In Short

The Krabi Town Walking Street Market is a weekly night market that comes to life on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. So if you’re in Krabi for the weekend, you must visit this market and soak in the local Thai culture. Get entertained, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy a wide range of mouth-watering Thai delicacies and beverages.

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Best For: Family Outings, Shopping, Hogging on Street Food, Full scale Entertainment
Opening Hour: Market remain open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ease of Access: Easy

What’s So Awesome About It

Every weekend, the roads in Pak Nam, behind the Vogue Department Store are closed out to traffic and stalls are set up under yellow tents and open-air spaces, turning the street into a thriving night market. That’s where the name “walking street market” comes from.

This is the perfect halt for tourists that want to watch and interact with local artisans at work, shop for Thai products and souvenirs, and sample some delectable local food. Hosted in the 2,000 square meter plaza, about 50 stalls are set up to sell their wares, giving tourists a glimpse into the life and culture of southern Thailand.

One of the things you are bound to enjoy is the live entertainment and musical performances that carry on throughout the evening. You might even find adorable, young school children performing traditional Thai dances to keep the night alive.

Things To Buy

For enthusiastic shoppers, there’s fashionable clothing, handbags and pearl jewelry to choose from. You can check out traditionally crafted handicrafts as well as pop art canvases and might even find a local artist to get your own caricature done in just 5 minutes!

For foodies, there is barbecued fish, steamed crab, and Thai coconut pancakes ready to be savored as well as fresh juices, beers and even cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea served in bamboo glasses to be sipped and savored.

What’s The Catch

The night market can get incredibly crowded since it is extremely popular with tourists, so try visiting earlier or a little later in the evening to avoid the rush.

How To Get There

Many hotels provide shuttle services to this weekly night market so check in at your hotel’s reception for the availability of transport. You could also take a local bus from Ao Nang beach that plies hourly and drops passengers right outside the market.

Pro Tip

Visitors typically spend 1-2 hours here, so be prepared to have a fun evening here with your family.