Naka Market
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Phuket Weekend Market, also known as Talad Tairod by the locals, is hailed as Phuket’s largest night market. There’s an endless jumble of goods for sale here, including clothing, accessories, souvenirs, shoes, and all sorts of electronics. The food spread is equally vast—you can find fried snacks, fruit salads, and even deep-fried insects. If you’re looking to have a full meal, there are several dine-in seafood restaurants. This weekend market is also located opposite Naka Temple. As parking spaces are limited, hop on a taxi or tuktuk (Thailand's three-wheeled open-air vehicles) to get here with ease. – Tripadvisor
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  • Shivam Gupta
    New Delhi, India55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for everyone. Vibrant and entertaining
    As a tourist visiting Phuket, Naka Market was a must-see destination for me. The market is a vibrant and lively place, with a great atmosphere and lots of things to see and do. The market is open on weekends and is a great place to experience the local culture and sample some authentic Thai street food. The vendors are friendly and welcoming, and there's always something new and interesting to discover. One of my favorite things about Naka Market was the food. The variety of Thai dishes available was incredible, and everything I tried was delicious. The prices were very reasonable, and it was a great way to try a lot of different dishes without breaking the bank. In addition to the food, there were also plenty of vendors selling clothing, accessories, souvenirs, and handicrafts. I found some great deals on clothing and jewelry and enjoyed browsing the unique and handmade items for sale. Overall, Naka Market Phuket is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Phuket. It's a great way to experience the local culture and sample some delicious Thai food while shopping for unique souvenirs and gifts.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 8, 2023
  • SujoyP
    Australia594 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favourite market
    Naka has long been our favourite market in Phuket, and even though it's smaller than it used to be in terms of shopping options, happily the food side of the market is still as vibrant and busy as always, with so many choices and something to suit everyone. Not caring much about shopping, our attention is always on the food and we happily ate our way around the food stalls, sharing goodies, and enjoying the fun and music as we went. It is a hot place to be, with the crowds and the heat of cooking, but it's just so much fun. A great night out with so much food to enjoy :)
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Angela C
    London, United Kingdom278 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Get Naka'd Out by the Variety
    Really enjoyed our time at Naka Market - food, souvenirs, and music! What could be bad? Great experience to enjoy as a couple or with friends. So much food to try and goods to purchase. The best part is the local music acts they highlight - so cool to see young performers! Remember to bring coins for the bathroom!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Nazz M
    Shah Alam, Malaysia51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun filled surprises and great shopping experience
    This place is always a good visit whenever we go to Phuket. There are stalls for almost everything. Souvenirs, clothes and food galore in this fun filled market. There's even live music which is a plus. There are all kinds of food, especially Thai food for the foodies. For those interested in challenging themselves for some fried insects like grasshoppers, scorpions and such you can find it here. Otherwise its mostly great Thai food. Make sure you get all your toilet needs done before coming here as there is only ONE toilet in the entire place.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
  • epicvisitor
    Leicester, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience of food and shopping
    Incredibly safe to eat street food in a covered market. This must be on the essential list when visiting Phuket. A vast variety of street foods make in front of you—all shopping experience at a street level where you can bargain for clothes and souvenirs. Kids really can see the cultural diversity which Phuke has to offer.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phuket Town Highlight
    About a 4km walk from the centre of old Phuket Town - a bit of a walk in humidity - a taxi is an alternative. We went to the market after an afternoon of investigating the old town. A must see experience in Phuket. The weekend market is open from about 4pm and once night time sets in, there is an extra atmosphere. Live entertainment, plenty of food stalls of all types imaginable and heaps of market goods. After a while, all the stalls can look the same but there are some real bargains to be had. Everyone was friendly and we never felt uncomfortable or threatened in any way - felt very safe. Designated taxi stands with defined costs available.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 29, 2023
  • pakabay
    Adelaide, Australia2,110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get your market fix
    The Phuket Weekend Market, also known locally as the Naka Market, is a very large semi open air market in southern Phuket. It's just a couple of kilometres east of Old Phuket Town. The names of some of the Phuket markets are a little confusing, and most are known by more than one name, but this one is one of the biggest that I'm aware of [along with the Chiliva Night Market] and is a great way to spend a couple of hours or more. Basically the market has two distinct parts, the food stalls, with lots of tables & chairs available, and the 'general' market, full of the usual t shirts, gifts, crafts, knock-offs and a million other things! And like many Thai markets, there are a number of bars trying to outdo each other with cheap cocktails & beers. What's not to like?
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 14, 2023
  • SH-Shanghai
    Shanghai, China8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasure Trove of Culinary Delights
    Exploring the Naka Weekend Market in Phuket was an absolute culinary adventure. This bustling market is a treasure trove of delicious Thai street food, offering a wide range of mouthwatering dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. From the savory delights of Pad Thai and green curry to the sweet indulgence of mango sticky rice, the food options are incredibly diverse. However, the real gem here is YouKillMe. Their Thai-flavored pastel de nata, including durian and foi tong varieties, are a revelation. The delicate pastries with their unique flavors are a must-try. To complement these delights, be sure to grab a refreshing coconut ice cream near pastry shop to beat the tropical heat. The Naka Weekend Market in Phuket offers a vibrant atmosphere and an extraordinary array of flavors. If you're a food enthusiast, this market is an absolute must-visit destination in Phuket!" 🍜🥭🍦🍰🍹
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 19, 2023
  • MosesPH
    1,501 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!
    Wish we had more time here. There is anything and everything here at Naka markets from clothes, bags to cooked food and fresh fruit. Very busy and very big so easy to get lost. Make sure you bargain if you are wanting to buy goods. Bought some really good gifts here but also felt a little overwhelmed with all the choice by the end. Cheapest coconut water and mango sticky rice here!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 23, 2023
  • burkey23
    Melbourne, Australia62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shop and eat
    Ventured here after trying some shopping in Patong earlier in our trip. Wasn’t expecting this….great stall holders, all friendly with little to no hassle, great prices and also willing to negotiate with you. Amazing given our previous Patong experience was pretty much the opposite. Highly recommend for anyone looking for good replicas at cheap prices. Also the food aisles are a highlight with some beautiful local and international offerings
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 25, 2023
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Kevin_One_Man_Show
Kenmare, Ireland5,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Great experience. Been to the market many times over the past number of years, but it needs another mention. Last night that were fire assured specialist to really entertained of the crowd. The usual band with the teen girl with the incredible voice were playing, and it was a great night.

I hope that the fire show is made a regular event, and the usual vendor‘s of all sorts of food, touristy bits, crafts, clothing et cetera are all there. It’s great to see this place has survived the pandemic, unless I’ll help her along. It’s great value.

For three of us we had our dinner, and our beers, and some snacks for less than 800 baht. Great value
Written June 27, 2022
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Bec
Birmingham, UK546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The food was so good here! There’s so much choice for picky bits, full meals and so many delicious desserts. The entertainment is also great, make sure to check out Ozone Kids Band at the far end if they are performing - we spent the entire night around that area eating and enjoying the music.
A few recommendations - coconut pudding (really friendly vendor too), sweet potato balls, chive dumplings, fried chicken tenders and any dessert on offer.
Written September 18, 2022
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SH-Shanghai
Shanghai, China8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Exploring the Naka Weekend Market in Phuket was an absolute culinary adventure. This bustling market is a treasure trove of delicious Thai street food, offering a wide range of mouthwatering dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. From the savory delights of Pad Thai and green curry to the sweet indulgence of mango sticky rice, the food options are incredibly diverse.

However, the real gem here is YouKillMe. Their Thai-flavored pastel de nata, including durian and foi tong varieties, are a revelation. The delicate pastries with their unique flavors are a must-try. To complement these delights, be sure to grab a refreshing coconut ice cream near pastry shop to beat the tropical heat.

The Naka Weekend Market in Phuket offers a vibrant atmosphere and an extraordinary array of flavors. If you're a food enthusiast, this market is an absolute must-visit destination in Phuket!" 🍜🥭🍦🍰🍹
Written September 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elian-jo
Lancashire, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Been to a few of these markets so was expecting much of the same. Got there as it opened at 4pm. Most of the stalls were set up and ready but the masses hadn't arrived yet so very easy to stroll around and look at the stalls. The food part is amazing lots of different varieties from bbq skewers of meat and fish, salads, fruit, bugs and much more. Lovely campervan cocktail bar out of the roofed area selling nice cocktails and entertained with some live music. Had a lovely evening there would recommend a visit.
Written January 18, 2020
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Angela C
London, UK278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Really enjoyed our time at Naka Market - food, souvenirs, and music! What could be bad? Great experience to enjoy as a couple or with friends. So much food to try and goods to purchase. The best part is the local music acts they highlight - so cool to see young performers! Remember to bring coins for the bathroom!
Written June 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shivam Gupta
New Delhi, India55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
As a tourist visiting Phuket, Naka Market was a must-see destination for me. The market is a vibrant and lively place, with a great atmosphere and lots of things to see and do.

The market is open on weekends and is a great place to experience the local culture and sample some authentic Thai street food. The vendors are friendly and welcoming, and there's always something new and interesting to discover.

One of my favorite things about Naka Market was the food. The variety of Thai dishes available was incredible, and everything I tried was delicious. The prices were very reasonable, and it was a great way to try a lot of different dishes without breaking the bank.

In addition to the food, there were also plenty of vendors selling clothing, accessories, souvenirs, and handicrafts. I found some great deals on clothing and jewelry and enjoyed browsing the unique and handmade items for sale.

Overall, Naka Market Phuket is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Phuket. It's a great way to experience the local culture and sample some delicious Thai food while shopping for unique souvenirs and gifts.
Written April 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

holidayRH
South Africa1,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Review of Naka market at old city Patong Phuket Thailand: October 2022:
Extended market with variety of stalls, music and food to satisfy all.
Open till late.
Taxi's available.
Full day of shopping.
Perfect for gifts and spoils.
We had a delicious fried chicken and rice, grilled chicken on a stick.
We also enjoyed a banana and avo smoothie.

Written November 20, 2022
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Apfükru D
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are looking for street foods on a weekend this is the place to be. Filled with all kinds of food, fruits, drinks starting from 10 baht...sea food, bbq, biryani, authentic thai foods just to mention a few...the live music at the back of market add vibes as you enjoy your dinner..

** PS(If you dont like crowd better not be there)
Written January 10, 2020
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A Katrine
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
never again will i visit
animal's hell...weather is very hot for ,dogs and cats. Most animals don't have water , no air condition for them. Keeping them in a very tiny cages. if you love animals, you will not come and visit again.

If you like endless poor quality items and frustratingly disorganised, sweaty crowds, then this is the place for you.

write a review about this, not fun to read so many reviews and no one thinks about the animals that stand and suffer every day
Written November 22, 2022
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Phuket Weekend Market, also known locally as the Naka Market, is a very large semi open air market in southern Phuket. It's just a couple of kilometres east of Old Phuket Town.

The names of some of the Phuket markets are a little confusing, and most are known by more than one name, but this one is one of the biggest that I'm aware of [along with the Chiliva Night Market] and is a great way to spend a couple of hours or more.

Basically the market has two distinct parts, the food stalls, with lots of tables & chairs available, and the 'general' market, full of the usual t shirts, gifts, crafts, knock-offs and a million other things! And like many Thai markets, there are a number of bars trying to outdo each other with cheap cocktails & beers. What's not to like?
Written August 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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