Exploring Bazaan Fresh Market
The word ‘banzaan’ means fresh market in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect popular among many overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia. Many visitors will enjoy exploring Banzaan Market, a modern-looking Thai fresh market on Sai Kor Road. Basically, you can get anything that one would expect from a local market here but in a much more pleasant environmen and with reasonable prices.
Accommodations near Bazaan Fresh Market
Phuket is a place for relaxation, luxury and partying. However, there are areas tucked away that still represent the traditional Thailand. Huge resorts adorn the west coast of the island overlooking the beaches. There are many options available for tourists from beachside luxury and boutique hotels with their own pool, to hotels offering basic and moderate amenities. There are a few guesthouses and beach bungalows on the Island for a down-to-earth, chilled-out stay. Recommended accommodation include the Royal Prince Residence, The House Patong and Sabaidee Patong.
Sightseeing near Bazaan Fresh Market
This is the heart of Phuket's gay community. An estimated half of the businesses here are run by, or are catering to gay people. Many are small bars with a selection of young men who sit, talk and share drinks with their guests. As a party destination, this place is calm during the day and comes alive at night.
- Bangla Road
Bangla Road comes to life once the sun sets. The road is closed to vehicle traffic and becomes 400 metres of neon lights, loud music, cheap beer and sexy girls. Almost all of the bars are outdoors, so the music from each one blends into a deafening mess of sound! Beer bars occupy most of the street's length, with several go-go bars and a few pubs, restaurants, discos and shops rounding out the attractions.
Transportation near Bazaan Fresh Market
Taxis are widespread across the island and offer the most convenient means of getting around, but visitors also have the option of hiring their own car and exploring the coastline. Motorbikes are available for rent from guesthouses and from local rental agencies. Locals get around using large minibuses on fixed routes.