Koh Samui walking street markets are perfect for sampling the famous Thai street food and souvenirs.
The streets are filled with smalls stalls, offering a huge variety of street food from pork, chicken, seafood, fish and vegetables each cooked in a special Thai style or from small BBQ’s.
The Thai delights also include a variety of Thai desserts, baked rice, deep fried bananas, cakes or sweet breads.
The walking streets markets are a Foodie lovers heaven.
Samui Explorers Tip – I would recommend to those travelling for the first time, book a private guided tour around a walking street market. Use the guide to explain about the different street food on offer.
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At the walking street markets you can also find souvenirs on offer, from clothing, handbags, luggage bags, belts, sunglasses, beauty accessories, lotions, perfumes and numerous trinkets.
Its basically a shoppers paradise on a Tropical Island.
The Walking Streets run every evening throughout the week, each night a different location. Each area has a different vibe, and much more on offer.
The surrounding bars and restaurants will offer special deals on drinks and food. Live Music can also be enjoyed at particular bars.
Getting around – Check with you hotel/resort are some offer a free shuttle to Fisherman Village Walking Street on Fridays.
The Walking Street Markets start from around 16.00 – 22.00
Please see below the weekly Walking Street areas:
- Monday – The Wharf located inside Fisherman Village
- Tuesday – Monkey Bay in Chaweng
- Wednesday – Central Festival Shopping Mall
- Thursday – Maenam is ranked No3 – Maenam it still has the old Island feel. Small streets, with funky shops, and cool bars
- Friday – Fisherman Village ranked No1. Originally a Fishing Village, with traditional Thai Teak houses, which now have been transformed into modern upmarket bars and restaurants. Its has a cool vibe, and stunning views over Bophut Bay, and Koh Phangan Island
- Saturday – Bangrak opens a small street food walking street with a live band, and Chaweng Food markets are also open
- Sunday – Lamai being rated No2 – Lamai walking street offers much more street food than souvenirs
Samui Explorer Tip – Before setting off, during monsoon, or low season check with your resort if the street market is on because if rain fall happens late afternoon then the markets holders will not set up their stalls.
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