Guide to Khlong Hae Floating Market in Hat Yai


Travel Guide and Tips to Khlong Hae Floating Market in Hat Yai


Around four kilometers from Hat Yai, on the weekends this canal is covered in permanently moored boats selling some of the finest goods the region has to offer. Vendors here sell everything from home- cooked food to tropical fruits and and other snacks, all for unbelievably reasonable prices. So we’re going to take a ride on this boat and see all there is to offer!
Klong Hae Floating Market

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Canal Tour at Khlong Hae Floating Market

Large boats take passengers out on the canal for around 20 baht a person. The market has no entrance fee, and most of the food ranges around 20 baht as well. The coconuts are opened right to order, and taste delicious – especially underneath the beating hot sun. The vendors use little baskets at the end of bamboo sticks to pass food and also receive money from their customers.

Buy local food at Khlong Hae Floating Market

The vendors package the food using bamboo tubes, coconut shells and banana leaves. Sometimes they use clay pots as well, instead of using plastic bags and foam boxes. It’s a nice touch that’s not only authentic but environmentally-friendly.

Buy clothes at Khlong Hae Floating Market

The stalls are also not just about food either – there’s also vendors selling shirts, bags and crystal. While you’re shopping, it’s likely the sun will start to go down over the canal the view is absolutely beautiful!

Opening Hours at Khlong Hae Floating Market

So when you come to Hat Yai, make sure you go to the Klong Hae Floating Market. You’ll leave with a full stomach and great memories. It’s open Friday to Sunday from 3 pm to 9 pm.

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