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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  • October 4, 2017
    If one is nearby you pass may look, but not worth a long trip. There are the usual souvenirs and on the right side a small food market.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Super nice market, great food (just don't put off and fail try)... Be little things without end, the market is very adapted to the tourism! At the rearmost point of the market on the left side, definitely try smoothies - from top to bottom through the map!
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  • September 30, 2017
    The market caters to the opportunity to obtain various souvenirs for the favorite at home. Please no typical local market expected. Many bags, T-Shirts, etc. are offered. You can try but also local dishes and buy spices. Action here is a must. The dealer hit ordinary tourists. We have received various products for less than the initially called the price and paid probably still too much. The market is worth to the stroll in any case. The quality of individual stuff is also really good. The salespeople are friendly. Looking for those of the souvenirs, the market is fully recommend.
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  • August 18, 2017
    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).
  • June 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • April 21, 2017
    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😊

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