Shopping Soi Maharaj 9, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand Published on: 03-07-2016
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Why Krabi Maharaj Market is special ?
Maharaj Market is in the heart of Krabi town in Thailand. 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 choice 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.
What to explore at Krabi Maharaj Market?
Probably the unique sights, sounds and smells; the minute you walk in, you will know that Maharaj is the kind of Asian market people described to you when traveling through this part of the world. It’s full of exotic goods both dry and fresh; whether rice, spices, chilli paste, colourful fruit and vegetables, tropical fish, homewares, clothes and more. After about 09:00, it’ll quiet down a little bit and then finally wind down around noon. Within the compound, there are also many food stands selling ready-to-eat meals at very minimal prices. Takeaway service is also available.
How to get to Krabi Maharaj Market?
It takes 17 mins driving from Krabi Airport.
- Food Heaven
- Lots of things to choice
- Reasonable priced food at every stall
- Nice to see local people
- Good food and friendly owners
Soi Maharaj 9, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
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