Kim Yong Market is not only the largest indoor market in Hat Yai but also one of the most famous Thai markets. It’s famous for selling products from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.
The prices are cheaper than buying from department stores. Even you can buy here everything from electrical appliances to shoes and perfume, most people come here for food, dehydrated fruits, nuts, snacks, and fresh fruits.
Fresh fruits are sold on the outskirts of Kim Yong market. There are both Thai and foreign fruits sold all year round, such as bananas, oranges, grapes, apples, pears, guava, and seasonal fruits like mangosteen, lychees, mangoes, cherries, strawberries, and persimmons. Dehydrated fruit is another thing that should not be missed.
Kim Yong Market is open for shopping from morning till night. For those who curious, we have bought four packs of cashew nuts, 4 packs of almonds, 1 pack of pumpkin seeds, a pack of chestnuts, a pack of almonds in chocolate as well as some local Malaysian and Indonesian snacks. It all was packed for us in a box that we successfully brought over as luggage to our flight to Bangkok.
Information About Kim Yong Market
Address: Kim Yong Market, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110
Lunch At Pranee Thai Cuisine
And since Kim Yong Market is a market without air-con, you may need some rest. Why not just have rest but also try local cuisines from the Hat Yai region? We thought it is a perfect opportunity to explore the original flavors and were recommended to grab lunch at the “Pranee Thai Cuisine” restaurant.
“Pranee Thai Cuisine” is a Thai restaurant with Southern food that retains its original flavor. We choose this place because here you can try local dishes that are difficult to find. The “Pranee Thai Cuisine” restaurant has a signature menu.
Information About Pranee Thai Cuisine
Address: 35-37 Soi 2 Supasarnrangsan Rd, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110
Hours: 11AM–9PM (closed on Tuesday)
Traditional dishes you have to try – Part I
- Stir-fried Malindjo Leaves With Fried Egg
- Stir-fried Stink Bean and Prawn
- Stir-Fried Water Spinach with Shrimp Paste
Traditional dishes you have to try – Part II
- Stir Fried Squid with Shrimp Paste
- Braised Pork in Soy Sauce
- Stir Fried Bitter Gourd with Egg