Indy Market in Phuket Town
You enter at the enrance gate above where I always see youngsters snapping photos of each other with their iPhones and no doubt uploading direct to Facebook! This is a very different little market to the larger Weekend Market (which is open Saturdays and Sundays). It's almost all teenagers, the odd family here and there and I have never seen too many tourists. I mean, it's not a huge attraction, but certainly worth a look if you are around Phuket Town on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. We combined our last visit with a walk on Thalang road and a meal in a small restaurant nearby. You may also be able to pick up some reasonably priced and original Phuket souvenirs or artwork. But mostly it's clothes, shoes and local teens trying to look cool :)
(above) Girls get their nails painted at the Indy Market.
You can walk around the whole thing in 15 minutes, longer if you are interested in shoes and clothes - and it's mostly girls stuff. There might be some live music going on, normally just local kids who want to take the stage. And there are quite a few snack and drink stalls. One popular stall does some very tasty deep fried pork which is served with sticky rice. And our kids like these crepes (see below) onto which can be added a variety of sauces and toppings. Since the market is mostly for teens, most of the drinks for sale are non-alcoholic, though I did see one stall selling cocktails. Anyway, we just got some orange juice.
Oh, and this is a No Smoking market. Good!
Update 2015 - the Indy Market is a little smaller now, as a new mall opened on the same street. The area is called Limelight Avenue. The new mall has a food court and lots of small fashion shops and cafes. And also a branch of Tops supermarket. And a pub called Pint Factory. And it's airconditioned, which is a nice thing if you are walking around the old town and need to cool off!
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