This particular market has changed locations in and around the Chaweng area twice in a span of one month as on January 2019. Ironically, this market has been the most visited one for us due to the down to earth local vibes, vast range of shops to explore and equally diverse servings of food, everything at very cheap prices. This is one night market where locals visit more often with friends and families which gives the place more of a local fair like environment. At this market, you will find almost everything in plenty and the cheapest of prices, from clothes, mobile accessories, household items, souvenirs and beauty products as well. You can also get a feel of the local Thai bands and artists as events happen every evening right at the edge of the market. The food is probably the cheapest you can find anywhere in Koh Samui, with a plate of Pad Thai available for a meager 10 Baht only. If you are looking for a vibrant and colourful evening with the quintessential Thai vibe, this is the place to go.
Where: At the time of publishing this article, the market had moved along the main road that connects Bophut and Chaweng.
When: Everyday of the week, 5 PM – 11 PM.
Pro tip: Get your hands on some cheap clothes as the prices are irresistible. Also, try out the different food from the vendors as they are some of the tastiest and cheapest on this island.
Maenam Night Market