Chillva Market Phuket is a cool, trendy night market with a somewhat bohemian vibe and an impressive selection of food and fashion stalls.
The stores in the upcycled containers are open every day, but the best time to visit is on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, when the flea market comes to town, setting up in tents and little hawker stalls to fill up this 6,400-square-metre marketplace. At the heart of the market is a small stage with a pond behind and amphitheatre in front, both of which host live performances when the market is in full swing.
Chillva Market Phuket is more popular among locals than tourists. Everything happening on stage is often completely incomprehensible to anyone not fluent in Thai. Many of the goods on sale are suitable for hip local teenagers.
Being quite small, taking a leisurely walk around Chillva Market Phuket won’t tire you out or take you half the night to explore. It’s best to visit after 6pm when the air is cooler and the market enjoys a much livelier atmosphere.