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Hat Yai Floating Market

Hat Yai River, Hat Yai, Thailand
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Hat Yai
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is my mother's favourite place in Hat Yai, and we visited the floating market two years in a row :-). The food were cheap and delicious with so many varieties. The eating area is kept clean, and great for picnic. We tried food from almost every vendor, they were delicious!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This market was set up to attract more tourists to Hat Yai, but it has not really much to do with 'floating'. There are shops and foodstalls around an artificial lake, so it's nice to walk around and to eat there, but don't expect to go on a boat like the real floating market near Bangkok.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The so call floating market here is entirely different from the one in Bangkok. The Hatyai one are basically food sellers on a stationed sampan while the Bangkok one is lively and bustling with marketing activities with rowing sampans. it is a big contrast between the two floating markets. Most, if not all of the food sellers are muslims and... More

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Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Variety Thai local food for you to choose. Their price is great too. Unlike Hat Yai town, no tourist price :)

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Taizhou, China
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Goods are sold cheap in sampans, not really that appetizing food but somehow its a good stop over if within the area. Nice for view for the lenses.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A place where you can do some shopping, have some food and drinks. Nothing much to shout about. It is nice to go there... just for a one time experience.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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15 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food and drinks sold on the fake looking sampans moored at the constructed riverside jetty was so so. Coconut water was some diluted coconut flavoured drink, quality is on the lower side. Only plus ploint is the cheaper price for a touristy area.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very interesting place, very few western people. Love the authentic Thai atmosphere. I would certainly recommend visit this place. Felt very safe the whole time I was there

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Many choices food from bbq, soup or muslim food. Price is around 20~30 bath. For the drinks, dont throw the plastic glass because you can re-fill the beverage with just 10 bath. My advise is you should take a tuk tuk to here. Or you choose to walk, just more than 1 hour from Hat Yai central like I did... More

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Malaysia
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It only starts in the late afternoon I think, a few temple's across the river where u can go and do your prayers if that your thing. Some elephants there as well, where u can take pics or ride them for a small fee. As for the famous floating market gimmick, its just a whole row of sampans/boats that serves... More

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