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun: 5 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 609 329

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Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.