Fun Shopping at Indy Night Market
Phuket Indy Night Market is a fun, young and creative little night market in Phuket Town, located in 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 week day if you are in this part of town. The bigger Chillva Night Market and the Phuket Walking Street kind of stole the spotlight.
Phuket Indy Market is where young Thai display they creations to the public, as well as a lot of food to enjoy! It’s a lot more modest than markets in Chiang Mai 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 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 suddenly becomes a very lively area of Phuket Town.
Located on what they called ‘Limelight Avenue’ off Dibuk Road, it happens to be at 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, see some museums. Have dinner at Raya Restaurant nearby or at the excellent One Chun Restaurant then end the day with some fun shopping at the Indy Market.
Limelight Shopping Mall
A couple of years ago, a massive 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 to Phuket town residents.
It’s still an excellent place to hide from the rain if it happens. Get some ice cream or sweets and do some grocery shopping at the large ‘Tops’ supermarket. The limelight mall also has a food court on the top floor, no mall in Thailand would be complete without a food court!
Indy Market Photos
Indy Market Street View
(Indy market is obviously at night, in this street)
Phuket Indy Night Market
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
If you are on mobile, add the map here: https://goo.gl/maps/wz6rHS4z4DCYCEbC9
FAQs about Phuket Indy Market
a. Phuket Indy Market is open Wednesday to Friday, from 4 pm to 10 pm.
a. You can purchase clothing, shoes, accessories.
a. There are tons of local food, local sweets and snacks to enjoy at the back of the market.
a. There is a stage with live music in the front part of the market. You can also enjoy music, drinks and food at the popular Dibuka Restaurant.