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Address: Chao Fa West Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Phuket weekend market (locally known as Naka Market), located along Chao Fa...

Phuket weekend market (locally known as Naka Market), located along Chao Fa West Road just outside Phuket Town not far from Central Festival, is a fascinating jumble of secondhand goods, curios, pirated items, live animals and a large amount of great local food to sample. It really is worth a visit even if you're not planning on buying anything. If you were to ask, "What's for sale here?" The answer would probably be, "How much time do you have?" as the list of goods is endless.

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Crazy But nice

Well its hard To Park there during The Season But there Is Everything You Need, TASTY Food, gifts, Presents, clothing, Art, absolutly wild scenery. DONT eat before You Go there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Xiamen, China
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, really great food. The rest of the stuff is the same 'knock off' clothes you can find anywhere in Thailand. Come hungry and go home happy

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well its hard To Park there during The Season But there Is Everything You Need, TASTY Food, gifts, Presents, clothing, Art, absolutly wild scenery. DONT eat before You Go there and Get enough water with You its Can become very hot over there. And of Course You Can always negotiate But do IT with Respect and a smile ;)

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads of shops but pretty much same stuff, different aisle. Food was great but very very hot. Toilets you need to provide your own paper or buy it.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason why i give it a 4/5 is that one is really not sure which of the items are second hand and which are new here. However, such a wide variety of things to buy and small shops. Had a great time walking around all the shops. It is a HUGE marketplace. Don't forget to drive hard bargains while... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Naka Market only opens on Saturday and Sundays from 4pm to 10pm and it is well worth the visit. The food stalls are amazing and the shopping is cheap cheap cheap. You can buy anything from here it is such an awesome place to shop at. Be prepared to pay to use the toilet about 3 Baht. You can... More 

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Thank Zeus30167
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend market. Night market. Naka market are the same place. Open at 4pm till they sold out ,be careful that the food you pick is matched with you stomach ,you cannot say that food here not good ,but take care yourself here.

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Thank King N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this market to be really good for cheap knock offs of branded T-shirts (Nike, adidas, under armour), watches, sunglasses, sneakers and souvenirs to take home. There's a lot of variety but keep in mind the first few stalls as you begin usually set their prices higher as they are at the front of the market! Remember, You will more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Naka Market, also known as the Weekend Market, on a Saturday. Although we arrived around 5:30 p.m., it was still insanely hot under the awnings, especially in the food sections. That being said, we still had a nice time perusing the stands. We were able to pick up a few low-priced gifts, and we munched on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit far out of Patong area but work the visit. Things are super cheap but you have to haggle. Market is only on weekends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is more a kind of flea market. Most of the shops are just stalls. Some local craft and food, and lots of counterfeit goods, mostly of low quality. The food is good an worth the visit, but the other goods are excessively overpriced. So, you have to bargain a little before buying. I generally ask for 1/4 the price... More 

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