When we booked our holiday to Krabi Thailand we were instantly told about the amazing Krabi night markets and how we needed to visit them for brilliant shopping and some of the best Krabi food on offer.
There are four markets in Krabi that are popular with locals and tourists alike and they are the night markets in Krabi that we decided to visit. Some of the Krabi markets are well known for their shopping and the others for their street food. At a couple, you can get the best of both worlds. Here we will give you a guide so you don’t miss the four best night markets in Krabi Town. So, what to do in Krabi? Visit the markets!
What do you need to know before you go?
Krabi Town is the provincial capital of Krabi. Located at the mouth of the river, it is a small, typically Thai, bustling market town. Krabi Town is the gateway for tourists visiting the beaches and islands of southern Thailand.
Our top tips for visiting Krabi
Where to stay in Krabi
We stayed at the City Hotel. It is located directly across from the Krabi City food night market and two blocks away from the river. There is a large choice of accommodation types in Krabi to suit everyone.
How to get to Krabi
Krabi Town is serviced by a number of direct flights by budget airlines. You can fly to Krabi Town with budget airlines AirAsia, Nok and Bangkok Airways from with the region. European budget Airline Norweign flies to Krabi. Full-Service carriers such as British Airways, Qatar, Thai Airway and more service Krabi.
Krabi International Airport services Krabi Town, Ao Nang beach the surrounding Islands and towns of Southern Thailand. It is 7 kilometres east of Krabi Town city centre. The airport opened in 1999 as a small domestic airport. In 2017 the airport handled 4,339,599 passenger arrivals and departures from all over Thailand and the world.
You can get a bus to Krabi Town from Malaysia and destinations in Thailand. You can search buses to Krabi Town with 12go Asia.
Related Post: If you are travelling to Krabi with kids, our best things to do in Krabi article is what you need right now!
Chao Fah Night Market
This is a beautiful market that has plenty of seating and plenty of amazing food to chose from. You can find a table and sit for as long as you like. You can even watch the boats go past on the river and watch the sun go down from this excellent Krabi night market. After you are done sampling you can take a walk along the river to work off some of that food!
When is the Chao Fah night market open?
This top Krabi market is open daily from 5pm til 12.30 am
What is the Chao Fah night market location?
The address you will need to get to this Krabi night market location is:
Chao Fah Pier on Kong Ka Road, Krabi Town
How do I get to Chao Fah night market?
You can hire a tuk tuk or a taxi to take you but most of the time a walk is the easiest way to get to this Krabi market. You can ask your hotel if they offer a walking tour to the market as well.
What are the prices at the Chao Fah night market?
These are the prices that we found at the stalls that we visited
|Krabi street food item||Price in Baht|
|Watermelon & strawberry smoothie||60 Baht|
|Chang Beer (small)||40 Baht|
|Crispy pork and rice||120 Baht|
|Fried rice||50 Baht|
|Fried calamari||200 Baht|
|Small can of coke||20 Baht|
|Whole fish (cooked)||300 Baht|
|Iced coffee||25 Baht|
We found the prices at this Krabi night market a little more than what we had been paying at our local City Night market but there was a lot more to choose from at this Krabi market. It is a great experience to sit and watch the sun go down as you eat dinner in the open air. It would have to be one of the best things to do in Krabi with kids.
Do I need travel insurance in Thailand?
We always say if you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel. Get your travel insurance now to protect your epic Thailand holiday from any small hiccup.
For Australian travellers, we recommend Fast Cover Travel Insurance
For worldwide travellers, we recommend AXA Travel Insurance
Krabi City Night Market
Our hotel the City Hotel Krabi was right across the road from this bustling market in Krabi Town. The first thing we did was go over and sample some of the food on offer here immediately after we checked in. It seemed that there were more locals at this Krabi market than the other ones, so we found it slightly cheaper.
When is the Krabi city night night market open?
This top Krabi night market is open daily from 2.00pm until about 9.00pm. You will find that some nights your favourite shop will be closed as they are having a day off. Just ask them when they are closed so you know.
What is the Krabi city night market location?
The address you will need for the City night market location is:
Soi 10, Maharat Road (Opposite City Hotel, Krabi Town)
Visiting Bangkok? There are so many amazing sites to visit but where do you start? Check out our guide to Bangkok for all the top, must-see sites
How do I get to the Krabi city night market?
You can hire a tuk tuk or a taxi to take you there. It is so well known all you will have to do is tell the driver where you want to go.
If you are staying in Krabi Town you can easily walk to this Krabi market.
What are the prices at the Krabi city night market?
The Krabi city night market is one of the best place to visit in Krabi for dinner. We ate here for all the nights that we stayed in Krabi and we all left full of the best Krabi street food.
|Krabi street food item||Prices in Baht|
|Mango Smoothie||30 Baht|
|Iced Coffee||20 Baht|
|Pork Skewer||10 Baht each|
|Deep fried chicken pieces
||60 Baht for 6 pieces|
|Sticky rice and chicken (small)||10 Baht for a small packet|
|Large spring rolls||10 Baht each|
|Sliced mango||20 Baht|
|1/4 of watermelon sliced||20 Baht|
|rice meal with 2 mains||50 Baht
|chicken and cashews nuts with rice||100 Baht|
|Fried rice||50 Baht|
As this Krabi market was right across the street from us we ended up being well known throughout the market. Marley especially loved it as so many of the stallholders called her ‘Baby’ and gave her free stuff. The stallholders really looked out for the girls while we were there.
Feeding 4 people who all have such different tastes can be hard so we ended up giving the girls 100 Baht each and letting them go in search of food for themselves.
We felt very comfortable doing this and so did the girls. I don’t think I would have done it if it had not been for the amazing stall owners. This has to be one of the best places in Krabi for families to have dinner.
Krabi Walking Street Market
This is an awesome Krabi market to just roam around with some food. There are some spots to sit at in front of the stage but if there is a good act on it will be hard to find a spot. This is also one of the Krabi markets that has both street food and souvenirs.
When is the Krabi Walking Street market open?
This is one of the Krabi weekend markets so it is open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5.00 pm until 10.00 pm
What is the Krabi Walking Street market location?
The address you will need to get to this Krabi night market is: Maharaj 8, behind Vogue Department Store.
How do I get to the Krabi Walking Street market?
You can hire a tuk-tuk or a taxi to take you there. This is one of the best known Krabi
What are the prices at the Krabi Walking Street market?
These are the rices that we found at the stalls that we visited
|Item||Prices in Baht|
|corn on the cob||20 Baht|
|tub of pork ribs||100 Baht|
|salad in a bowl||60 Baht|
|chopped ice cream||40 Baht|
|grilled jelly fish||25 Baht per stick|
|yellow noodle bowl||40 Baht (small) 60 Baht (large)|
|satay||10 Baht each|
The Krabi Walking Street market is also a place where you can pick up some great souvenirs or some clothes that have Krabi or Thailand written on it. You can find anything here bracelets, t-shirts, pants and backpacks. There are plenty of items that have the elephants on them too.
Do you travel with teenagers? Our detailed guides to Travelling with teenagers will give you some worldwide travel inspiration
Maharaj Night Market
In the morning there is the Krabi Fresh market held here inside the big building. We hurried past it one morning on our way to a day trip. The Fresh Marekt is full of fresh produce in the morning and then the night market is held around the building at night.
When is the Maharaj night market open?
The Maharaj is open daily, from 4pm – 9pm
What is the Maharaj night market location?
The address you will need to get to this Krabi night market is: Soi 10 off Maharaj Road in downtown Krabi
How do I get to the Maharaj night market?
You can hire a tuk-tuk or a taxi to take you there. This is one of the top places to see in Krabi so all you will have to do is tell the driver where you want to go and they will take you straight to this Krabi attraction.
What are the prices at the Maharaj Night Market?
These are the prices that we found at the stalls that we visited
|Item||Prices in Baht|
|Iced coffee||30 Baht|
|Beef skewer||10 Baht each|
|Noodles||40 Baht (small) 60 Baht (large)|
|Chicken Kebab||60 Baht|
|Chicken noodle Soup||70 Baht|
When I asked a gentleman the name of this Krabi night market he gave me a completely different name, Masaryk, to the name Maharaj that the ladies at our hotel gave us. We hope we have given you the right name but even if we haven’t you will end up at an awesome Krabi night market.
If you are looking for things to do in Krabi you can’t look past a visit to the night markets. They are some of the top Krabi attractions and you will not be sorry after you fill up on some of the most amazing
We here at Wyld Family Travel had an amazing time at the Krabi night markets and made some great friends on the days we were there. I believe that the Thai people are lovely and want to do the best by all people not just tourists when they visit Thailand. We felt so welcome in Krabi and it is still one of the best places in Asia that we visited.
For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in Thailand click through to our Thailand Destination Page for more brilliant inspiration.
Some more travel inspiration for your trip to Thailand
Do I need a visa to enter Thailand?
Yes, you do. If you’re only staying in Thailand under 30 days you will get a visa on arrival at the airport. If you want to stay 30-60 days you will need to apply for a visa in your home country at the Thai embassy or you will need to do a visa run. A Visa run is where you leave Thailand by land or plane and then re-enter thus renewing your passport for an extra 30 days.
Money in Thailand
The official National Currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht. The abbreviation used for the Thai Baht is the TBH and the symbol for the Baht is ฿. The Thai Baht comes in ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000 banknotes as well as ฿1, ฿2, ฿5, ฿10 coins There is also a ฿60, ฿70, ฿80, ฿500,000 and 25, 50 satang coins but they are rarely used. You will find it easy to withdraw Thai Baht from ATM’s and there are plenty of options within stores to pay with your card.
Currency Exchange and ATM’s in Thailand
We had no problem withdrawing money from ATM’s. One thing about Asia is there is an ATM on every corner just about. Try and withdrawal multiple days worth of money at a time. It was costing us $5 (Australian) in withdrawal fees.
More about the Author
Bec Wyld is a mother, wife, community care worker and once reluctant traveller. But now Bec has been to over 35 countries across the globe and is always seeking more adventures. She has planned, stressed, laughed and chatted in all of them. Bec’s writing can be found on Wyld Family Travel, as a guest poster on popular sites and contributor on travel websites including Lonely Planet Kids.