Phuket being a popular tourists spot and having many tourists come in, there are various types of attractions and activities here to make sure people don’t get bored of just the beach. If you feel like staying at one of the luxury hotels in Phuket is not going to let you get a better idea of the local community then one of the things you could do is make a trip to the fish market. This may help you see for yourself how the locals go about with their day and maybe even go back with some fresh catch.
No surprise that there are plenty of fish markets in Phuket, however the one at Rawai which is often referred to as the Sea Gypsies market is quite famous among locals as well as tourists alike. The market has many family run businesses and supports the local community, however it is also famous among tourists. The market sells live fish as well as shell fish, which can often been taken across the road where there are plenty of restaurants that will cook up a scrumptious meal for you. Tourists prefer the freshness and the wide array of choices available in terms of choices. If you plan on visiting the market and looking for comfortable lodging then nearby towns such as Layan have a wide choice of hotels. Hotels such as Anantara Phuket Layan have a helpful concierge service that could help guests organize trips to the markets. There are also other markets such as the vegetable markets, the fresh fruit markets across various parts of Phuket such as Patong Beach, Chalong Bay, Rawai Beach, Karon and Kata Beach.
Most markets on the island don’t only engage in pure transactions but also are full of life and culture and have become great tourist attractions.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.