The famous Krabi Night Market is a legendary place to go to when in Krabi. Weekend nights in the area are legendary, and it is easy to see why: every Saturday night, you’ll find an amazing array of restaurants, bars, clubs, antique stores & more open down the street from the airport. It is no surprise that most visitors come to this market just for a few hours and then leave, because they just don’t get it enough. But if you stay for a bit longer, you will likely find that this is one of the best places to eat, drink and shop in all of Phuket. And if you’re into shopping, you’ll have a blast at all the different shopping spots that you can visit in Krabi.
If you want to shop in Krabi, the best shopping spot is Dusit Thani International Airport. There are two international flights from Bangkok to Krabi, and you can choose to fly direct or through a low cost or cheap airline like Air Asia, Malaysia. Once you have arrived, you can head over to Central Lumpini Town, which is the biggest mall you have ever seen outside of Bangkok. With all the shopping options and big lots filled with good stuff, this place is definitely a great place to buy some souvenirs before you head out to the markets. Other than Dusit Thani International Airport, there is another large shopping center called Lamsam Hotel which offers a lot of international brands and a wide selection of merchandise to choose from.
Another great shopping experience in Krabi is at the infamous Patong Night Market, which is Krabi’s version of a flea market. There are always hundreds of stalls selling everything from antiques to new clothes to jewelry. You can buy all sorts of trinkets, home decor, cosmetics, and just about anything you can think of. It’s one of the biggest markets you have ever been to, and the experience you will take home with will stay with you forever. Of course, once you get to Phuket, Thailand, for your holiday, you can visit the other two markets and pick up where you left off at the Krabi Night Market.
If you want to get away from the busy atmosphere of the market, you should head to another part of town where the atmosphere is calmer. At Wat Chalong, you will find a quiet, shaded spot that has a very authentic Chinese restaurant. The food is very inexpensive and quite good, especially the fried calamari, which is a meal consisting of squid, eggplant and beef that are cooked in a skillet. If you are looking for authentic Chinese food, this is one of your best options.
If you are looking for more casual food, you might want to check out the nearby McDonalds restaurant. It has an outdoor patio that offers great dining and the kids will love it. However, the price is a bit expensive. Of course, the food is not comparable to the one you would get at a Dusit Thani International Airport hotel, but it is still a great option if you are travelling as a couple or as a large family. It is one of the few places on the island where you will be able to get a taste of Phuket cuisine, especially if you happen to go during lunch.
At the Krabi Night Market, you will be able to buy a wide range of products. You can get ready made food, or you can have a local Thai food prepared for you. If you are travelling with kids, you can try the Thai themed restaurant, which is located inside the centre of the market. You can ask for crab fries, burgers or pizzas, which are all very popular, especially during the hot summer months.