Shopping Haad Bo Phut Rd., Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thái Lan Published on: 05-08-2016
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- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Fisherman's Village Walking Street is special ?
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street is a lively and colourful market held every Friday from 17:00 to 22:00 along the main street in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. The ‘walking street phenomena’ has gained ground in Thailand in the past five years and most of the main touristic destinations have a weekly walking street event nowadays.
Bophut’s has all the ingredients that made this kind of open-air markets so popular: dozens of stalls selling what seems to be an unlimited list of items from clothing to handcrafted souvenirs to accessories of all sorts, as well as an amazing choice of local street food (it wouldn’t be a market in Thailand without readymade snacks) and even some cocktail stalls! Join this animated and busy weekly market if you are lucky enough to be around Bophut on a Friday, you won’t be disappointed.
What to explore at Fisherman's Village Walking Street?
There are stalls on both sides of the road as you head towards the ocean and about half way down you will find a roundabout that turns into a beer garden on Fridays as a dozen cocktail bars selling cocktails at only 60 baht play tunes and light up the night.
There is plenty of seating in this area and it is a great place to sit, relax and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the market. Just before you get to the roundabout there is another place to stop and have a drink and listen to live music called Big Mamas.
The middle road ends as it joins up with the main Fishermans village street. If you turn left you will find a dozen or so stalls and turning right will take you through the heart of the village that is packed full of stalls and boutique shops offering all manner of goods ranging from a few baht bargains to classic works of art.
As well as the many food vendors in the Bophut Walking Street market you will find the local restaurants offing walking street deals on food that would rival anything you would find in a five star restaurant.
The Frog and Gecko pub is a popular watering hole for residents and visitors to the island. The Shack grill has to be one of the most popular restaurants in Koh Samui and the smell of steaks on the BBQ only adds to the fabulous and vibrant market atmosphere.
Directly across the road SAM_2724is the Emerald Irish Bar that is packed full of fun and banter. As you carry on through the village you will come to the pier where there is always something worth watching going on, live bands and fire dancers entertain the crowds who come in their masses.
How to get to Fisherman's Village Walking Street?
The easiest way to get to the market, especially if you are going by car, is to park up on the main road close to the PTT garage and then take the middle road down into the heart of the village.
- “Wonderful place”
- “Best Part of the Island!”
- "Plenty to chose from”
- “Great fun friday market"
- “Shops and dine along the beautiful ocean”
Haad Bo Phut Rd., Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thái Lan
Tips for you
This place is awesome. Oozes class. Littered with great restaurants. Try Barracuda @ the wharf for a romantic or special meal. Also, the Wharf Bar extends into the street where you can get the best cocktails for just 100 baht. Coco Tams is chilled, but pricey. Do not miss the street food on market night either. For sport, go to BEACH, formerly The Sporty Toad, with welcoming hosts, good cocktails and superb live music. There are plenty of cheaper eateries a pl so, Gusto is easily the best Italian, and there is fantastic Tapas at Tapas Barcelona. My wife and I spent 11 straight nights in the village and never grew tired. There's often fireworks or something to keep you entertained too
a great street bazaar to visit. bigger then others and anything u search for u will find. delicious tasty street foods you must try. give a chance and visit.