The Oasis Thalang – Walking Street in Old Phuket Town
The Oasis Thalang (formerly ChimJae Walking Street and Vanich Walking Street), is a new 150 metres long narrow passage that connects Thalang Road to Dibuk Road in the old Phuket Town.
This fun local market is covered and has air-con, making it a convenient place to explore when it gets a little too hot or when it starts raining in Phuket.
The Oasis Thalang passage is very discreet and easy to miss as it looks like a shophouse between other shophouses, especially on the Thalang Road. Once we realized people were coming in and out, we looked more closely. What we thought was a shop looked a little too deep to be just a regular store, but discovering such a long passage in a street we walked hundreds of times was so unexpected, it took us a while to get a closer look.
We started to walk through, having no idea what to expect and where this was going to take us. We were surprised at how interesting and fun this market was. You can find a lot of souvenirs, fun clothing, batiks, Thai silk, hats, accessories, jewellery. Of course, as you can expect in any Thai markets, you can enjoy a lot of local food to eat at one of the tables available in the middle area or order local tea and coffee to take away.
Open: 10 am – 8 pm