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. Plan your Bang Niang Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Takua Pa using our Takua Pa trip itinerary builder app .
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  • The perfect place to shop. A lot of dealers, and a variety of stalls, nice atmosphere. Sponsor bargain
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  • Yes, the market is touristy and certainly höherpreisig versus. local markets. Not everyone is a Columbus and wishes inspiration far away from mass tourism. For us therefore no criticism. Prices are always negotiable. You can get the usual tourist souvenirs: medicine, creams, figures, spices, tea, jewellery, etc. culinary everything included and we have mastered twice visiting without gastro-intestinal problems. Worth it for a short stint.
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  • The bang Niang market is a typical Thai market/tourist market as it is found in every major town. Tourists can here from the typical and trendy souvenir (clothing, accessories, gadgets,...) about kitsch up to useful things (household goods, spices,...) all find and buy. Of course also the staple foods are offered on this market rice, meat & fish, fruit & vegetables. These staples are usually not on the shopping lists of tourists; they are mainly Thai customers who buy (see conclusion). Recommendation: A purchase of fresh fruit is always worthwhile. Market days market days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 until 22:00 each here. (State: 01.2018) A ROUNDTRIP ticket for people with a longer way are recommended taxi services. On the way back, taxis in the entrance area of the market can be found at any time. PRICES are then does not specify the goods, this usually, that must be negotiated. The buyer is sent and at the same time friendly during the price negotiation, 30-50% discount on an article are possible. Specify prices, then these are fixed prices; Price negotiations to start there will not lead to the desired success. All freshly prepared dishes in the many local food stalls (see conclusion) are still inexpensive - but much more expensive than in other typical Thai markets -. A visit is worth but still, just an own comparison between Hotel food and original Thai cuisine can make. You can see beautiful and extraordinary things that aren't available in any shop/tourist shop finds in some shops only at second glance. HIGHLIGHT one of the highlights on this market is located at the end of the three longest routes. There are freshly squeezed fruit juice/shake and other chilled refreshments at a very good price. A short break there, and it has enough strength for the way back. CONCLUSION it is when visiting Thailand somehow always who to visit such market/tourist market. Leave every visitor even whether and what is ultimately there purchased, that is. The] articulate or hectic gesturing by passing tourists is rather amusing in the area of the staple. Because: The dishes thereof prepared will be tomorrow or the day after tomorrow or even later on any table (hotels, resorts, restaurants, food stalls,...), any tourist will sit in front of it, will pay for it, and is ultimately "real food tasty".
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  • Traditional and authentic Thailand's market. You can taste every flavour and kind of food, from regular dishes to insects and worms. You can also buy some presents or souvenirs, keep in mind you will have to trade furiously the price, they will try to rip you off (the missing star). Hope you enjoyed it!
  • What a lively place with food, clothing, holiday gifts etc. This was the cheapest place I found selling mojitos although they were a little light on the alcohol but none the less tasty. 😁 Haggling is very important here as the price they tell you first is not the real price. You can find this stuff at these prices elsewhere but the market brings them all together in the same place which is much easier than hunting around for.
  • Your standard Thai street market with a good mix of food/drink stalls and clothing/accesories/souvenir vendors. Good for spending around an hour walking around and bargain hunting.
  • Nice mixed market (food, clothing, some electronics) with public toilet. Friendly Sellers aho are not pushing you to Buy someting. Worth to take your time during your visit.
  • Food and drinks are a lot of fun: cheap, delicious and served by friendly Thais. The souvenir market is a total rip-off, the traders are mostly migrant workers who want to make a quick buck and can become impolite if they don't like your offer. Another market about 1km further north along the road is for local Thais and better suited for shoppers (only Tue, Thu, Sun).

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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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