travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

Khlong Hae Floating Market, Wat Klong Hae And Shwedagon Pagoda…

The Kota Bharu Road Trip Day 1 – Ko Yao Noi to Songkhla

Well, I guess it’s Day 1, Part 2. Part 1 is HERE. And if you’re wondering, Google Maps spells Khlong Hae market with the “h” in Khlong and Wat Klong Hae without. Go figure.

After my first visit to the Masjid Central, I backtracked a little to the Khlong Hae floating market. It’s very well organized and very colorful. Not at all what I expected. Clearly it’s there for tourists, and there were plenty, but mostly Thai. Not only at the floating market, but also an adjoining street market, making parking difficult.

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

I wandered around, enjoying the river views…

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

…before I spotted this…

travel, thailand, songkhla, khlong hae floating market

…on the opposite side. So, I headed over the bridge, walked through the nothing-special Wat Klong Hae, to the still-under-construction chedi.

travel, thailand, songkhla, shwedagon pagoda

travel, thailand, songkhla, shwedagon pagoda

travel, thailand, songkhla, shwedagon pagoda

Nice, but I wonder why they decided to give it the same name as the famous and infinitely more imposing Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon?

wwiAnd I guess that rounded out Day 1.

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