During the day, when you can feel each ray of the sun beating down on your shoulders and reflecting off the black pavement beneath your sandaled feet, Phuket is just way too hot to do much of anything, lest you go sunbathe by the pool or hang out under and umbrella on the beach. Even that is almost too hot to do.
But at night, when the sun goes down and the temperature along with it, street vendors, hawkers, bars, restaurants, and stores light up. Phuket comes alive at night.
Last year on our New Year’s trip to Phuket, I enjoyed a mean fried chicken from the local night market– one of the best fried chickens I’ve ever had. This year I strolled through the market again.…
And not too surprisingly, I saw many of the same vendors as I did last time.
And though was verrrry tempted, because it was close to bedtime, I managed to get out of there empty handed (and empty bellied).