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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Old Phuket Town Street Market

The Walking Market

Old Phuket Town

When I was researching about visiting Old Phuket Town I read that on a Sunday night the main street, Thalong Road was closed to traffic and a night market was held. It's called the 'Walking Market' as it's spread out along the road. The market is on from 4pm to 10pm, and what I liked about it is that it wasn't something for tourists. Thalong Road is closed to traffic and all the parked cars that were there during the day visit I made. It's for locals with few tourists to be seen, so off I went Sunday night.

I caught a taxi from Karon Beach and was dropped off at the Krabi Road end of  Thalong Road. That side of the market is mainly food.







About halfway along, the stalls change to craft items, interspersed among the food and crafts are musicians with wooden benches set up for people to sit and listen to them.







There was a street barber!

And a final gratuitous photo of the old buildings!

The market seemed to be mainly locals and many family groups eating out at the various food stalls. Some of the shops along Thalong Road were open, the restaurants were not! It was a nice touch of local Phuket life away from the tourist resorts.

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