The Phuket Big Market on the weekend is bananas (no pun intended). The experience is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Food, shopping, and people watching (Oh my!) are all on another level within the marketplace. This is why tourists spend many nights perusing the market and drinking in the Thailand experience.
Naka Market, also known as the Phuket Weekend Market, is a popular must-visit spot. It’s known for carrying pretty much everything you could possibly need. Animals, Thai cuisine, knock-offs, supplies… All are in abundance for you buying pleasure.
“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.”