Bophut Walking Street
A walk down a Thaifishermans’ village
In Koh Samui Bangkok Thailand the most popular thing next to floating markets are the walking streets. Each town has its own walking street. A walking street is made up of a large number of sellers selling anything from authentic Thai food to souvenirs. Most fisherman streets host walking streets on Fridays from round 5.30 PM.
Very much part of the culture in these villages, everyone gathers around the area to shop for little trinkets, to help themselves to the little treats on display and to mingle with acquaintances. There is so much to absorb as you move down these streets. The shopping is pretty much limited to carved coconuts, leather wallets, guitar strings and casual t-shirts. Nevertheless crowds pour in numbers to experience this mini festival like atmosphere. The food on display is mostly cooked at the street itself with bottled gas and steaming hot fires lit in every food stall. Apart from the shopping, these walking streets also have a performance area where the children from surrounding schools participate in evenings of dance and music mostly made of authentic Thai instruments.
The Bophut fisherman village is an amazing place to relax while absorbing the Thai way of life and the beautiful culture that still prevails in these parts of Thailand. Walking street of Bophut makes up for a lovely evening walk and an enjoyable one too, while you stop every now and then to admire the little trinkets to be sold , and trying out the snacks and drinks on display.
If you are looking out for a Samui resort that will let you enjoy the traditional atmosphere at your own pace and reside comfortably while in this fishing village, choose Anantara Bophut Koh Samui. A beautiful resort located on the tranquil far stretching beach of Bophut this Samui hotel offers an intimate stay at its elegantly decorated premise. The hotel features tropical gardens designed to complement the Fisherman’s Cove on the Bophut beach and authentic Thai architecture. Impeccable service standards and star class luxuries offered here at the hotel will greatly ad to the charm of your stay in this beautiful fishing village.