Phuket Town’s twice-weekly Indy Market on Dibuk Road is known in Thai as ‘laadploykong’ (‘a market to let go of your goods’). It is also a place where locals, especially teenagers and young adults, come to enjoy themselves with an entertaining mix of vendors, live performances and more.
The good thing about this lively but relatively unknown market is that it’s small and clean. It made up of just one lane along Limelight Avenue, next to the popular Lemongrass Restaurant. It takes about 15-20 minutes to take the whole place in and it has a happy, carefree feel to it.
Highlights of Phuket Indy Market
The many goods displayed at Phuket Indy Market include jeans, flip-flops, shoes and ladies’ bags made from water hyacinth. But some items are quite unique such as customised handmade key rings. Happily, prices are very low and the most fun item of all is a single rice grain with your name stenciled onto it, to be used as part of a pendant, key ring or bracelet. This costs about 120 baht.
If you fancy having a special souvenir made just for you and/or your loved one(s) check out the artist booths. They do portraits and caricatures by order in a short time (price starting from only about 100 baht per picture). Nearby, you’ll find professional manicurist stands. Prices depend on the choices of material but start as low as 90 baht.
Opening Hours: Every Thurs and Fri from 16:00 – 22:00
Remarks: Visitors can park at the Queen Sirikit Park’s car park right across the road from Indie Market as well as the big parking space behind Lemongrass Restaurant.
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