Monday, May 4, 2015

Klonghae Floating Market, Hat Yai, Thailand

When one's talk  about floating market, you will remember the famous floating market in Bangkok (along Menam Chao Phraya), Damnoen Saduak in outskirt of Bangkok, floating market in Lake Ton Le Sap in  Cambodia, and floating market in Cai Be Saigon and Mekong delta, It seems selling from the sampan or boat is traditionally age long practice in Indo-China.

What I am going to tell you, is about another recently created floating market in Hat Yai, Thailand where people flocked together on nice boats along river bank selling traditional Thai food and drinks to the visitors.

This place is called Klonghae Floating Market, Hat Yai, Thailand. It opens from 3.00pm to 9.00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. It is only a few kilometres from the Hat Yai city centre.

They sell many traditional food and drinks such as cooked rice, fried mee or noodle, steam corn cob, thai dessert, longan drink, coconut drink, ice cream,  Most food are Halal.

The buyers stand on the wooden  board walk nicely constructed by the authority. Beside the board walk there are a few sitting and eating areas for the patrons to eat and enjoy the food and scenery.

Above the river banks, there are many stalls selling souvenirs like t-shirt, embroidery, thai desserts, and other touristic sough after souvenirs.

Below are a few pictures.