Klong Hae Floating Market

When we talk about floating market, the first thing that will came out of everyone’s mind is Thailand. There are countless amount of floating market across Thailand, most of it is within a few hours from the capital city, Bangkok.
However, further down south of Thailand, there’s also another one in the city of Hat Yai which is called Klong Hae/Khong Hae.
Located in the province of Songkhla, it is just less than 2 hour drive from the Malaysian border of Bukit Kayu Hitam.
This place have become popular among Malaysian who drive up to Hat yai during weekends.
When you reach the area, there’s plenty of stalls around selling apparels, souvenirs and also food along the way before you reach the main market area.
Once you reached the main market area, you’ll see about 50-60 boats docking by the river selling grilled & fried seafoods, noodles, snacks, fruits, drinks and many other kinds of food.

  

Almost all food sold here cost around 20baht (RM2 or less than 1USD). There are also a number of seating area for people to enjoy the food that they bought from the boats.
Apart from the main market, there’s also stalls on land that have designated seating areas for their customers.

Most of the food here are halal (but not all), so if you’re a Muslim, you still need to choose the food.

How to get there?
It is easy to get there once you are in the city center of Hat Yai. There are lots of taxis (tuk-tuk) around and you can just ask them to take you to the floating market.
It’s about 4-5km from the city center.

When to go?
Avoid going during rainy seasons. The place is open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3.00pm till 9.00pm.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Putri says:

    Hi,..i’m really interested to have a trip to hatyai after reading ur blog,..i have plan for 3 days 2 night,…can u give me further information what should i see more and discover??since this is my 1st time,..tq

    • danarif says:

      Hi.. among the places that u can visit are
      1) floating market
      2) city area (shopping)
      3) hat yai ice dome (snow house)

      all can be covered in 1 day

      For 3d 2n you can visit Songkhla area too (about 40 minutes from Hat Yai).. i heard people saying that the aquarium is good but never been there.

      Or u can go up to Trang (2 hours) to explore Khao Kop cave.. try google it 🙂

  2. Putri says:

    thx for replying,..how bout the cost to go floating market and all the Budha temples in hatyai??can u share the info,…i have read a lot of blogs,..but not really sure about the transportation 🙂 Thanks,…

    • danarif says:

      floating market is not too far from the city.. normally I drive there but some friends told me that tuk-tuk will take you to the floating market for around 300baht (or lesser, do nego with them)


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