It is easy to find a market in Thailand. They are everywhere, in cities and often along highways. This makes it really convenient when you are traveling as you don’t need to pack food with you or worry about finding a restaurant in an unfamiliar place. At the market, you can find everything from the main dish to a dessert and of course, fresh fruits.
Naturally, small-towns’ markets are cheaper. We often choose our food by the look and smell and it never failed us. It also makes shopping more interesting.
We’ve heard a lot about food in Trang and decided to taste some of their specialties. Here are some that, we think, are worth trying.
Dim Sums (ติมซำ) are a favorite dish for breakfast (6.00 – 12.00). Dim Sums are steamed in small rattan baskets and usually include either fish or shrimp or pork with veggies.
Also, try local coffee (โกปี) with Patonko (ปาต้องโก) which is a Thai version of Chinese donuts or simply put, deep-fried dough
Phuket Island just like a person has its heart. The heart is as it is supposed to be located on the left side. It is a special place with its unique rhythm, its own characteristics, and its own temper. You should definitely get to know it better.
Many tourists are intimidated that the city has a lot of one-way streets, but traffic is slow, typical to Thai cities. There are plenty of good informative signs and clear street signs that will allow you to quickly find your way around the city.
Now Phuket is a resort area, with its essential parts and trappings – beaches, shops, massage parlors, night bars, bargaining with taxi drivers and everything else. And all these has a past, a beautiful past, where different religions and nationalities were mixed, where there were wars and celebrations, where manual labor prevailed, where the clock on the city tower was a real attraction.
The city is like a museum that can tell you how people used to live work and spend their free time. Have a seat at one of the numerous local eateries and regulars will be happy to share with you some interesting tales.
! The most severe traffic jams are from 17:00 to 19:00.!
17:00 - 22:00
Markets in Thailand offer an interesting experience. This one for sure will impress you as Naka Market is the largest in Phuket.
This is probably the best way to sample the exotic cuisine of Thailand. Food is prepared in front of you: anything from coconut pancakes, fruits with unusual sauces to fried insects. Different delicacies, Thai sweets, and other exotic dishes for every taste are available here.
We have noticed that goods sold at this type of markets are often priced at one price, either at 99 baht, 199 baht or 299 baht. These are favorite numbers for Thai vendors. Sometimes you can purchase a pair of thong sandals or a jacket for the same price.
There are plenty of trinkets that are handmade right at the market. Some can be personalized with your name.
The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 16:00.
Do not miss it. You will have an unforgettable experience.
Directions: the market is located on highway 4021 West. From Central Festival Shopping mall head toward Chalong. At the first traffic light turn left. You will not miss it.
! Please, note that it is difficult to find a parking space at the market.