Fun Shopping in Phuket Town
Phuket Indy Night Market is a fun, young, creative little night market in Phuket Town, located on Limelight Avenue, a small lane off Dibuk Road, not far from the well-known Raya Restaurant. It’s not as popular as it used to be, but it’s still an interesting place to spend an evening on a weekday if you are in this part of town. The bigger Chillva Night Market and the Phuket Walking Street Market kind of stole the spotlight.
Phuket Indy Market is where young Thai display their creations to the public and a lot of food to enjoy! It’s much more modest than Chiang Mai markets or even the Phuket Weekend Market. It opened before the Phuket Sunday Walking Street and was the first time such a vibrant little market existed in Phuket. It has evolved a lot since and recently Limelight shopping mall opened next to it.
It’s also encouraging to see how the young generation of Phuket come out with their creations and try to make a bit of income. The streets are lined with new shops mostly dedicated to teens and young fashion mixed with a few bars and restaurants such as the new ‘Eatz’, and a live band to add to the fun mood. The Phuket Indy Market only opens Thursdays and Fridays from 4 pm to 10.30 pm, and this street has suddenly become a very lively area of Phuket Town.
Located on what they called ‘Limelight Avenue’ off Dibuk Road, it is within walking distance from the famous Thalang Road, the heritage street of Phuket. A perfect afternoon in Town: Explore the streets of Old Phuket first and the now-famous Sino-Portuguese architecture, and see some museums. Have dinner at Raya Restaurant nearby or the excellent One Chun Restaurant, then end the day with some fun shopping at the Indy Market.
Limelight Avenue Phuket
A few years ago, a compact shopping mall was built next to the Indy market. Thankfully it didn’t ruin the market but made the entire more lively. Limelight mall is bright and well designed but might offer little interest to the travellers. It’s a typical neighbourhood living mall with plenty of franchise restaurants. It addresses mostly Phuket town residents.
It’s still an excellent place to hide from the rain if it happens. Get some ice cream or sweets and grocery shopping at the large ‘Tops’ supermarket. The limelight mall also has a food court on the top floor because no mall in Thailand would be complete without a food court!
Address: 2 23 Dibuk Rd, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Hours: 10.30 am – 9 pm
Phone: 076 682 900
Indy Market Photos
Phuket Indy Night Market Info
Location: Phuket Town
Address: Limelight Avenue, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Open: Wed, Thu, Fri, 4 pm – 10 pm
Phone: 089 474 5253
Phuket Indy Market Map
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FAQs about Phuket Indy Market
- Q. Which days is the Phuket Indy Market open?
a. Phuket Indy Market is open Wednesday to Friday, from 4 pm to 10 pm.
- Q. What can I buy at Phuket Indy market?
a. You can purchase clothing, shoes, accessories, toys and handicrafts
- Q. Is there food to enjoy at the market?
a. There are tons of local food, local sweets and snacks to enjoy at the back of the market.
- Q. How far is Indy Market from Patong Beach?
a. Indy Market is:
13.5 km from Patong Beach
15.5 km from Kata Beach
22 km fromm Bang Tao Beach
32 km from Phuket Airport