Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Phuket Floating Market (closed)


Phuket Flaoting Market was opened in May 2016 and it wasn't quite finished when we visited in August - so it may have been finished since then.



The market (I believe) is actually built in one of the lakes that the Tin Mining left Phuket when it was no longer used to mine the tin. So it was a good idea to use it.



However this means that it is not like the Floating Markets that you may have visit in Bangkok however. I think that the market is actually floating but tethered so there is very little feeling of it floating.



But the best thing about it was that there weren't many people there yet so it was simple to walk about and there were no crowds coming off buses (yet).



There really wasn't anything different that you could buy in the Weekend Market but it was certainly more comfortable. But in turn this made the prices higher.



I add here that there was a tip on foursquare that it was closing early and at 7pm 80% of the shops were closed...


Opening Time: 10:00 - 22:00