Until you’ve experienced the Phuket Weekend Market, you haven’t really experienced Phuket. Sure, there are beautiful white sand beaches that can occupy your day, but that isn’t at all what Phuket is about. In any city, it’s the hustle and bustle that helps you see the actual culture of your destination.
The market is a microcosm of Thai culture all rolled into one place. It’s the sights and the sounds that really grab guests of Phuket. Basically, you can see everything there and 1/2 of the stuff will be new things that you haven’t seen or even dreamt of before.
“Roughly speaking, the Phuket Week End divides into two sections – covered and open”, says Phuket.com.
“In the covered section, you’ll find secondhand items with a huge selection of jeans, T-shirts, curios, objects that don’t appear to have any function but simply look good and touristic souvenirs such as carvings and religious images. Outside in the ‘new’ section, you will find stall after stall selling fluffy toys, mobile phones, all sorts of electronics, DVDs and CDs, shoes, bags, jewelry, and fashion accessories, watches, more clothes and everything but the kitchen sink.
To the right of the main entrance is the food part. Here, you can gorge on delicious boiled buttered corn on the cob, spicy sausages, grilled chicken, fishcakes, exotic fruit, and even deep-fried insects. And of course, you can wash your snack down with an ice-cold beer.”