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.


  1. Your post piqued an interest in me to do a bit of research on markets.

    Going by its definition, markets serve as a place whereby producers can locate and assemble to sell to consumers. Maybe it started off as a place where people can easily meet. From the early agricultural markets, we now have other forms of marketplace such as eBay – serving similar purposes in a different realm.

    Here are a few links that could be interesting:

    Exotic markets

    10 Best flea markets around the world

    WildJunket’s travel sketches – capturing the poetic beauty of a place

  2. Selamat berpuasa & menyambut Ramadhan to you and the whole family Sir.