Phuket Old Town
The Sunday walking street market can be found in Phuket old town. Some call this the ‘Lard Yai Market’ it is a very popular attraction not only in Phuket Town but known throughout the Island..
You will see there are many night markets around Phuket.
Phuket Old Town walking street market is a popular tourist destination for people who want to experience the culture of Thailand. Here we present you with an overview of this road in Phuket Town and why you should visit. Your hotel probably arranges transport so check with the hotels front desk.
The market is located in the center of Phuket town and spans a long street know as Phang-Nga Road or Thalang Road and sometimes called Lard Yai road. The market is a lively, fun, safe, and vibrant place with many stalls and shops lining the street selling all types of goods, from trinkets to silk scarves
You will find vendors helpful and fair selling everything from clothes to food. There are also plenty of restaurants with a wonderful menu that serve Thai cuisine with an international twist.
The market is open every day from 12 noon to 11 pm. The Old Town Walking Street Market is a great place for tourists who want to explore the culture of Phuket, Thailand, and offers many opportunities for you to find souvenirs or just enjoy some delicious Thai food.
What to expect at the walking street market
If you’re looking for authentic Thai goods or just a place to enjoy the real Thai atmosphere, this is the perfect spot! You’ll find something here no matter what your taste buds desire. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try some local delicacies like deep-fried insects or fried tarantulas on a stick! (But don’t worry – they’re not as scary as they sound!)
Old Phuket Town Walking Street.
The Phuket Walking Street Market is the highlight of a visit to Phuket Old Town, and it’s one of Asia’s most famous Sunday or weekend markets. This vibrant market offers bargains for every budget; clothes, jewellery, souvenirs, and food stalls are all undercover on this lively street in the heart of Phuket Town.
1. The Phuket Old Town walking street market is a great place to buy souvenirs and get a taste of the local culture.
2. There are many different types of food at the Phuket walking street market, such as Thai dishes like pad Thai and tom yum soup
3. Bargain with vendors to find out what they’re willing to sell their items for
4. Stand in line for delicious desserts from one of the many stalls on the side streets off the main road
5. Visit one of the art galleries or antique shops that line some parts of this vibrant marketplace
6. Go window shopping and enjoy people watching while you walk around exploring all there is to offer in this part of town
Take your camera as this is a awesome area to take photos of the night market, Phuket people and to capture the Thailand atmosphere.
Sunday Walking Street Market
The Sunday Walking Street Market occurs every week on Sundays from early afternoon and into to Sunday evening.
Here at this night market you’ll find an assortment of handicrafts, clothing stores and even some local Thai food stalls that will tempt any taste buds with their savory dishes, there will be all sorts of wonderful things here, from decorative masks to handmade ikat fabric that will make for one-of-a-kind bags or clothes.
Bargain with vendors to find out what is the best prices they’re willing to sell their items for but try to be fair, and go away with a win – win souvenir.
Stand in line for delicious desserts from Thai coconut ice cream or passion fruit with jelly, available from one of the many shop/stalls on the side streets off the main road or check out the attractions of one of the art galleries or antique shops that line some parts of this vibrant, fun marketplace. Be sure not to miss this road when visiting Phuket.
One of the places we recommend visiting at this marketplace is Aphrodite Gallery & Studio . The gallery sells a variety of arts and crafts, such as paintings, photographs and sculptures.
Phuket Town Shopping
Shopping in Phuket Town can be a treasure trove of souvenirs, clothes and beach wear! The Sunday walking street market is of course outdoors so come prepared with sunscreen, and a hat and at certain times of the season maybe an umbrella.
There are many Gold shops in Phuket Town especially around the China Town area.
Old Town Phuket history.
There’s is so much to see and do in Phuket Old Town.
It is not just about Phuket walking street. It’s a great place to explore and see some of the historical Sino Portuguese buildings often missed by the mainstream tourists, or just to relax with a soft drink or two and enjoy this vibrant area.
Check out some of the restaurants and café in Dibuk Road and Thalang Road witness their colourful facades and interesting designs. Many of the locals dine in these areas and whilst not cheap the menus and prices are acceptable.
China Town hosts the best Chinese New Year celebrations this year from February 1st to the 3rd and it is not far from Phuket Walking Street and a good place to visit for more souvenirs especially jewellery.
Here you can design a special piece of jewellery and get it made and the price will reflect the current Gold price.
China town has many different types of food stall, such as Chinese dishes like kung pao chicken and sweet-and-sour pork. It also sells clothes that can be very cheap! You can bargain with the vendors to find out what they’re willing to sell their items for.
In the evening, visit one of the many art galleries or antique shops that line some parts of China town and buy artwork to take home with you!
It’s a great way to remember your trip.
Hope you enjoyed this?
In our blog post, we covered why you should visit and what to expect if you do go there as well as how to get there from your hotel on foot or by taxi/tuk-tuk. This place has everything for everyone with souvenirs for adults and children alike!