Krabi Street Market will give you the feel of the local culture. There are the walking street markets, which are touristy, and there are fresh produce markets. You can buy and taste the local cuisine in the walking markets whereas the other markets cater to the local needs for their kitchen. They are not as big as the floating markets of Bangkok and not as wild as Kho San Road.
The first Krabi Street Market is opposite City Hotel on Soi 10 Maharat Road. It has excellent street food stalls serving everything from pad Thai to catfish curry, chicken on rice, steamed shellfish plus salads, soups, and sweets.
There is also an open-air food court, which is at Khong Kha Road, next to the old Chao Fah pier. The series of small restaurants with plastic tables gives the look to this market. Between them, they serve a huge variety of dishes. Here is where you will find office workers and families eating out.
Another interesting market is the walking street markets – the Krabi Town walking street, or Thanon Khon Dern, an absolute must-see.
These markets open on weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. You can sample the local culture, the food, and shopping. You can take a local bus to reach the venue; it drops you just outside the market.
Try the smaller scale “walking street” held on a Wednesday afternoon in Klong Haeng village.
Then there are local markets in different villages every day in Krabi, usually from early afternoon to early evening. The markets in Ao Nang (Mon, Tue, Fri), Ao Nam Mao (Wed) or Klong Haeng (Thu, Sat) villages – the Klong Haeng Saturday market is probably the best of these.
However, do remember these are fresh produce. Therefore, if you have a place to cook or a Kitchen in your resort it would be a good idea to buy from them. Mornings are the best time to buy in these markets if you are looking for seafood.
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