Posted on: 25th February 2016
Chaweng is Ko Samui’s biggest beach and all of its four sections: North, South, East and Central and little Chaweng are all high on variety of night-life attractions though it is best offered in the Northern section. Laem Din Market is certainly not a tourist destination from any angle yet it is an ideal place for those who want to experience Thai culture at the root level. Experience this Ko Samui Chaweng’s local market with the luxury of a car rental, it would come handy because the Market continues after evening and lasts late night and in case one want to stay, at least the problem of finding a transfer will not be a botheration any more.
What to Expect At Laem Din Market?
If one decides to visit Laem Din Market it will be less likely that one will encounter another tourist; this presents the best opportunity to witness the true picture of Thailand’s day to day life which renowned attraction spots usually miss-out.
Laem Din’s day market begins at 4am and whole day long it remains packed with locals who visit for cheap and fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. Hence, Laem Din Market is an ordinary market which is extraordinary for those who value simplicity and want to see the unrefined reality.It is not a part of any tourist tour and hence is not on tourist radar; it remains packed with stalls to make shift restaurants that offer dishes starting from 30 Baht and so on.
If one wants to have dinner and is visiting after 6 pm, Laem Din’s night market starts around this time at the location just adjacent to the Day Market. It is most renowned for its southern-styled food- fried Chicken and curries are definitely one of the highlights. Night Market mostly consists of make shift shops and witnessing it would seem like entering a colorful place heady with various fragrances from foods and drinks. Shops saying ‘Save Water, Drink Cocktail’ and the likes wield much promise.
Day Market: 4 am to 6 pm
Night Market: 6 pm to 2 am