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Koh Samui Markets & Shopping

Markets & temples are just as popular in Koh Samui as its beaches.

There is an impressive array of both to explore to get your fill of delicious food, rich heritage, incredible culture, and excellent yet affordable shopping.

Best Koh Samui Shopping Malls, Night Markets, Food & Walking Streets


Fishermans Village is one of the most popular markets here. It doesn’t hurt that it also happens to be on a beautiful beach! Take a stroll to see the many historic wooden homes here; some of which were built back during in 19th and 20th century. The walking street area of Fishermans Village allows visitors to explore a traffic-free zone filled with eateries, entertainment choices, cafes, and shops.

Chaweng Walking Street is a famous outdoor market in Koh Samui. It’s truly an experience for the senses, as you will encounter an array of textures, aromas, and colours here. Chaweng Walking Street is great for shopping for beachwear, bags, sarongs, and stunning carvings for your home. Don’t forget to bargain; this is expected while here.

A visit to the local markets wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Central Festival Samui. A heaven for shopaholics, you’ll find over 200 retail outlets spread out across its 90,000 square feet of shops.

If you have the time, check out the other well-loved markets in Samui including the Lamai Market, Hua Thanon Wet Market, Laem Din Market, Lamai Night Plaza, Lamai Sunday Night Market, and the Maenam Morning Market.

When it comes to temples, visitors will find numerous old Chinese and Buddhist shrines throughout the island. The Big Buddha Temple is the most famous of these; the majestic 12-meter high statue was erected in 1972 and is a popular touristic draw today.

Other popular markets & temples include the Hainan Temple, Laem Sor Pagoda, and Khao Hua Jook Chedi.



Fishermans Village

Fishermans Village

Bophut, Koh Samui

Even though the most visited tourist attractions in Koh Samui are located in Chaweng and Lamai, visitors shouldn’t miss the beautiful and quaint Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. The village is now more popular...

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Central Festival Samui

Central Festival Samui

Chaweng, Koh Samui

Central Festival Samui is a shopaholic’s paradise. With around 90,000 square meters of retail outlets spread over three floors, you may need a full day or more to explore all the goods it has to offer. Located in...

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Chaweng Walking Street

Chaweng Walking Street

Chaweng, Koh samui

Chaweng Walking Street is a unique outdoor market in Koh Samui. It’s fascinating in the sense that it’s an explosion of colours, aromas, textures, and sights all in one place. You can even walk around and...

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Lamai Market

Lamai Market

Lamai, Koh Samui

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...

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Hua Thanon Wet Market

Hua Thanon Wet Market

Hua Thanon, Koh Samui

For the curious traveller, traversing Koh Samui’s streets will lead to one of the island’s most popular attractions, the Hua Thanon Wet Market. To the average onlooker, the market may look like a rundown...

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Laem Din Market

Laem Din Market

Chaweng, Koh Samui

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...

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Lamai Night Plaza

Lamai Night Plaza

Lamai, Koh Samui

The Lamai Night Plaza is a shopaholic’s paradise. There is so much to see, discover, and shop for here. Each day from 5pm onwards, the plaza comes alive in a sea of colours, textures, sounds, and sights. Whatever...

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Lamai Sunday Night Market

Lamai Sunday Night Market

Lamai, Koh Samui

The Lamai Sunday Night Market is a must-visit for shopaholics and foodies visiting Koh Samui. There are countless stalls with dozens of vendors selling a wide variety of food and other wares. If you find yourself in...

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Maenam Morning Market

Maenam Morning Market

Maenam, Koh Samui

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...

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Maenam Walking Street

Maenam Walking Street

Maenam, Koh Samui

Maenam Walking Street is such a vibrant shopping destination in Koh Samui. Filled with many lovely finds and a host of characters, this area is a must-visit for anyone travelling to the island. Even though it’s...

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Magic Alambic Rum Distillery

Magic Alambic Rum Distillery

Na Muang, Koh Samui

The Magic Alambic Rum Distillery is a must-visit for travellers going to Samui. This place makes its very own home-grown rum, and here you can enjoy delicious cocktails and much more. The distillery provides a fun and...

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Nathon Night Food Market

Nathon Night Food Market

Nathon, Koh Samui

The Nathon Market is an exciting shopping destination in Koh Samui. Located on the island’s capital, this market is where locals and travellers alike can come and shop for fresh foods at affordable prices. Nathon...

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The Wharf Samui

The Wharf Samui

Bophut, Koh Samui

The Wharf Samui is a massive shopping mall complex in Bophut; spanning an area of over 5,000 square meters full of vendors. The design of the entire mall has been well thought out, combining Western and Eastern...

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Thong Sala Walking Street

Walking Street Koh Phangan

Thong Sala, Koh Phangan

Walking Street Koh Phangan is a famous market on Taladkao road in Thong Sala. The bustling market is frequented by both locals and tourists who come each Saturday afternoon at 4pm onwards to shop for excellent bargains...

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