|The Phuket Floating Market – a great new tourist site|
Kathu Phuket Floating Market
Phuket was a historically known as a mining centre. Nowadays, partof that mining area has been reclaimedas a floating market, an attractive new placefor 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 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.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 ice-cream.The Phuket floating market is open daily from 10.00am – 22.00pm.