There are plenty of local markets in Phuket, and one of them is Tawee Samarn market, located close the Phuket Rajabhat University in Phuket Town. It’s not one of the most famous markets, and when I googled this place I could hardly find any information; but it’s a nice place for a touch of local life – something I always enjoy. Usually, my wife and I eat out in Thailand, but this day my wife wanted to cook something special, and since we stayed at my brother-in-law’s house, we had the opportunity to cook by ourselves.
The market is located inside a 3200 square meters large warehouse-looking building with 120 stalls, selling fresh local produce, clothes, and gadgets. You can also buy ready-made meals from one of the many food stalls. The market is open every day from 5:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m, and there’s a spot for car parking with space for 30-40 cars.
Worth a visit, if you are in the ‘hood – otherwise there are better markets favorite among tourists. Please have a look at the video I recorded while walking around the market.
Since the name of this place is written in Thai (ตลาดทวีสมาน ซอยพะเนียง), it can be hard to find. Have a look at Google’s Street View below.
Address: 30/98 Pracha Uthit 1 Road, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket, 83000