Krabi Walking Street and Night Food Market
Street food is a tasty and cheap alternative to eating in a restaurant. Thailand has some of the most diverse and delicious street food in the world and Krabi Walking Street is a great place to sample a large selection of it. Barbecued fish is hugely popular with local people and is available at a fraction of what it would cost in an upmarket restaurant. What better way to finish off your market meal than with one of the desserts which are ubiquitous in Thailand.
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.
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.
How to get there
1. From Manutboraan intersection : on Maharat Road heading to Krabi Town passing left along Vouge Department Store, here comes “Walking Street”. On the first Soi (Maharat Soi 8) to the end of Soi, you’ll find several souvenir shops along the road with activities area, dining tables and onstage shows.
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.
Krabi Maharat Market
Maharaj Market is in the heart of Krabi town in Thailand. The morning market starts up way early in the morning, about 3 am, and doesn’t wind down until around 10 am. A good time to visit is the 7 – 8 am range.
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.
The walking street in Krabi lies right in the center of Krabi town. It is therefore quite easy to reach by motorcycle taxis