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Fisherman’s Village Walking Street

Weekly Market Shopping in Bophut

Fisherman’s Village Walking Street brings the quiet, sleepy town of Bophut to life every Friday from 17:00 to 23:00. It sees the narrow Beach Road and adjoining streets crammed with market stalls and shoppers from across Koh Samui, with a diverse range of wares available at very low prices.

Many of the stalls sell much the same items as you will find in markets throughout Thailand, including 100-baht T-shirts, simple jewellery, handbags, sunglasses, beer cosies, souvenirs, watches of questionable mechanical soundness, branded clothes of dubious manufacture and electrical goods of suspicious provenance. As with all market shopping in Thailand, a certain amount of judgement and measured expectations is necessary when selecting your purchases.

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Bophut Beach Road is already a great place for shopping, with an impressive selection of small local and boutique shops. Many of these take part in the weekly Walking Street by simply extending their racks and shelves out onto the now carless streets. Quieter sections of the 860m road become much busier with food vendors, small cocktail bars, stalls and street performers, as do many of the side-roads.

Fisherman’s Village Walking Street differs in the unusually high number of unique (or at least quite rare) goods you can find. These include interesting handicrafts, herbs and spices, musical instruments, an impressive range of shoes, high quality local fabrics, one-of-a-kind jewellery and interesting fashion designs. You will also see fun street performances (including Muay Thai demonstrations, beatboxing and traditional Thai dances), particularly in front of the town’s old pier.

The range of food and drink stalls is particularly impressive, allowing you to enjoy famous Thai treats like pad Thai, banana pancakes, tempura seafood, a host of cakes and sweets and a colourful array of street food. Prices are very low, with fresh spring rolls at 20 baht, pad Thai at 50 baht and cocktails from 70 baht. Price tags across the market generally start low and can usually be haggled down a little if you’re friendly about it.

The Fisherman’s Village Walking Street is probably the most popular weekly market on Koh Samui and attracts a huge number of tourists and Thais. This can mean that the already quite narrow streets quickly become so packed that even maintaining a good walking speed is nearly impossible, so it is important to be patient and prepared. But this also creates a great atmosphere, making Bophut Beach Road the liveliest place to be on a Friday evening.

Fisherman’s Village Walking Street

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Bophut Beach Road, Bophut
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