If you’re a foodie or just love discovering new flavours, then the next time you are in Koh Phangan, make sure to head to the Thong Sala Night Market where culinary adventures await!
Planning Your Visit
This lively market can be found on the island’s west coast across from the Thong Sala Pier. Also known as the Pantip Market, it is around 35 minutes from Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas and is open daily; the best time to visit is generally from around 04:00pm to 11:00pm.
What It’s Known For
The Thong Sala Night Market features all manner of dishes so make sure you have plenty of room in your stomach when you visit this site from your hotel! Koh Phangan markets such as this one also provide food at reasonable prices which is a big plus too.
The best way to experience the market is to sample a wide array of dishes and don’t be afraid to be adventurous! Pad Thai is a perennial favourite, while pineapple fried rice, grilled BBQ delights, roasted pork and chicken and Thai green curry are worth trying too. Sweet treats like doughnuts, mango sticky rice and crepes along with a variety of smoothies are on offer too.
If you’re in the area on a Saturday, you can also make your way to the nearby Thong Sala Saturday Night Market; beside the Thong Sala Beach, this weekly market is a great place to purchase souvenirs, crafts and clothing, while some food stalls can be found here as well.