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Where to find Phuket Fresh Markets and what to expect?

Fresh markets in Phuket are always a great way to get close to real, local life with minimal effort. Markets are everywhere around the island, every community and every village has one, small or large, permanent or occasional. Some are daily markets, often open until the end of the afternoon, some are available only certain days of the week. Only a few city markets are inside clean concrete buildings, such as the Banzaan Market, but most are just wood poles and plastic sheets in a field.

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Local markets are more fun than city markets, and you’ll discover more unusual veggies and foods. Don’t let the ‘raw’ look of meat fool you; it is fresher than the meat sold in aseptic wrappings under shiny light at the supermarket. A section of the market sells fresh products, another part foods and condiments and a lot of dishes cooked on the spot. Further, you will find clothing, cooking and home accessories with mountains of colourful plastic containers and buckets. And even second-hand shoes! (does second hand applies to shoes?)


Phuket Markets


Banzaan Fresh Market

Patong Beach

Banzaan Market in Patong

Banzaan Fresh Market is in Patong Beach behind Jungceylon Shopping Center. It is very clean, nice and easy to visit with a wide range of fresh products: fruits, vegetables, fish, meats and spices. This market is a good photo opportunity as well as a chance to see the many ingredients used in the Thai food you enjoy every day. The fresh market turns into a food market at night.

Location: Patong beach
Address: Sai Kor Road, Patong beach, 8315 Phuket
Open: 6 am – 9 pm
Phone: 099 619 9282

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Phuket Town Central Market

Phuket Town

Phuket Town Central Market in Phuket Town is opposite Thai Airways offices, in front of the local ‘blue bus‘ station. The market is large but not so busy, probably because two-thirds of the shops didn’t want to move inside the new market possibly because of the cost, and you will still find them somewhere across the road in a maze of small streets.

Location: Phuket Town
Address: Ranong Road, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Hours: Daily 12 am – 12 pm


Phuket City Public Market 2 (Kaset Market)

Phuket Town

Kaset Market is in Phuket Town, behind Robinson shopping centre. It may be a bit smelly and dark for the first-timers, but it offers really good local produces in a fun local atmosphere and a good choice of goods)

Phuket Markets

Location: Phuket Town
Address: Phuket Agricultural Market Ongsimphai Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Phuket Town 83000
Phone: 076 212 196
Monday
: 4 am – 12 pm
Tuesday: 6 am – 10 am
Wednesday: 24 hours
Thursday: 6 am – 10 am
Friday: 6 am – 10 am
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 6 am – 10 am



Kathu Fresh Market

Kathu

There are two fresh markets in Kathu. This Kathu Fresh Market is located opposite Shell Station, on the road between Patong Beach and Phuket Town

Location: Kathu
Address: 71/4 Wichitsongkram Road Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120
Daily: 5 am – 2 pm


Suksamran Fresh Market (ตลาดสุขสำราญ)

Location: Chalong
Address: Luang Pho Chaem Rd, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Open: Daily 5 pm – 8pm



Nai Yang Fresh Market

Fresh Market

Location: on the way to Nai Yang Beach
Open
: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 4 pm – 7 pm


Kamala Market

Kamala Beach Market

Location: Kamala
Address: Near Phuket Fantasea
Friday: 3.30pm – 7pm
Monday: 3.30pm – 7pm


Mae Somchit Kata Fresh Market

Location: Kata Beach
Address: Patak Rd, Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Hours: Daily 6am – 9pm
Phone: 090 065 8292

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Night Markets and Weekend Markets

  • Phuket Weekend Naka Market, aka Phuket Chatuchak, because of its resemblance to the giant Bangkok weekend market. This Market sells mostly cloth and fake brands, lots of things that can’t be described. Most people enjoy it and try lots of fun food at the same time. No fresh market in there.
  • Chillva Night Market is the newest and most entertaining young market in Phuket Town
  • Phuket Walking Street Market on Thalang Road, in the historical part of Phuket town
  • Phuket Indy Market is also popular on weekdays in Phuket town

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Willy Thuan
https://www.phuket101.net/
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.
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