Khao Lak Markets
Local street or night markets operate throughout Thailand and the Khao Lak area is no exception. A daily market is open in the afternoon and evenings everyday in the Bang Niang area at N-3 on the Bang Niang Map on this website. See the navigation menu above. The Bang Niang market is opposite and a bit north of the Thai Navy Boat and just a bit south of the road that heads down to Bang Niang Beach.
While the market is open every day, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are the primary days for the market with a wider selection of goods on offer. Saturday is the biggest day for the market. The primary consumer for these vendors are local Thais and Burmese laborers. So you will find plenty of inexpensive clothing, vegetables, spices, trinkets, cheap electrical goods, watches, flowers and even edible bugs.
Colorful, often noisy and frequently odiferous (depending on the goods for sale), visiting a local market is a good way to get a taste of local culture. The market is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon for many of the local folks and can often be a festive occasion.
There is also a market in Takuapa, about 30 minutes north of Khao Lak. As the city is a regional center, you will find a much larger market there. It will have a wider variety of products.
Everyone will know where the market is, if you get lost, just ask.
If you need or are looking for Western products, try Nang Thong Supermarket. It’s on the corner of the main highway and the road that goes down to Nang Thong Beach. It offers a wide selection of goods from wines to snacks to books and newspapers. This market has pretty much everything you could possibly need for stocking your hotel or bungalow room for your visit. No need to pay “mini-bar” prices, just shop ahead of time.
Khao Lak Markets