Floating markets have long been an enjoyable attraction both for local and international visitors touring Thailand . Reflecting authenticity and local culture, a visit to a Thai floating market is to not to be missed when travelling to the Land of Smiles. While there was no equivalent in Phuket for a long time, this is not the case anymore since the recent opening of Phuket floating market. Just opened in 2016, the market is open daily from 10:00 to 22:00. It is located in Kathu area just in front of Loch Palm Golf Club Phuket.
STROLLING THROUGH THE ALLEYS OF PHUKET FLOATING MARKET.
Developed on the site of a former tin mine, Phuket floating market hosts 288 shops and restaurants. Strolling through the alleys of the market, you may be able to buy clothes, massage oil, toys, accessories, souvenirs, and products coming from different Thai regions. Mr. Anucha, the project developer behind the creation of this first floating market in Phuket aims to turn the place into a central market place selling quality products at a reasonable price. Famous shops already present on-site include: Pimchana dried fruits, Baitong souvenir, The Hero Café and OTOP products.
Phuket floating market also boasts of diverse restaurants and street food stalls. In order to fully enjoy the diverse aspects of the market, you may want to go there with an empty stomach. Indeed, Phuket floating market is overflowing with homemade desserts and other local delicacies. Between two snacks, you may also hop on board of one of the boats available to tour the area or move to another shopping zone.
Various live entertainment such as sword-fighting, traditional Thai dance or cabaret show are performed on stage throughout the day. All performances are free of charge.
Phuket floating market is located 30 minutes away from Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa. For more information, please refer to the tour desk of our Karon beach resort.
Address: Floating Market Phuket. ตำบล กะทู้ อำเภอ กะทู้ ภูเก็ต Thailand