Lively and colourful
Published/Last edited or updated: 30th January, 2016
As the principal commercial centre for numerous outlying villages, Pua market is much larger and more bustling than you’d expect. Plenty of interesting products are on show and this is a photogenic spot as villagers and farmers hit town. The market was undergoing a complete re-build in late 2015 but should be finished by mid-2016. The surrounding streets are also lively and contain plenty of noodle, rice and coffee shops. The market is situated at the junction of Routes 1256 and 1081 on the southeast side and is open daily from early until late afternoon.
Every Wednesday there’s an additional market which sets up just south of town off Route 1081. Popular with locals, this is another interesting spot to explore and – as you’d expect – there’s plenty of tempting local snacks to graze on.
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.