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Lamai Market

Lamai Market

The Lamai Market is the ultimate destination for all your food needs in Koh Samui. You will be overwhelmed by the sheer variety, colours, and fresh flavours here.

This market specialises in offering fresh local ingredients, and it also has a small area selling wet market goods such as meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruit, and spices.

Lamai Market, Local Fresh Food, Fruit & Meat Stalls, Day Opening Hours

As you enter the market, you’ll see several vendors offering delicious, aromatic Thai street food. There’s an abundance of curries and noodle soups too; all of them are incredibly cheap. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are also widely available. However, there are no seats here; the food is best enjoyed when you purchase them as takeaway to be consumed at your hotel later on.

But the real draw here is the fresh food market. There are around four aisles, all selling fresh produce at excellent prices. The Lamai Market is a must-visit if you are staying at a self-catering accommodation where you can experiment and cook; perhaps recreate the recipes you learned at a cooking class.

The market is abuzz with exciting activity, sights, smells, and sounds all day long. For foodies, those who love cooking, or anyone who simply wants to learn more about authentic Thai food, a visit to this market is a must! With all the textures and sights you’ll encounter throughout, there are also numerous photo opportunities, so take a camera along.

Just a word of caution when visiting the market: don’t drink the tap water. It’s best that you bring a bottle of water everywhere you go, including the fresh market, and refill it as the island has several refilling stations throughout.

The Lamai market is located just behind the PTT petrol station off Route 4169. The opening hours are from 6am to 8pm. Make sure to bring cash since this market doesn’t accept credit cards.

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