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The Phuket Floating Market – a great new tourist site
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The Phuket Floating Market

Phuket was a historically known as a mining centre. Nowadays, part of that mining area has been reclaimed as a floating market, an attractive new place for Thais & foreigners to visit. The Phuket Floating Market is located in Kathu, in a beautiful and peaceful area. Thai floating markets have become a cultural symbol, showcasing the mixed lifestyle between the past and modern-day. And the Phuket floating market was built under a distinctive concept, showcasing a distinctive new style of Thai architecture.

The Phuket Floating Market
The Phuket Floating Market
The market is located on 35 rai; the front section, on land, serves an as entertainment venue while the rafts on the water feature many shops and restaurants. The products on sale are mixed into several categories including OTOP products, handicrafts, toys, souvenirs, fashion & accessories.
The Phuket Floating Market

If you visit, make sure to go on an empty stomach. Inside the floating market there are many delicious food items to choose from including papaya salad, noodles, seafood, satay and icecream.

The Phuket floating market is open daily from 10.00am – 22.00pm.