Koh Samui - Fishermans Village Night Market
Finally, after a bit more than a week on Koh Samui I feel fully relaxed and its time to post again. On the weekend we´ve been on one of Thailands famous Night Markets. Its been years since I´ve been on one and I really missed it. The Night Market in the Fishermans Village in the north of the island is really one of the best ones I´ve been so far. In the past years I haven´t seen one many things have changed but most things are the same.
Its still all about food, cheap drinks and lots of crazy and curious stuff. First thing you see when you enter that market is a booth with cheap alcoholic drinks to get into the right mood for shopping. :)
100 Baht = 2,70 Euro for a cocktail is crazy cheap, luckily I´m not really into alcohol at the moment otherwise I would have had to order a Uber instead of driving scooter.
Overall prices in Thailand have risen like crazy but the night markets seem to be unaffected by that, everything is still super cheap here. Cocktails 100 Baht, Curry and Pad Thai for 50 Baht. You can easily leave that market drunk and fed up for less than 10 Euro which is absolutely insane :).
Most things that really haven´t changed during all these years are all the small snacks like grilled meats, fish, fried insects and all kinds of sweet unidentifiable treats. One of my favourites when it comes to sweet stuff is the very simple but yet perfect tasting Sticky Rice Mango. This one was with some crazy coloured rice but the taste was the same, sweet, coconut, sticky and a super delicious ripe mango on top. Doesn´t get any better.
Also funny were the strange looking avocados. I guess thats how they grow if they don´t come from huge farms.
Unfortunately we already had dinner that night as we did not know that we end up here, so the only thing we had was one of the Sticky Rice with Mango for 50 Baht which once again is really cheap. I could literally eat this every day.
The pork rips did look very promising as well and I think that we have to come back for them. Since this market is 3 times a week we still got plenty of opportunities to try all these delicious things.
One more thing that should never be missed is the fresh pressed tangarine juice, so sweet and so good and very affordable.
When it comes to the curious stuff thailand hasn´t changed much. You will still be able to buy, fake watches like Rolex and even Patek Philippe, you can easily buy any kind of weapon like knives, brass knuckles and even stun guns.
Don´t worry, you can still buy the well known carved soaps that are being sold on these markets since I first traveled to Thailand in 2009 and most likely way longer than that.
Besides that there is a bit of a influence of western markets, at least I have the feeling.
There is only one huge change in Thailand and this is the fact that Cannabis is now legal and everyone is allowed to buy it. Although it is discouraged to consume in public you can see and smell it everywhere. Anyway, I did not expect it to be available on a Night Market. The guy even rolled you a joint if you want to...under the critic views of his Dad! :)
And of course were there is Cannabis there are also all the products you need to consume it. Lots of stalls with all kind of equipment. You can already see and feel that this is going to be a booming industry here in Thailand in the coming years.
I definitely can recommend this Night Market as it really was one of the best I´ve seen. Everything is super clean here, affordable and the people were all very happy and friendly.
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I am amazed to know that cannabis is now legal in Thailand and it is in fact displayed in a night market.
I think this is a good place to chill with friends.
I was as well. Before they had very drastic punishments and now its legal. This market is a nice place to chill with friends.
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You're in Thailand!! Make sure you don't get mixed up with the wrong Hivers around the area!!
Yes, only a stopover on our way to Australia. Enjoying the beaches and the warm weather after a winter in Portugal.
What do you mean by wrong hivers?
I think there might be an unpopular hiver living in Koh Samui, want to make sure you don't mix with the wrong crowd 🙃
...and I think there is another one in Koh Phangan ;)
oh no...don´t tell me its that guy? Thought he is somewhere in the north of thailand
Well, I don´t know for sure but his profile bio says he is located in Koh Phagnan... He has been lately boasting about running some weed shop there. Just be careful :)
Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of, Koh somewhere
Well, if you remember, there was another one who had the name of the island (Koh Samui) right in his username so I thought you meant this one ;) WTP´s profile says he is located in Koh Phagnan...
can´t remember the other one right now but really hope I don´t see that guy on Phangan...I just read that he has a cannabis business now...fits him as it is a total rip off here...wayyy to expensive.
oh no really? No worries, I´ve got pretty good knowledge of human nature and I´m good in avoiding these kind of people.
😉 enjoy your holiday!!!
Very good in the market it provides a wide range of sales. And I think a lot of people are interested in shopping there.
Thats true, in Bangkok you can find everything on these markets
Would love one day to visit a night market like this… wonderful to see it through your eyes.
One can almost feel the atmosphere. 😉
Thanks for sharing and have fun 🤩 enjoy it all.
Happy new week 👋🏻😎
They are really cool. I just realised again how much OI love Thailand. Such a cool country. Thanks. Have a great week
That’s good you did realise that. Enjoy it all 👋🏻😊
You are welcome, happy weekend ☀️
What a cool looking market! So colourful and funny! Thanks for the article and photos!
Thank you. It truly is and everyone was happy and laughing. When the Thais smile you can´t be angry or in a bad mood.
Sieht ja lecker aus. Cool dass man da Cannabis einfach so kaufen kann
Dass es legal ist wusste ich schon aber einfach so auf dem Markt hat mich auch sehr überrascht.
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It all looks good especially the octopus and ribs... and it's cheap too. Too bad for you that you had already eaten, forced to go back 😀
Enjoy your day.
It all looks so good...except these strange sausages, I don´t like them. Will try the curry next time.
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Loved how you saved the best part for the last, ;)
haha well, its the best way to end a day right?!
Night markets are awesome. They give a real cultural feel, and it's great to know that the prices have remained stable there:)))
Thats true, especially the ones in Thailand. I mean the prices are made up anyway :) but its always fun the negotiate with the Thai people.
Haha! I need to improve my haggling skills 😆