Located in southern Thailand near the Malaysian border, Hat Yai is the prime travel, shopping and commercial hub for Thais. It is not as famous or pretty as Bangkok but the city has its own charm. It is a popular tourist spot for Malaysians and Singaporeans and very few western people. Movement around the town is easy and cheap by both motorcycles and cabs. There are also Airbnb vacation rentals and hotels available for those wondering where to stay in Hat Yai.
If you want to experience Thai food and local life, Hat Yai is the place to go. During the day, old men sit on rickety chairs as they watch the day pass and come evening, pubs and clubs come to life. Night markets are also a popular way to explore Thailand in the evening. Listed below are some of the best night markets for you to check out during your trip to Hat Yai, Thailand.
1. Asean Night Bazaar
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Asean Night Bazaar is a reasonably priced night market with a myriad of souvenirs that locals and tourists fancy. This is one of Hat Yai’s busiest night markets that provides ample parking space. It features two-floor markets; level one for shopping for items like clothes, shoes, and watches, and level two for food. You can spend time trying out the different cuisines on level two. Most stalls here sell Muslim food and they are reasonably priced.
Asean Night Bazaar
Address: 44, 46 Chotwittayakul 5 Rd., Hat Yai 90110, Thailand
Website: Asean Night Bazaar
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)
2. Greenway Night Market
A visit to Hat Yai would be incomplete without a stop at the Greenway Night Market. One of the best eats in Hat Yai, this site is great for both hanging out and hunting for tasteful local street foods like mango sticky rice, grilled pork, and Thai iced tea. Several items like fashion clothes, accessories, perfumes, handicrafts, antiques and cosmetics are also sold here. Everything at Greenway Night Market is fairly priced and there is always something here to satisfy your needs.
Greenway Night Market
Address: 1406/3 Kanjanavanich Rd., Hat Yai 90110, Thailand
Website: Greenway Night Market
Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (daily)
3. Khlong Hae Floating Market
While this night market is situated 20 minutes from Hat Yai town, it is more advisable to head there by private means. There is a large parking space. It is called a floating market because the shops and food stalls are boats on the riverbank. It is an ideal spot for travelers looking for souvenirs, traditional Thai items and Halal food. Their food is tasty and fresh and the prices are affordable. During rainy seasons, the water levels are high and so the floating boats won’t be available. However, there are stalls upstairs with great food, designer clothes and much more!
Khlong Hae Floating Market
Address: Hat Yai, Thailand 90110
Website: Khlong Hae Floating Market
Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 3pm - 8pm (closed from Mon - Thu)
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4. Cenfest Night Market
Yet another trendy night market in Hat Yai is the Cenfest Night Market. Bearing a unique charm and trendy atmosphere, the market carries a great selection of local and international food. This market is especially distinctive with the use of well-arranged stalls as shops. The market is clean and the food is absolutely great, especially the street food. Clothes, handicrafts and other items are also available. During the weekend, the night market is busy as most tourists and locals flow in.
Cenfest Night Market
Address: Central Festival Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai 90110
Website: Cenfest Night Market
Opening hours: 2pm - 9pm (daily)
5. Lee Garden Night Market
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Looking for some fun things to do at night in Hat Yai? Visit Lee Garden Night Market, where it is less humid and the shops are better organized and the prices are reasonable. Get spoilt for choice of food on your trip to Hat Yai by visiting Lee Garden Market. It features a myriad of foods in every aisle. To get the best, make sure you go round the market before making your pick and do not forget to confirm the prices. You’ll also find lots of merchandise in this market including clothing, souvenirs, handicrafts etc.
Lee Garden Night Market
Address: Chotevittayakul 5 Rd Hat Yai, Thailand 90110
Website: Lee Garden Night Market
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
Hat Yai night markets
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Hat Yai, join the locals and visitors by shopping in any of their night markets. The listed night markets offer a unique experience from the ones you might be used to in malls. If you’ve never visited a night market, try any of the night markets on our list for a memorable experience!
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