Krabi Walking Street in Thailand

Krabi Walking Street in Thailand is one of the night markets to visit while traveling here. As many would think that this place is located by the sea, you are actually referring to Ao Nang which is a district by the ocean. Krabi is more of a town where many travelers come to explore and visit places of interest like this night market. The walking street is a nightly affair and held in the main town area. Many local tuk tuks and song tiaws (local van taxi) will shuttle from Ao Nang and Krabi town for a fee of 20-30 Baht. 

Krabi Walking Street at night

As I was invited by Tourism Thailand for a familiarization trip here, there were about ten of us who arrived in two vans to the market. We were supposed to make a quick stop here and head for dinner but after sampling some of the local food here, it totally filled most of us up. But it was all good as I had been yearning for some local Thai delicacies for a very long time and this night market seemed to be filled with them. Without much planning, we broke up in three groups to explore the place. While most of the girls went on their own, the men decided to fully walk the market.

Vendors at the walking street in Krabi

At some areas, you would see a number of local handicraft and art being sold. Not that cheesy stuff you always see at airports or souvenir shops, I have to say that the art and crafts here were so much more different and interesting. I ended up buying some Thai paintings while some of the guys bought hand made bags and t-shirts. Comparing with Ao Nang, things here were a little cheaper too. 

A traditional child band playing local Thai music

Pandanus leaves folded into roses

Deep fried Pineapple Thai Style

When we got to the food section of the walking street, I could not believe that I saw a lady selling freshly made Thai Fish Cakes. This was my ultimate weakness and I ended up buying two packets of it. It was really cheap as each bag cost only 20 Baht which was about US$0.70. Walking around I saw more local dishes that I wanted to try but a special Thai dinner was arranged for the group after this market visit. I could have sworn that some of the group mentioned that we should just have dinner here at the market.

Local signs with English translation

Grilled Squid with Mayonnaise, Thai style

For the pork lovers, there was a stall selling all kinds of parts of the roasted pig

 Thai Fish Cakes sold freshly at the night market

Thai Rotee or Roti Canai (Flat Bread Pancake) sold here at the market
 
By the time I was done walking around the food section, I was already quite full as I did buy some other local Thai desserts. Apart from that, there were so many dishes I wanted to try and told myself, the next time I visit Krabi, I would for sure make my way here for a feast. Some of the Thai style food was pretty interesting like a stall I saw selling Thai Pancakes or Rotee. This was very similar to the Roti Canai sold in Malaysia and was very tempting to try. But I did not. Overall, if you love all things hawker and Thai, this place would surely be a winner. Thailand has been a very popular place to visit by the Australians and Expedia offers great guest reviews and pricing on Krabi hotels and its night time market.

A vendor selling local handicraft

Also for the Muslim travelers, I noticed a number of Thai Muslims selling food at the market which was halal. So if you are from Malaysia or Islam, you would have no issues getting food here. The area here used to be a wet market which was relocated to a new area and this area was eventually promoted to be a Walking Street and officially opened on 20th March 2009.

For those who want to see this place in a first person view, I have another article about this Krabi Night Market in Video.

Krabi Walking Street Opening Times: 5pm to 10pm - Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
Location of the Krabi Walking Street: Maharat Soi 8, Behind the Vogue Department Store in town

The night market is open in the evenings till about midnight and sells all kinds of local food, accessories, art, clothing and handicraft. A good experience would be to visit this place around 7pm and try some of the local food here. You would most likely end up buying some souvenirs too. This is one of the main activities in the area and nothing beats visiting local markets like the Krabi Walking Street in Thailand.

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