Walking Streets In Koh Samui

09 february 2016

Walking streets are a welcome addition to the evening entertainment scene that has popped up in the last couple of years. Parts of the street are closed to vehicular traffic and instead lined with vendors selling crafts, art, food and chilled beverages. Entertainment is provided by local school children and cultural groups. Low key and charming, these kid-friendly events are a great way to spend an evening.

Koh Samui is divided into several small villages with each given one day per week to block its streets for a market to take place, usually starting at 5:00 p.m. Bophut Fisherman’s Village has theirs on Friday. Lamai has one every Sunday, Chaweng on Tuesday, Cheong Mon on Wednesday, Maenam on Thursday and. In these markets you will find multiple food stands, restaurants, bars, live concerts, souvenir shops and other activities.

Walking Street Tips

Here are a few tips we would like to give you during walking street:

  • If you intend on bringing back some souvenirs back home the walking streets are your best shot at some great deals and handmade one of a kind products.
     
  • Never buy an item without having first negotiated the price. Most of the time you can aim at 50% of the original asking price.
  • If you speak a few words of Thai now is the time to use them as they will get you better deals.
     
  • Food stands are great but don’t hesitate to check out the surrounding restaurants since they will usually have amazing offers on a walking street night.
     
  • Beware of pickpockets; unfortunately, walking streets are the perfect occasion for thieves to make a living. Make sure to only take with you what you really need. Leave your expensive belonging inside the safe at your villa.

Koh Samui walking streets — location and schedule.

Day/Time: Fridays, 17.00 - 22.00
Location: Fisherman Village, google map 
About: The most popular, great restaurants

Day/Time: Sundays, 17.00 - 22.00
Location: Lamai, google map
About: The largest, Thai boxing demonstrations

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 17.00 - 22.00
Location: Chaweng, google map
About: Great location

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 17.00 - 22.00
Location: Choeng Mon, google map
About: The smallest, ideal for families

Day/Time: Thursdays, 17.00 - 22.00
Location: Maenam, google map
About: Great restaurants and large selection of food stands

As the walking street events tend to get quite busy, call your IVL concierge to book drivers to pick your group up from your villa. Should you have any additional question regarding the different walking streets on the island, please do not hesitate to email our concierge department at concierge@ivlproperty.com