The Maenam Walking Street offers a lovely and lively shopping experience in Koh Samui. It takes place on Thursday evenings, just a few minutes away from Mae Nam Beach on foot. Finding a place to park nearby can be rather tricky, so it’s a good idea to get there before 6 pm.

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Highlights of Maenam Walking Street

The walking street is only around 200 metres long, but it’s packed with interesting stalls, snack vendors and even mobile cocktail bars. As you stroll down the street, you’ll come across corn-on-the-cob and sweets vendors, as well as stalls selling denim, T-shirts, sunglasses, second-hand clothes, and handicrafts.

The mobile cocktail bars offer drinks from around 60 baht – a quarter of the price of those sold in nearby 5-star hotels. Towards the end of the market, you’ll come across a colourfully lit Chinese temple.

Take your time exploring the Maenam Walking Street – on some nights, you can enjoy live music from enterprising Thai teens. If you wish to take it all in over dinner, you’re never far from delicious food at this night market.

Maenam Walking Street

Location: Moo 1, Baan Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

Open: Thursday from 5 pm to 11 pm