Exploring the Chillva Night Market
Chillva Market Phuket is the latest and one the best on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai teenagers more than everyone else. Every town in Thailand has a surprising amount of night markets and they are always packed, so it’s no surprise that there are now more than 7 night markets in Phuket. In addition, Chillva Market Phuket makes a smart use of those old metal containers as this is the trend in Thailand!
What to Buy
Chillva Market has a really young and fun vibe. Many 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, jewelry, shoes, tons of accessories and gadgets you don’t really need but will buy anyway will grab your attention.
Prices are good and bargaining is ok, but try not to be as tough as you would do in the streets or bazaars of Patong or Karon. These are often young people trying to make a little money for fun and studies.
What to Eat at Chillva
Don’t miss this chance to try some local food while visiting! Salty or sweet and colourful, snacks are one of the key ingredient of the success of such place. Did we mention you can also try all kinds of fried insects? Not to miss! This is a unique chance to have a bite of grasshopper, a silk worm, a cricket or a plump silk pupa! It’s not as bad as you may think. On the more gentle side, you can go for satay or the ever popular banana pancakes, but it’s not as good a photo.
In two corners of Chillva Market you will find small bars and restaurants built inside containers. This is a new popular way to set up markets with a new dimension. It’s easy to carry and fun to decorate the way you want it. Best of all, by putting two containers on top of each other, you get an instant rooftop bar with a bird view of the market! How smart.
Photos of Chillva Market
Chillva Market Hours
- Location: 141/2 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town (Between Tesco Lotus and Phuket Town)
- Open: Wednesday to Saturday 5 pm – 11 pm – CLOSED on SUNDAYS
(Small Second hand section: Mon-Tue 5 pm – 11 pm)
- Phone: 099 152 1919
- Price: Free