The Maenam morning market is the best place to shop for fresh produce at low prices.
Travellers on a budget will appreciate the low prices here; it’s an excellent place to shop for food that you can cook yourself instead of spending too much eating out all the time.
Maenam Morning Market, Opening Hours, Stalls & Address, Koh Samui
The market opens from 4am until 10am every day. If you want to ensure you get the best items and availability, it’s highly recommended to come as early as you can. The sheer variety of food available here means that you can whip up just about anything in your self-catered accommodation. Whether you want to recreate a local dish you learned how to make in a Thai cooking class, or you’re craving for some of your favourites from back home, the market will have everything that you need.
Even though the vendors already sell the food here at a low price, you can also haggle for a slightly lower cost if you buy several kinds of food from the same stall. They won’t slash the prices as much as when you haggle for dry goods, but it’s worth a try anyway.
Aside from food shopping, the Maenam morning market is also an exciting destination for the colours and textures here. It’s no wonder that it’s a photographer’s delight; bring a camera along, and you’ll be surprised with all the beautiful images you can snap up at the market.