Every weekend, the roads of Pak Nam transform and come alive with the Krabi Town Walking Street Market. The popular tourist spot draws crowds of eager explorers looking for a taste of what hidden gems the city may be hiding. You will be missing out if you don’t visit at least once.
Whether you are traveling as a group or flying solo, a visit to the night market is a great way to spend a weekend and soak up some of the essences of Thai living.
Here are four reasons you should experience Krabi Town Walking Street Market:
- You Can Get a Taste of Authentic Thai Cuisine
The night market is home to various food vendors serving some of the best Thai food and drinks in the city. Chow down on fresh, succulent crab, still warm from the steamer, and wash it down with a refreshing sweet tea served in a real bamboo glass.
- You Get to Meet and Support Local Artisans
Have your wallets ready. You can shop to your heart’s content and rummage through a wide selection of apparel, souvenirs, and other handicrafts. You will find all sorts of goodies made by local artisans to bring home with you. Best of all, you will even get the chance to watch as they work and learn more about the stories behind their products.
- You’ll Have a Firsthand Experience of the Culture
Visiting the Krabi Town Walking Street Market is also an excellent opportunity to partake in night festivities. Live performers play the music that’s sure to put you in the right mood. Who knows, you might even get into a dance-off with some of the locals. Thais are known as a friendly bunch eager to share their culture with everyone, so dive right in and be prepared to be surprised.
- You Can Get There Quite Easily
Not only will you make all sorts of wonderful discoveries in the Krabi Town Walking Street Market, finding your way there is easy. Many hotels provide a convenient shuttle service that will take you to the market. If your accommodations don’t offer this, you also have the option to take a bus from Ao Nang beach that makes hourly trips directly to the market.
Some Things to Remember
The market is open between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Due to the popularity of the area and relatively short operating hours, you might find that it can get a bit crowded, especially around dinner time. That said, it is best to come early or much later in the evening to avoid the rush.
Also, take the time to visit each stall and vendor. There are only about 50 at the venue, and each one offers a unique peek into the Thai culture.
Finally, remember to enjoy yourself. The Krabi Town Walking Street Market is a great way to experience what life in Phuket is all about. Take part in the community and create memories to last you a lifetime. If you are looking to stay at one of the highest-rated resorts in Krabi – get in touch with us today to book your stay.