If there is one thing Thais love, it’s their markets. Every village has its local market where people buy fresh meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables several days per week.
Then we have the night market where people come to eat street food like fried chicken, pad thai, soups and papaya salad to mention a few.
Last and perhaps the most fun market is the walking street market. These markets are held on certain days, like the weekends or midweek and provide us with everything from clothes, fake Ray-Ban sunglasses, and souvenirs to street food and handmade ice cream. It’s also common with street performers and playgrounds for children at these markets.
Below are two walking street markets that you definitely should check out when in Krabi.
Krabi Town Walking Street
6 – 9.30 PM Friday – Sunday
The walking street market in Krabi Town is a must-do when holidaying in Krabi. The stalls are lined up around a square with yellow tables and chairs; usually so full, you have to queue up for a seat. There is a nice atmosphere combined with excellent, cheap local food. Don’t miss the handmade ice cream (made on an iced grill).
Klong Haeng Walking Street (Ao Nang)
4.00 to 7.30 PM on Wednesdays
Klong Haeng Walking Street near the Ao Nang Krabi Stadium (Muay Thai), behind Nopparat Thara Beach, is a lovely place to sample some of the fantastic street food in Ao Nang. Unlike Krabi Town, you will not see many tourists at Klong Haeng Walking Street, and that’s what makes this market so authentic. You know the food here is prepared for Thais who want the real thing at a good price.