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Bang Niang Market, Takua Pa

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Popular with locals and tourists alike, Bang Niang Market boasts an abundance of vendors selling everything from souvenirs and clothing to fresh produce and hot dishes. The atmosphere remains lively without being pushy or overbearing. Note that some stalls welcome bargaining, while others have fixed prices. Try the fried chicken and sugar cane juice, or head to one of the nearby bars and restaurants for refreshment. Taxis service the area, as does a local bus stop for the more adventurous. Make Bang Niang Market part of your personalized Takua Pa itinerary using our Takua Pa vacation route planner.
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  • Nice market to walk through during the afternoon / evening. Lots of local food, even more of cheap souvenir and clothing stuff.  more »
  • Interesting varied market to wander around. Some good juice stalls and great street food. Well worth a visit, about a 15 minute walk from la flora.  more »
  • Always again nice, after he was burned last year, he is again complete. He can keep up the prices on clothes and souvenirs but not with markets in Bangkok
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  • Nice market to go to for local food. There are lots of standard cafes and local stalls that are put up for the weekend market. Do try the Thai noodle soup here. You can also but green groceries like fresh fruits and vegetables along with fish and poultry from here. For shoppers there are many stalls selling home decor stuff, I picked up hangings made from coconut shells, pretty unique stuff.
  • Fun markets to walk around. Prices are very reasonable and in most cases you can bargain. The food is great, definitely try the banana roti. The currency exchange at the entrance appears to have very reasonable rates. Most shop keepers are really easy to talk to and don't hassle you much.
  • Fantastic place to visit and to get a little slice of Thai life. Must see for anyone visiting the area for the first time. Also would recommend a visit to the Tsunami Museum which is situated just across the road from the market. There is an entry fee but all profits go to charity.
  • Good markets, a bit cheaper than local stores on the main street. Don't forget to barter - start at least 50% to 60% below their price and you will get a good deal. Great bar at the end of the markets - can be very hot to walk around during the day, suggest you go at night. Have fun😊
  • Good market, open a few nights a week. Heaps of stalls but most selling the same stuff. Bargain like your life depends on it! Some if the food stalls are good (including the fried insects and bugs) Highly recommend the Mojito stand.

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Where to stay in Takua Pa

Takua Pa offers a few good options for overnight stays, though visitors tend not to do this unless absolutely necessary. You can rent air-conditioned, clean, no-frills rooms in the heart of town in midrange and economy lodgings. Do bring a phrasebook, as staff in a lot of places will speak minimal English. Head to the more heavily touristed environs of nearby Khao Lak for a wider range of choices to suit different needs.
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