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Laem Din Market

Laem Din Market

Laem Din Market is an expansive fresh market known for its terrific selection of local food. Located in Chaweng, a visit to the market during the day will immerse you in an exciting environment.

It comes alive with colours, textures, aromas, and flavours that are uniquely Thai. This is where most restaurant staff come to source ingredients, but travellers are just as welcome too.

Laem Din Market, Fresh Food & Thai Stalls, Hours, Chaweng Koh Samui

If you’ve just taken a Thai cooking class, you might be inspired to whip up a dish or two before the end of your holiday in Koh Samui. Look no further than this market; it is complete with every single ingredient that you need. From sauces, soup mixes, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, and even a wet market selling meat, it’s one of the most complete markets on the island.

When it comes to choosing the best part about visiting the Laem Din Market, it’s a toss-up between two: the affordability of everything, and the sheer variety of goods available. Whether you’re a foodie or are just interested to learn about the complex flavours of Thai cuisine, a trip here is highly recommended. There may be some varieties of fruits and vegetables that you can’t find back home, so you’ll surely pick up more than just some groceries.

Come hungry; you won’t regret it. Several stalls at the market already sell cooked local cuisine, which you can eat in small makeshift tables and plastic utensils. It may be void of ambience, but here, the flavour is king. It’s no wonder the locals also come here to eat, and when that happens, you know you’ve found authentic Thai food.

The market is located near the Petch Bucha Thai Boxing Stadium, and near the entrance of Soi Reggae. It is open daily from 10am to 11pm.

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