The Phuket Indy Market is a place locals – especially teenagers and young adults – come to enjoy themselves with an entertaining mix of vendors, live performances and more. It’s held on 3 nights of the week on Dibuk Road and is known in Thai as Laad Ploy Khong (‘a market to let go of your goods’).
The good thing about this lively market is that it’s small and clean.
The goods displayed at Phuket Indy Market include jeans, flip-flops, shoes and ladies’ bags made from water hyacinth. But some items are quite unique, such as customised handmade key rings.
It’s best to come here with an appetite as there are a lot of delicious and cheap snacks available. Beverages range from sugarcane and orange juice to old-style tea and coffee. If you are looking for a more sophisticated drink, try the cocktail booth featuring both alcohol and non-alcoholic cocktails for about 100 baht a drink.
The organizers have been using this stage to promote Thai traditional festivals, international events and the building up of public awareness for issues including World Aids Day and Safe Sex Awareness, so watch out for special events throughout the year.