Sunday, 21 April 2013

Phuket Town Local Market - an introduction

The Local market is somewhere everybody should visit - it is adjacent to the hub of Phuket Town and can be reached by the Local buses and the Pink buses. So what is the market - too many things to explain but it 

The local market was rebuilt in the same place as the original market - which was an open aired market and certainly not for the Health Inspector or the squeamish but it was always bustling with the Local People.

The building that the market is in is more than just a market (there are four floors) -  there is a car park on top of it and on the very top is where they let off the fireworks in the previous Por Tor Ceremony - great fun. As an aside I met Jamie up here on the last Ceremony...

There are always a plethora of motorbike taxis and buses and people - it is a wonderful place bustling with so many things. At one end of the road are two wonderful Chinese Shrines - Jui Tui  and Pud Jow (worth a visit). 

Then are a handful of Vegetarian Restaurants at this end of the road as well - don't forget that there is also the Thai Airways Office there as well - with the Sino Portugese building as well. Cheap beer is available opposite this office at Phuket Backpacker Hotel - also serving as a good meeting place.

So what will you see if you choose to visit the Market - soooo much to see, so I have divided this into sections.

Postings to be written and / or posted already

 1) Coconuts
 2) Curry pastes
 3) Galangal vs. Ginger
 4) Outside the market
 5) Flowers 
 6) Fruit
 7) Meat and Seafood
 8) the 'traditional market' opposite

There are many reasons to make a visit and if you need to wait for a bus you can always pop into coffee max on the roundabout.

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