The Thong Sala Night Market, also known as Pantip Market on Google Maps, is located in Thong Sala in front of the Thong Sala Pier. The food market opens early in the evening and offers a lot of different Thai street food and stalls selling juices and treats. But once a week the Saturday Night food market takes place in Thong Sala, Koh Phangan. This walking street is a must visit when you’re in Koh Phangan. Read in this blogpost everything you need to know about the Thong Sala Night Market and the other food markets on Koh Phangan!
How to get to Thong Sala Night Market Koh Phangan
Located directly in front of the Thong Sala Pier on the West coast of the island you will find the Thong Sala Night market. You can park your scooter along the road, there is enough space and there is no parking fee.
Opening times Thong Sala Night Market
The Thong Sala Night Market opens daily from 4PM until 11PM.
What to expect at Thong Sala Night Market
The Thong Sala Night Market with incredibly cheap food was originally made for the locals of Koh Phangan. A meal costs around 80 Baht and the juices or coconuts are super cheap as well. And if you’re in for some sweet treats or a typical Thai dessert, you don’t have to look far. For about 20 baht or a little more you can get some of the best sweet snacks, a brownie and much more!
The Thong Sala Night Market has many different food stalls, so there is something to find for every taste. The vendors have perfected their methods to prepare fresh Thai food like Pad Thai, Green Curries, vegan food and shell fish dishes.
The meals are presented on disposable plates which shows they want to contribute to a sustainable market. There are some stalls with benches or seats, but mostly these are for customers that bought food there.
Overall the Thong Sala Food Market is a great place to meet, chat and laugh with Koh Phangan residences and other backpackers. Lots of people come out for the Thong Sala Food Market. So if you want to see some smiley Thai local people while filling your belly with the best and cheapest Thai food, then definitely head over to the Thong Sala Night Market!
Every week on Saturday evening the Thong Sala main street transforms into a Walking Street with lots of food, clothes & crafts vendors. Stalls are scattered on the street onto Thong Sala Beach. This cute and extensive market on Saturday is worth it to check out when you are on Koh Phangan island, read below more!
Saturday Night Walking Street Market Koh Phangan
Once a week there’s an even bigger night market in Thong Sala. It’s the Saturday Night Walking Street Market with a variety of delicious Thai food stalls, yummy snacks such as brownies and other treats, clothing and accessories and more! The opening times of the Saturday Night market is from 5 PM to 10 PM.
Adjacent to the sea and Koh Phangan park, the location of this market in Thong Sala couldn’t be better. Enjoy your favourite Thai food and treats with a sea breeze in your hair and toes in the sand! A perfect example of the island life 🙂 And when you’re done eating, you can continue shopping on the Saturday Night market. There are some great bargains to find here!
Other Koh Phangan food markets
Besides the famous Thong Sala night market and the Saturday Night walking street, there are more food markets in Koh Phangan!
- Chaloklum Sunday Market. The pier of Chaloklum transforms into a walking market every Sunday starting from 5 PM.
- Phangan Food Court. Permanently based in Thong Sala, this food court offers a wide range of yummy Thai street food and other treats. Open everyday, but the vendors sometimes make their own opening times. Here we found some of the best Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches and the typical Northern Thai curry Khao Soi. You have to try this dish!
Koh Phangan weather
The island has a dry season and a very wet season. The weather of Koh Phangan basically has three seasons; the horrid monsoon season which is luckily short, the drier season and a hot season which has frequent heavy showers. The dry season lasts from late December through to March, with February as driest month. These months are also the main tourist season of Koh Phangan. The peak season weather is hot, bright and not too humid. Just perfect for lounging on the island’s fantastic beaches. From April until September there are some chances of downpours, alternated with bright blue skies. We were in Koh Phangan in June and only had some rain during the evening or night. The monsoon season which arrives from the south west, strikes between September and mid November. These are the months to avoid going to Koh Phangan.
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