Complete guide to the famous Ao Nang night markets in Krabi, Thailand. Find out how to get here and which Thai street food stalls to visit!
The famous Ao Nang Night Market is one of the best places to visit in the evening at Ao Nang Beach. Whether you’re looking for the best Thai street food stalls, or just a place to grab a drink and listen to live music, the night markets are where it’s at!
During my stay in Ao Nang, I visited the night markets several times and it’s one of my favorite places to eat in the area. In this guide, I’ll give you a rundown of how to get here, what to expect, and some tips on choosing the best stalls!
- About the Ao Nang Landmark Night Market
- Book a Krabi Night Street Food Tour
- Where is the Night Market in Ao Nang?
- What to Expect at the Ao Nang Night Market
- Where to Stay in Krabi
- Are There More Night Markets in Ao Nang?
- After the Markets: More Things to Do in Krabi
- More Krabi & Thailand Travel Guides
About the Ao Nang Landmark Night Market
The official and largest night market in Ao Nang is called the Ao Nang Landmark Night Market, or "Nightlife Street". It's part of the Ao Nang Landmark project, situated across the road from the ocean at Noppharat Thara Beach.
The markets are open every day, Monday to Sunday from 4:00 to 11:00 pm.
As far as night markets in Thailand go, it's by no means the biggest. It's smaller than the famous Krabi market. However, there are plenty of food stalls to choose from, with a bar and nightly live performances by international and local Thai musicians! The food selection while priced for tourists, is not too expensive.
The main food stall area is also undercover, which means it's a great place to go to eat when it's raining. While it is busy, there is a downstairs and an upstairs seating area where you can eat and enjoy the scene.
Book a Krabi Night Street Food Tour
If you want to visit the best markets in Krabi, you'll want to check out the Krabi Town Night Market on Walking Street, Krabi Town. For those staying in Ao Nang, the most convenient way to get here is to book the popular Krabi Street Food Tour, which includes group pickup from the hotels in Ao Nang Beach.
Where is the Night Market in Ao Nang?
The Ao Nang Landmark Night Market is situated on Noppharat Thara Beach, directly adjacent to the large KFC. It's very easy to walk here from Ao Nang Beach, taking around 15-20 minutes, or less than 5 minutes on a motorbike or scooter.
Arriving at the markets you'll immediately know you're at the right place as you'll see all the people sitting down eating outside.
Below is a map showing the location of the market to help you find it.
What to Expect at the Ao Nang Night Market
Wondering what to expect at the night markets of Ao Nang? Below are insights from my visits with photos and tips for the best places to eat!
Travel tip: there is free parking available on the road opposite the markets. However, as it can get busy during the evenings, you'll find more motorbike parking near KFC or the 7-Eleven, as well as an official parking area behind the markets.
Thai Street Food Stalls
The best area for food stalls is the western end. This is the main, covered area with many street food stalls. You'll find a mix of restaurant-style vendors serving everything from BBQ meats to spicy curries, as well as typical Thai street food such as Som Tam Thai (papaya salad), Mango sticky rice, and Thai pancakes.
If you're up for a great Tom Yum, I highly recommend the small stall just opposite the sushi vendor. There are also great chicken satay skewer vendors just a few stalls down. You can also grab a delicious Thai milk tea from the Thai pancake stall directly opposite.
While I didn't try it, I've been told that you can also get the best grilled fish at these night markets. There's also plenty of fresh seafood available, and even somebody selling exotic meats like crocodile– if that's your thing.
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Along with the popular Thai food options, you'll find plenty of international vendors as well. The most popular include the Indian restaurant at the entrance, the sushi stall, the pizza spot, and the delicious Japanese okonomiyaki stall.
The price of the international food at the street market is similar to what you'd pay at the restaurants in town. Some things are quite expensive, and can even be similar to what you pay in your home country. However, it's all about exploring and finding those hidden gems!
More Market Shopping
While my trips to the Ao Nang Night Market were for the food, travelers will also find a wide range of typical tourist stalls on the outside of the main food area. These vendors sell everything from Thai hippy pants to hand-carved trinkets and beautiful paintings.
Where to Stay in Krabi
The best places to stay in Krabi to explore the beautiful islands, hikes, and white-sand beaches include Ao Nang Beach, Krabi Town, Ton Sai, and Railay Beach.
Below are the three top accommodation picks for all budgets.
1. Rayavadee Luxury
Amazing 5-star luxury accommodation adjacent Krabi Marine National Park in Railay. Boasts immaculately designed rooms, 6 restaurants, an outdoor pool, & incredible balcony views.
2. Anana Ecological Resort Mid-Range
An eco-friendly resort offering a large outdoor swimming pool, beautifully designed rooms & amazing garden with onsite cooking classes. The best part is the excellent price.
3. TAN Hostel Budget
The best backpacker hostel in Krabi just 700 m from Ao Nang Beach & near many restaurants, shops, & bars. Has a great vibe with a neat and tidy co-work area & an excellent onsite cafe.
Are There More Night Markets in Ao Nang?
The largest and best night market at Ao Nang Beach is the "Ao Nang Landmark Night Market" on Noppharat Thara Beach. However, there are some other smaller markets in town as well, including:
- Ao Nang Mosque Market - a small food stall market opposite the Masjid Al-Munawarah Mosque
- Night Market Place - another small market with food stalls and vendors selling tourist products on the corner between the 7-Eleven and Blackbox bar on the main road north of Ao Nang Beach.
- Ao Nang Night Plaza - a small food market with around 10 stalls located on the main strip in Ao Nang, across the road from Family Tattoo
After the Markets: More Things to Do in Krabi
Looking for more things to do from Ao Nang? Below are the three best tours you can book in Krabi. Between them, you will cover all the unmissable islands, beaches, and inland attractions.
Spend less time in transit & more time snorkeling among coral gardens and lazing on white sand beaches at the incredible Phi Phi Islands. Visits Maya Bay, Lohsamah, and Monkey Bay.
An epic 7-hour tour to the turquoise sea and white sand beaches of Koh Hong. Relax in the warm Thai sunshine, swim and snorkel in clear blue water & go kayaking.
3. Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon & Tiger Cave Temple
Visit the top mainland attractions from hot springs to amazing turquoise lagoons in the jungle.
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