During our family holiday in Krabi, one of the things that we wanted to do was to explore the weekend market to sniff out some great bargains, enjoy the local fare and take in the sights and sounds.
After poring through the guides, we found out that the Krabi Town Walking Street operates from Friday to Sunday. The only thing was that it’s quite a distance away from our hotel in Ao Nang – but fret not! Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, we found out that we could either take a tuk tuk (a local motorised vehicle that serves as a taxi – only found in Thailand) down or hop on the “white tourist bust” that passes by the hotel every 15 mins or so.
We managed to catch one pretty quickly that day, which set us back at 80 baht (S$2.50) per person for a one-way trip. No fees charged for toddlers who sit on their parents’ lap 🙂
One of the first things we did upon reaching Krabi Town is to look for Vogue Department Store – so that we could escape from the heat from a while.
It was also lunchtime around that time, but we didn’t find anything nice at Vogue. So we continued walking around the vicinity, until we came across a cosy bed & breakfast that had a nice cafe on the ground floor which served home-cooked Thai food.
The mango sticky rice dessert served at this place was quite unique! There were some mung beans sprinkled at the top of the rice, which added a nice crunch to the dish.
After finishing up our meal, the walking street began to operate in full swing – so we made our way around the area to take a look at the stalls.
If you’re looking to shop in Krabi, this is the place to do it all as prices are relatively cheap, with some more room for bargaining.
After bagging some loot, which mainly consist of clothes, we moved on to look for some food to munch on and pack back to the hotel for dinner.
Was told that these were really yummy and taste very much like our ‘ang koo kueh’. Didn’t get to try this time round, as I was full from the snacks.
Before we left, the little girl got to do some shopping as well! Here, she’s choosing her favourite keychain design and the vendor will write her name on it for a personalised touch. 2 keychains for 39 baht (S$1.56).
This little girl was putting on a traditional Thai dance show in the middle of the busy night market.
After all the shopping and walking, we rode back to our hotel on a tuk tuk which costs 60 baht (S$2.40) per person – free for kids if sitting on their parents’ lap.
If you are in Krabi for a holiday, I’d say that the Krabi Town Walking Street is worth checking out – so do find out how to get there from your hotel. Just make sure to never let your kids out of your sight, and hold them close at all times.