Walking Street is the liveliest of the three night markets which take place in Krabi Town with not only stalls selling a wide range of products, but also stalls selling food, a live music stage and a large amount of seating.
Krabi Town’s Walking Street takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 16:00 and 22:00 in the centre of Krabi Town not far from the river front within the main shopping zone of the town.
About Krabi Town Walking Street
Walking Street is perhaps a slight misleading description of what is essentially a weekend night market. Walking Street is also spread over several streets rather than one street.
There are lots of different kinds of products on sale at Walking Street much of which is intended for sale to foreign visitors rather local people making Walking Street essentially a tourist market. Plenty of local people do though go to Walking Street for the atmosphere, and the food, rather than to go shopping.
In comparison to other tourist markets in South East Asia, Walking Street in Krabi Town is pretty good. There are a wide variety of things on sale, some of which is very good quality and interesting. There are no fixed prices at Walking Street and what you pay depends on how good your negotiating skills are, which stall you go to, and how many items you buy. This said, the pricing is not as aggressive as some of the better known tourist markets in Thailand such as Ao Nang Night Market or Pat Pong Night Market in Bangkok.
The central part Walking Street is where the majority of the food stalls are located. There is wide variety of different foods on sale and it’s more oriented to the foreign market than what you would find in other night markets in other parts of Thailand where fewer foreign visitors go. This said, a lot of Thai people come here to eat which is good indication that you can find food vendors offering value for money.
It’s not just Thai food and BBQ sold at Walking Street. You will also find stalls selling pizza, sushi, kebab and other types of sandwiches, as well a range of desserts, salads and drinks. Most people who come to Walking Street will buy something to eat because there is lots to choose from and the food is generally very cheap.
There is a large stage in the central part of Krabi Town’s Walking Street where live music performers do turns on stage from around 17:00 through to 22:00. Some of the performers are professionals, others less so. The main act is a Thai lady with a guitar who performs from 18:00 to 19:00 every night doing very good renditions of popular English language songs, as well as Thai songs and a small range range songs in Chinese. The performances are intended to appeal to a wide audience reflecting the diversity of the visitors to Walking Street in Krabi Town.
In front of the stage at Krabi Town’s Walking Street is the market’s main seating area. The idea is that you bring the food you buy at this night market and consume it at one of the tables whilst enjoying the show. There are also two stalls selling alcoholic drinks. To the right hand side of the stage is a stall selling cold bottled beer and to the left hand side a converted VW Campervan selling cocktails. Credit where credit is due. The municipal authorities and tourist board in Krabi Town have done a great job of creating a well organised night market that both tourists and local enjoy and use regularly. Other places in Thailand could learn a lot from Krabi Town.
Location of Krabi Town Walking Street
- Krabi Town Walking Street is 4.9 km from Krabi Bus Station.