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Visiting the Ao Nang Night Market in Krabi

Visiting the Ao Nang Night Market in Krabi

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Complete guide to the famous Ao Nang night market 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 as I couldn’t resist the Tom Yum and delicious chicken skewers.

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

The 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 market is open every day, Monday to Sunday from 4:00 pm 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 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.

Good to know: The food selection while priced for tourists, is not too expensive.

Crowds at ao nang night market
Undercover eating area

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 Night Market on Walking Street in Krabi Town.

Google Maps Location: Krabi Town Night Market

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.

Google Maps location: Ao Nang Landmark Night Market

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.

Map of ao nang night market in krabi
Map showing the location of Ao Nang Landmark Night Market
Ao nang landmark night market

What to Expect at the Ao Nang Night Market

You can expect to find many Thai street food stalls, International cuisine, clothes, and souvenir markets.

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.

Thai mango sticky rice stall in krabi
Eating area at ao nang market
Tom yum kung food stall, ao nang
The best Tom Yum store at the market.

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.

Thais ordering street food in ao nang
Bbq meat stall in thailand
Thai street vendor

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.

Seafood at ao nang night market
Meat skewers at ao nang night market
Crocodile meat for sale in thailand

International Food

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.

Pizza chef in thailand

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!

Ao nang night market, thailand

Tip: The outdoor seating near the main road has views of the Muay Thai ring that hosts small fights each night. So sitting close by is a great way to enjoy both the food and entertainment.

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.

Wooden elephants at ao nang markets
Market stalls, ao nang

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
Tom yum soup at ao nang night market
The most delicious Tom Yum I have ever eaten.

FAQ About Ao Nang Landmark Night Market

Can I find vegetarian or vegan food at the market?

Yes, several stalls are offering vegetarian and vegan options, including Thai dishes and international foods. You can always ask for meat not to be added to the meal and tofu is generally used as an alternative.

What kind of food can I expect at the market?

You'll find a wide range of Thai street food, from Tom Yum and chicken skewers to mango sticky rice, as well as international foods like sushi, pizza, and Indian dishes.

Is the food expensive at the Ao Nang Landmark Night Market?

While priced for tourists, the food is reasonably affordable, offering good value for the experience and variety. I recommend visiting this market due to its overall experience and atmosphere.

What are the opening hours of the Ao Nang Landmark Night Market?

The Ao Nang Landmark Night Market is open every day from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

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.

Speedboat tour krabi phi phi islands

1. Phi Phi Speedboat Tour

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.

Hong island krabi beach

2. Hong Island Day Trip

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.

Emerald pool krabi

3. Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon & Tiger Cave Temple

Visit the top mainland attractions from hot springs to amazing turquoise lagoons in the jungle.

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.

Rayavadee outdoor views of the bungalow accommodation and swimming pool, krabi

1. Rayavadee Luxury

Amazing 5-star luxury accommodation adjacent to the Krabi Marine National Park in Railay. Boasts immaculately designed rooms, 6 restaurants, an outdoor pool, & incredible balcony views.

Bedroom suite with large bed and lounge areas at the anana ecological resort krabi

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.

Chill-out area and downstairs workspace and cafe at the tan hostel, krabi

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.

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Did you find this quick guide to Ao Nang's famous night market useful?

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Plan Your Krabi Accommodation

Still in the planning stages of your trip? Perhaps you're booking on the fly. The below accommodation guides will help you plan where to stay in Thailand.

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