Although traditional Thai floating markets (where farmers used to row their boats in to sell fresh produce at dawn) have become all but extinct, the Hat Yai Khlong Hae Floating Market is among the closest thing you'll find to those classic floating markets.
The market operates from Friday to Sunday and opens as early as 3 am and closes shop at 9 in the morning. Set in the quieter outskirts of Hat Yai, the market consists of some 50 wooden sampans that gather close together at a section of a not-too-wide canal.
Apart from all the local and southern Thai foods on sell in the market (besides a few clothes and souvenir shops), the thing that will perhaps impress you most about Khlong Hae market is its eco-friendly food containers.
The sellers use earthen pot, bamboo tube and coconut shells to serve food instead of using plastic or foam containers.Places nearby:
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