Klongdaen Floating Market
Khlong Daen Floating Market (ตลาดริมน้ำคลองแดน) is located in Tambon Khlong Dean. It is connected with Tambon Ram Kaeo, Amophoe Hua Sai, Nakhon Si Thammarat province. Khlong Daen is a natural boundary between the two provinces, in which three canals; namely, Khlong Ranot, Khlong Cha-uat, and Khlong Pak Phanang meet. It wass dubbed “Khlong Daen, Three Canal, Two Provinces”. Visitors will find old wooden row houses, wooden bridges used for walking around the market, shops selling community products, local foods that are hard to find, as well as, local art and cultural performances; such as, Manohra dance, shadow play and Thai musical performances with Thai and international misocal instruments. It also offers boat cruises to see the floating market and canalsside community lifestyle. The Market is oen every Saturday between 12.00-08.00 p.m.
In addition, the community around the Khlong Daen Floating Market features a community, Buddhism-based tourism, where visitors can stay at the 100-year-old homestay that boasts a collection of antique daily life utensils. Other homestays are also available for visitor to experience the simple lifestyle of this community. For more information, please contact Khun Kreangkrai Anantapong (Community Chairman) Te;. 08 9231 5281, Khun Apichat Mueangthong Tel. 08 6958 2776 and Khun Sayan Chonsakorn Tel. 08 1896 7352.
To get there: From Amphoe Ranot or Amphoe Mueang Songkhla, take Highway No. 408 (route to Nakhon Si Thammarat province.) At Km. 74, there is a market entrance sign on the left, so turn left for 3 Kilometres to the market. The distance from Amphoe Ranot is 23 Kilometres.