Ao Nang Beach Shopping / Shopping Street Ao Nang main beach road has beach front shops among the wide variety of restaurants. Many of them sell mostly the same kind of stuff. Beach wear, surf shorts, t-shirts, bikinis, toys. Instead of a big shopping mall, there are roadside stalls and small shops lining alongside and bargaining is a must. We went past foot massage shops, nail manicure, pedicure, foot scrub, back shoulder massage little pedicure corner shops that you can pamper and indulge after your hard day island-hopping.
However you can find beach essentials such as sunblock lotion, beach mat which are useful when you go to island hopping trips to nearby islands. Alternatively, you can sit in a roadside bar and people watch, or sip a pina colada under the stars at a beach bar on the sand.
Location: Along the beachfront, Mueang, Krabi
Location: Moo 2, 4203 Road, Ao Nang, Muean, Krabi, 81000
Ao Nang Market, Krabi offers the best range of merchandise, from traditional Thai handicrafts (which present fantastic value for money and make excellent gifts), to false Gucci bags, and probably the highest concentration of tailor shops in Thailand. When Shopping in Krabi , remember that, l ocal people advise King's Fashion as one of the better tailors and the Thai tailors, Kent on Ao Nang Beach Rd.When shopping in Ao Nang Market, Krabi, you must buy larger items, such as furniture, gems and gold jewellery, or for real brand name clothes, because in Krabi the price range is very low and the choice is wider. Except department stores bargaining is all part of the shopping experience in Krabi. Ao Nang Market, Krabi is cluttered with a number of restaurants which offers delicious BBQ seafood fare during dinner time.
Shops and souvenir shops Railay Bay has many small general convenience stores with various essentials at reasonable prices, considering shipment costs to what is essentially an island. Though most shoppers (souvenir or otherwise) will be better satisfied in nearby Ao Nang, clothing, souvenirs, beach wear and such are all also available in various small shops in Railay East and Railay West. There are no real grocery vendors, so meals are limited to the restaurants, though some small snack items are available in the convenience stores.
Location: Railay East and Railay West
Phi Phi Market Between 11 AM and 1 PM, allow time to stroll among the stalls of Phi Phi market, meeting point for the inhabitants of Phi Phi, relatively unfrequented by tourists (but why?). The ideal time for a Thai lunch that women cook on their stand, in large woks in which meat, fish, rice, noodles, vegetables and fruits, quiver : sauteed, fried, in soup or salad ... Some cooking tips in our "What to eat in Phi Phi? "
On the shelves, the inscriptions are not always in English and you must dare to explore new tastes. Furthermore, it's very cheap ! Starting with the skewers of meat, fish and vegetables, which costs 15 baht, the sweet and savory donuts around 20 Baht and the tray of fresh fruit, which do not exceed 30 Baht. It is also an opportunity to get in touch with the people of Phi Phi! Location: At the center of the village of Ton Sai
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 01.00 pm.
Sunday Market Every Sunday afternoon, from around 3pm, there is a traditional Thai market set up next to the pier. This is a ‘must see’ for visitors to Old Town, not just for the colourful display of produce on offer but also to mingle with the locals. The whole village turns out to buy what they need and to chat with other villagers, or just to stroll around. There are hot food stalls with sausages, fried chicken, donuts and other sweets, stalls that sell all manner of locally produced soft drinks, clothing, meat and fish, and the always present ‘plastics shop’ selling a wide range of everyday items for a few baht each. Join the locals and take a stroll around this uniquely Thai tradition.
Location: Old Town, Koh Lanta, Mueang, Krabi
Opening Hours: Sunday from 03.00 pm. until late
Krabi Night Market / Walking Street Krabi Province, Krabi Municipality, Office of Commercial Affairs Krabi and Krabi Chamber of Commerce organizes a fair where local products, local food, cultual entertainment, activities for chindren and other varieties come to offer. You’ll get to buy local souvenirs, taste local delicacies and even experience the mini local cultural performance, art and cloth painted, showing painting on vessel crystal, fold up pandanus leaf to be flower, open hat music from music school with rotate weekly show of Thai band.
Do not miss these succulent Thai foods! Over 70 Thai food stalls such as mix rice with fresh Thai herbal and topping with "Boodoo", boiled rice with 10 dishes such as small fishes, salad salt eggs, rosat peanut, fried radish with eggs. or other foods from various parts of Thailand such as Somtam serves with rice noodle, spicy young bamboo boiled salad, choice of desserts and seasonal fruits. There are lamps handmade from coconut shell, recycle bottle, Malay grazed sarong, Colourfu batik, chind toy, clothes, shoes, fashion l accessories and reasonable prices Thai massage which is highly recommended after exhausted.
2. From Ao Nang : flag down a taxi or songthaew along main street in Ao Nang, it costs 50baht per person during day time and when going back to Ao Nang, catch the taxi/songthaew infront of 7-Eleven or the main entrance of the market, which costs 60baht at night. Watch out for the overpriced tuk-tuk service infront of Vogue Department Store.There is also a tour option available where you can arrange for mini van pick-up and drop-off service from your hotel. You can easily arrange with tour operators available throughout Ao Nang or at your hotel.
Location: Krabi town at Maharat Soi 8 (behind the Vogue Department Store), Maharat Rd., Mueang, Krabi
Opening Hours: Fri - Sun from 05.00 pm. - 10.00 pm.
The newly renovated Maharaj Market in Krabi is nicely organized and despite its heavy traffic, the market is clean and easy to navigate. There are sections for fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, dry food stuffs, and a huge breakfast pre-made food area.Chilies are worshipped in southern Thai food. These little neon colored yellow, red and green chillies are slightly different and a bit more pungent from normal Thai chilies. Turmeric root, though not overly common in northern Thai food, is used heavily in southern dishes like Gaeng Som (sour hot soup). There are piles of turmeric all over the Maharaj Market. Coconuts, just like bananas and pineapples (and other tropical fruits), are in abundance throughout the market.
The seafood section in the market is filled with loads of fish varieties including dried and fresh. Like other fish markets, you have the choie of either buying your fish whole, or having a fishmonger scrape off the scales and de-gut it for you. Among the assortment of local speciality snacks and sweets, there are also a few classic Thai desserts like Fuktong Sangkaya. Favorite part of Maharaj Market is of course the section where freshly cooked food is served. Banana vendors seem to have an infinite number of bananas, all lined up and waiting to be purchased.Location: Maharat Soi 9 (behind the Shell station), Maharat Rd., Mueang, Krabi
Opening Hours: Daily from 03.00 am. – 10.00 am.
Klong Muang Market Klong Muang Market is located at Klong Muang Village far from Klong Muang crossroads about 500 Metres and then next is Ban Klong Muang School and Klong Muang Beach if you turn left then go straight will see Ao Seaw at Leam Hang Nak Cape the Royal Place, sea residence of the Queen of Thailand.
The market is open every Friday from 01.00 pm. on the road as well as opened follow this time because a woman monger and a merchant in the marketplace will come from different locality but have a lot of local shop such as fried food, grilled chicken and fish, garlic, spices, vegetables, fresh fish, vegetable oil, etc, to traditional art crafts, antiques, and more. Klong Muang market is mainly run by the local Muslim population, so that it is not uncommon to see ladies with headscarves and males with the traditional felt hat. Location: At Klong Muang Village far from Klong Muang crossroads about 500 Metres and then next is Ban Klong Muang School and Klong Muang Beach
Opening Hours: Every Friday from 01.00 pm. until late