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Hat Yai

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Hat Yai
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How to Reach

By plane

Hat Yai International Airport

Taxi rides to Hat Yai city can be found at the airport entrance for which the drivers will ask around 250 baht,you also can use the airport limo service which costs 300 baht. A minivan service into the city costs 80 baht. A blue colored songthaew runs into town for 30 baht and can be found at the far end of the parking lot. From Phet Kasem road, there is a Highway No. 4135 linking to the airport. Car rental is available on arrival from Avis.

By train

Hat Yai is on the southern line connecting Bangkok to Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
  To/from Bangkok: Five trains daily to and from Bangkok. Express trains depart at 16:16, 17:34 and 18:05 while the slower Rapid trains depart at 14:18 and 15:26. Trains go via Surat Thani, Chumphon, Hua Hin etc.
  To/from Sungai Kolok: Three trains to Sungai Kolok daily departing at 05:36, 07:18 and 11:30.

By bus

Hat Yai has a large bus station located near the Diana Department store. Buses can be taken to all major towns in the south of Thailand and up to Bangkok. Depending on the route, different classes of bus are available. These range from local orange colored buses without air-conditioning to luxurious 24-seater coaches with toilets and reclining seats.

Key places to visit
Hat Yai Municipal Park, Wat Hat Yai Nai, Ton Nga Chang Waterfall


Places to Visit

Hat Yai Municipal Park

Hat Yai Municipal Park on Kanchanawanit Road, is six kilometres from the city centre on the Hat Yai-Songkhla highway. It is the major recreation for the people of Hat Yai and surrounding areas as well. The park is full of beautiful flowering plants, with a pavilion in the middle of the pond, avarium, and food stalls. At the foot of the hill near the avarium stands the statue of King Rama V. There is a Brahman shrine at the hilltop. And at the southern foothill near the boy scout camp stands the jade statue of Guan-yin, the Chinese Goddess.

Ton Nga Chang Waterfall

Ton Nga Chang Waterfall is located in the Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls of the south, about 26 kilometres from the city. Follow the Hat Yai-Rattaphum road for 13 kilometres, then turn left at Ban Hu Rae for another 13 kilometres. This waterfall has seven levels, the third level is the most beautiful and is named after the waterfall. At the third level the stream separates into two, resembling the elephant’s tusks. Treks have been provided for more adventurous tourists. One can hire a tuk-tuk to the waterfall for two to three hours at 300-400 baht, or one can take the minibus from the fresh market (Talat Sot Thet Sa Ban Hat Yai).

Wat Hat Yai Nai

Wat Hat Yai Nai is a major tourist attraction in the region, it is also the principal temple for the town of Hat Yai.
Wat Hat Yai Nai is located on Phetkasem Road, near Khlong U Taphao Bridge, the monastery is where Phra Phuttha Hattha Mongkhon, a large reclining Buddha measuring 35 meters long, 15 meters tall, and 10 meters wide, is enshrined.Highly revered by both Thai and foreign tourists, the image is believed to be the third largest reclining Buddha in the world. The Buddha was added to the temple in 1972. The temple has the full range of facilities: crematorium, memorials, monks in residence, and schools.

Right Time to Visit

November - February


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