Cicada Market
Cicada Market
4.5
Art GalleriesFlea & Street Markets
Friday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Augie March
    Sydney, Australia269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Little Market
    This small market is an ideal place to choose a meal in the open-air warm Thai evenings. There is a wide range of foods available and there are tables at which to sit and enjoy. Prices are little above normal Thai markets, but the quality is excellent, and the stall holders are welcoming and helpful. Beer, wine and spirits are available. You buy coupons and use them at any stall.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • JenK105
    Dublin, Ireland284 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed our few hours here
    A lovely market, felt quite up market for the tourists and price’s seemed to match this. Didn’t quite understand the need for the coupons as any stall we were at took cash. The music was lovely and a large variety of food stalls.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Ian M
    Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
    We were in La Habana next door for 4 days .. this was an easy choice .. First night we came as a couple .. explored the arts and crafts ... and ate some excellent street food.. BE CAREFUL .. the Thai concept of a little bit spicy 'Nik Noi' is different to everyone else.. Best ask for it on the side and use it as a dip. There's a kiddies theatre at one end .. Adults open air Jazz Bar at the other with live bands . .. Beers BHT 100, Cocktails BHT 200 Area for dancing and kids to play ... I came back alone to chill on our last night 💯
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Babita Baruah
    Mumbai, India84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Cicada evening
    Our experience in Cicada was wonderful. It did rain quote a bit but we sat under the shaded area and ate some good Thai food. Then the rain stopped and we walked around. There was a local band playing foot tapping numbers. A magician performed for kids. Small stalls sold local craft. All in all a great experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Lynn W
    Barry, United Kingdom18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Little Market (off Season)
    The setting and location are within easy reach of downtown Hua Hin, standard selection of Tat and tourist items, some fake bags and watches around the centre of the market. Food as always excellent selection of traditional and western food, we can recommend the lobster and seafood omelette, opens about 6pm and goes on (weather dependent ) till around midnight. Be cautious!! don't carry much money, if you need mor there are ATM everywhere. Main thing is to haggle, haggle and then haggle. People are well mannered and polite. give it a go!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Steven
    Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia232 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local art and craft market in Hua Hin.
    Probably our favourite market in Hua Hin. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Nice and spacious with plenty of spots to have a seat and take in the vibe. A bit more "upmarket" than the Hua Hin night market in town, and has more of a focus on stalls selling arts and crafts (paintings from local artists, jewellery, handicrafts, that sort of thing). There's also food stalls selling international fare; Thai, Korean BBQ, western etc as well as cold drinks. Very casual and relaxed. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Anand D Nanavati
    Vadodara, India392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market adjacent to Tamarind Market.
    Its a night market near hua hin but in a designated area near the tamarind market. There is live music also in the evenings. For food many people visit the tamarind market which is nearby.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Nick H
    Bath, United Kingdom121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot to spend an evening.
    Always a firm favourite place to spend an evening. Plenty of craft type stalls and huge selection of food. You need to buy coupons to purchase the food but any unused coupons can be returned for cash refund so not an issue. Open Fri/Sat and Sun.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 December 2023
  • Gartclash Girl
    Glasgow, United Kingdom567 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place for food and souvenirs
    Lovely place for a visit and stroll round. Lots of arty stalls and cute souvenirs. Great food options and tables are cleared and cleaned regularly. Had a great time here buying souvenirs and having dinner and cocktails. No cash at most of the food stalls instead you pay with vouchers that you buy at the kiosks, you change any leftover vouchers back for cash.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Shayne3067
    Melbourne, Australia162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit night market.
    Great night market, heaps of bargains, prices are a lot cheaper than Bangkok. I bought Ralph Lauren polo shirts at Bangkok market 2 for 1100 baht, cicada night market 2 for 600 baht. Plenty of stalls to choose from for bargains. Great food court with fresh cooked food.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
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kbharti101
Mumbai, India40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Good entertainment. Not that great for shopping. Must go for the vibe. 3 live bands playing in Cicada. We enjoyed the main live band and performance. Food here was just ok.
Cicada Market is right next to Tamarind market which has many options for great food. So overall a good area to go and chill.
Written 23 April 2024
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Nick H
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
For a town with so many markets, this one disappoints. Very westernised, bland, overpriced. Bus loads of tourists. You need to buy vouchers to use for food and drink purchases. Try any other market. Chatsali much better
Written 7 April 2024
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Clare C
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is next to our hotel so was a must to visit. Some great local stalls and live music. We have visited a few markets on our travels here so far. This one was my favourite. Lots of great and cheap food outlets. We will be returning
Written 6 April 2024
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Clevelang
Cleveland, Australia57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous little arts, crafts, food, and music night market. A lot less of the super cheap junk you can be overwhelmed with in a lot of night markets in Thailand. Some cool recycled as well as original creations from local artists and crafts people.
Not the largest market so don't go expecting Chatuchak by the sea. Do go if you want a lovely laid back atmosphere.
Written 30 March 2024
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Shayne3067
Melbourne, Australia162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great night market, heaps of bargains, prices are a lot cheaper than Bangkok.
I bought Ralph Lauren polo shirts at Bangkok market 2 for 1100 baht, cicada night market 2 for 600 baht.
Plenty of stalls to choose from for bargains.
Great food court with fresh cooked food.
Written 25 March 2024
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Giorgia D
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Cicada market is perfect to have dinner.
It’s a street food where you can find a wide choice of traditional thai food (pad thai, meat skewers…).
You can also find also an exhibition of local handicraft products.
Written 5 March 2024
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Ade-the-great
Ipswich, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A great mix of live acts, fresh food stalls and craft market. An evening here is a must if visiting Hia Hin
Opens around 5pm
2 stage areas with different acts, music and comedy ( when we visited)
Written 3 February 2024
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Gartclash Girl
Glasgow, UK567 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely place for a visit and stroll round. Lots of arty stalls and cute souvenirs. Great food options and tables are cleared and cleaned regularly. Had a great time here buying souvenirs and having dinner and cocktails. No cash at most of the food stalls instead you pay with vouchers that you buy at the kiosks, you change any leftover vouchers back for cash.
Written 21 January 2024
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bl0ndie72
Ko Samui, Thailand3,374 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Bigger than Tamarind market next door, but not as good in my opinion. Food options weren’t as good, there were more arts & crafts to buy however. Seemed more geared towards families with children. There was live music & entertainment for the kids. You can’t buy anything with cash - you have to buy coupons before you can purchase food & drink.
Nice enough, worth a visit if you are nearby but I preferred Tamarind market.
Open from 4-11pm fri, sat & Sunday.
Written 20 January 2024
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rockie03
Bristol, UK813 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The place in nice , packed , when travelling solo this place isn’t good as people nick your table , remember the tickets you buy u can’t use them another night , I didn’t see the small sign , I when back 2 nights later was told no , but u can refund them on the night u buy them remember this , the stalls are all quite high in price , the food is good price besides the pizza , it’s because the venue charge all the sellers 37% fees for being there , but u get china plates and cutlery and people cleaning up the tables and live music so the costs have to come from somewhere, good atmosphere
Written 1 January 2024
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