This night market (pasar malam) on Maharaj Soi 10 in the centre of town is not very far from river Krabi. Off the main road and near the central Songthaew station, this is actually a weekend market. Every weekend (Friday till Sunday), the market starts at 5 PM and goes on till 10:30.
Bigger in size compared to first one, this is the night market to head for if you are looking for more than just food. It has lots of things for sale. From clothes of all kinds (T-shirts, ladies dresses, lingerie) to hand made stylish bags, souvenirs to footwear … you’ll find everything here.
You can get a Thai massage done on a pavement or a manicure/pedicure starting from 50 THB. Get a temporary tattoo done or a 10 minute caricature.
School children playing music and collecting money from passersby.
Every evening there is a stage performance by local artists. And there are others who sing or play some musical instruments to earn a few bucks.
A stunt artist plays with fire and engages the crowd.
Food is good, authentic and cheap mostly with Muslim influences. And so this market does not sell alcohol. The very reason you’ll find myriad versions of drinks… from herbal to fresh fruit juices. There are stalls for genuine sushi food as well.
And if you dare, try out the delicacy of deep fried crickets here.
Also, you won’t find menu cards so best option is to point to your choice and enjoy. 😀
Ready to be picked, mouth watering food on display.
And what’s this? Idly with yolk ?
It’s hard to find a place to sit while enjoying the stage performance.
And on weekdays, the market turns into a fruit… &
…. & flower market.
On weekdays it becomes a fruit and flower market. There are also stalls selling local fruits including the famous Durian. However remember that the Durian is prohibited in many hotels for the foul smell it emits. 😛
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