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Hat Yai


  Hat Yai: Thailand  

✔ Hat Yai which is also known as Haad Yai or Had Yai is one of the most beautiful city that is located in Southern Thailand

✔ It is connected to the Malaysian River. Hat Yai is also known as the fifth largest city in Thailand.

✔ Hat Yai is located in the Songkhla province of Thailand, According to the estimation of 2019, the overall population of this city is 156,802.

✔ The third largest statue in the world is located in the Hat Yai province of Thailand.

✔ Hat Yai city is also famous for Thai Handicrafts which we can find in the small shops that we can see around the streets.

✔ According to Thai Etymology, it has been claimed that until the Southern Railway was built there Hat Yai was considered as a small village.

Hat Yai

✔ According to Thai Etymology, the name of this village Hat Yai is the shortest form of “Mahat Yai” which means big mahat, a tree in Thailand. 

✔ A large number of people of the world visit this city only to visit the important Buddhist temple of this city known as Hat Yai Nai or Wat Hat Yai Nai which is also the third largest statue in the world.

✔ It is one of the most famous cities in Thailand, Hat Yai is also the major economic center of Southern Thailand

✔ Chak Pra which falls on the first night of October is a famous Buddhist Festival specific to the South of Thailand.

✔ Hat Yai city is also sometimes mistaken as the provincial city of Southern Thailand whereas Songkhla is the capital and administration of the Thailand

✔ Hat Yai is considered the Business center of Southern Thailand.

✔ According to Thai History, it has been claimed that there were a total of 102 communities and 4 dividend zones located in the Hat Yai City of Thailand.

✔ Hat Yai is also sometimes known as a “Shopper’s Paradise”. Some of the most famous places to visit in Thailand are Phuket, Kim Yoong Market, Central Hat Yai, Greenway Night Market, Centara Hotel, Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel Hat Yai, Tong Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, and so on.

✔ Hat Yai is likewise known for its famous seafood. The beautiful things to buy in small markets around Hat Yai City.

✔ The things are Thai keychains and magnets, amulets, lucky charms or bracelets, handsome cushions, porcelain, crochet, and so on.

✔ The easiest way to visit Hat Yai City is to grab a taxi. Beautiful beaches, magnificent temples, and flavorful cuisines are some features of Hat Yai City.

✔ It has been claimed that while visiting Hat Yai tourists are preferred to wear gat to prevent the sun and Ultraviolet rays which can affect human health.

Hat Yai

✔ It has been claimed that before 1922 Hat Yai was considered Khok Su-Met Choon, which is the old name of Khok Su-Met Choone of Hat Yai city.

✔ Hat Yai City is filled with tourism-related businesses. After the railway station was built in this city the population of this city is growing continuously.

✔ Due to the well-established connections by road, rail, and air Hat Yai City is considered a center for business, education, transportation, tourism, and shopping.

✔ The main backbone behind the increasing economic condition of Thailand is Trading, Manufacturing, Tourism, and so on.

✔ The best season to visit Hat Yai City is May to December. Some of the famous and most visited tourist destinations that are located in Hat Yai are mentioned below:

 

  Songkhla Old Town  

✔ Songkhla is a beautiful town located in Thailand that is connected to three important roads called Nakhon Nok, Nakhon Nai, and Nang Ngam Roads.

✔ These roads are full of beautiful architecture and original versions of Sino-Portuguese Style and Small Chinese shophouses.

✔ Nakhon Nok Road is the starting point for a walk around the old town of Songkhla.

✔ Around the Songkhla Old Town, we can visit a savory restaurant that has been famous for decades. The nearest airport to visit Songkhla Old Town is Hat Yai Airport.

Songkhla Old Town

✔ While visiting this place we can see street art paintings on the walls of houses on the roads, which reflect the lifestyles of the people living there, e.g., coffee houses, Chinese opera singers, their culture and religion, and so on.

✔ According to Thai Etymology, the old name of Songkhla City is “Singgora” or “Singora”.

✔ While visiting this place we can see a large number of old heritage, buildings, murals, temples, old shoes, cafes, and so on.

✔ We can also try some mouth-watering local traditional food sold here in local restaurants.

✔ Tourists are suggested to visit this place during the morning because it is hot to walk around during the daytime and afternoon.

Songkhla Old Town

✔ Many tourists say that Songkhla Old Town is a hidden town in Thailand. As this place is not much crowded we can visit this place with peaceful environment.

✔ We can feel and relish the vibes of Penang in Malaysia and Hoi An in Vietnam. Along with some historical places, we can visit some lakes and beaches too.

✔ Due to these beautiful tourist attractions this place is considered as one of the most famous and important tourist destinations that is located in Hat Yai city.

 

  Kim Yoong Market  

✔ Kim Yoong Market is one of the most famous local markets that is located in Hat Yai City which is famous for its imported snacks from Malaysia and Singapore.

✔ The actual address of Kim Yoong Market is Kim Yong Market, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110. The opening time of Kim Yoong market is from 11 AM–9 PM (closed on Tuesday).

✔ Inside this market, we can try some of the cheapest food that is the cheapest food in Thailand.

✔ We can see a large number of local markets and shops nearby this city but Kim Yoong market is one of the best and most famous markets in Thailand.

Kim Yoong Market

✔ Kim Yoong market is especially packed on Sunday. Tourist claim that the smell of chestnuts here are so incredible.

✔ In this market, goods are imported from Malaysia and Singapore.

✔ Inside Kim Yoong market we can find clothes, shoes, snacks, cosmetics, electrical appliances, toys, glasses, as well as household appliances that are used in our daily life.

✔ While visiting Kim Yoong market it is very hard to find a parking spot. Tourists are suggested to take a taxi which is also known as TukTuk in Thailand (20 Bhat per person).

✔ The price of the goods found in this market is cheaper than in the department stores. Kim Yoong market is also considered one of the most famous indoor markets.

Kim Yoong Market

✔ Some of the traditional dishes to try at Kim Yoong market are Stir-fried Malindjo Leaves With Fried Egg, Stir-fried Bean and Prawn, Stir-fried Spanish and Shrimp Paste, Braised Pork in Soy Sauce, and so on.

✔ If you are keen on dried seafood, local fruits, smacks, and so on you must visit this place while visiting Thailand.

✔ Kim Yoong market is considered one of the most famous and important places that are located in Hat Yai City.

 

  Greenway Night Market  

✔ Greenway Night Market is one of the most famous lifestyle markets in Thailand that is located in the heart of Hat Yai City.

✔ Greenway Night Market is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 am to 10 pm.

✔ Inside the Greenway Night Market we can find different varieties of goods and products such as children’s wear, accessories, handicraft, cosmetics, antiques, and so on.

✔ Greenway food station is also known as the largest food venue that is located in town along with a selection of 1,000 food menus ranging from national and international dishes.

Greenway Night Market

✔ The outdoor design and seating area are perfect for those who want to intake the vibrant atmosphere of the market area while enjoying their meal.

✔ People claim that this park is suitable for youngsters.

✔ Greenway Market is a fabulous place for those people who want to enjoy their meal along with entertaining the vibe of the place and the surrounding.

✔ Greenway Night Market is just 10 minutes far away from Central Festival Mall. People can also enjoy live music inside the market.

✔ Some of the famous food to try at Greenway Night Market are Pad Thai, Tom Yum Noodle Soup, Beef Steak, and so on.

✔ You can get a 10-20% discount inside this market while buying the products.

Greenway Night Market

✔ Inside this market we can countless stalls selling various types of clothes, foods, and other products.

✔ Inside this market, we can see a food court, beauty section, massage section, clothing stores, children’s stores, coffee shops, and so on.

 

  Khlong Hae Floating Market  

✔ Khlong Hae Floating Market which is also known as the Floating Market is the first and only floating market in Thailand that is located in Hat Yai City of Songkhla province opposite Wat Khlong Hae.

✔  All people are dressed up in traditional Thai dress inside the market except the customers. Inside this market, we can see many traditional Thai goods and products.

✔ As this market is located in the riverside we can vibe the view of natural scenery along with enjoying the food.

Khlong Hae Floating Market

✔ It is The actual address of this market is Khlong Hae, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.

✔ Food found in this market is very fast, diverse, and good. Once you have ordered the food tables are provided to sit. Food is delicious and affordable found inside this market.

✔ Inside this market are people of a very friendly nature and they are experts and fluent in many languages, especially in Malay.

✔ You are suggested to carry the extra cash because there are a lot of things to try inside this market. It is the most beautiful market in Thailand.

Khlong Hae Floating Market

✔ There are altogether 17 famous floating markets in Thailand among them Khlong Hae Floating Market is also one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand.

✔ This market is 20 minutes far away from Hat Yai city center. People claim that visiting this place is a unique experience while visiting Thailand.

✔ We can try different traditional foods inside this market.

 

  Hat Yai Municipal Park  

✔ Hat Yai Municipal Park is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations which is 20 minutes far away from the center of Hat Yai city.

✔ Entrance fee is not charged while entering Hat Yai Municipal Park. We can view the beautiful scenery of natural landscapes.

✔ While entering the park we can see the majestic statue of King Rama V. Inside this park we can visit Hat Yai Astronomy Science Learning Center.

Hat Yai Municipal Park

✔ We can know about the sacred sculpture Quan Yin Bodhisattva of Mercy which is the biggest structure in Thailand.

✔ The best restaurant to grab some food around Hat Yai Municipal Park is Bon Khao Restaurant.

✔ We can also go for the cable car ride to capture the scenic views of the greenery and city landscapes.

 

  ASEAN Trade Bazaar  

✔ ASEAN Trade Bazaar which is also known as the ASEAN Night Bazaar is a few minutes far away from the Hat Yai bus station.

✔ This market is open from Wednesday to Sunday. We can find every goods and product that we need while visiting Hat Yai City.

✔ This market is covered with clothing stalls, food courts, and so on. It is the best place to experience the culture of Southeast Asia.

ASEAN Trade Bazaar 

✔ We can try different Thai traditional and international delicious food inside this market. This market is open all week except Monday.

✔ This place is famous among both national and international tourists. We can also try different halal foods inside this market.

✔ We can find varieties of goods and products inside this market which are very useful in our daily life.

 

  Songkhla Central Mosque  

✔ Songkhla Central Mosque is one of the most famous mosques that is located in Southern Thailand and was built in 2001.

✔ Songkhla Central Mosque is also known as “The Taj Mahal of Thailand”. It is built in an elegant architectural style.

✔ Floating Market is 10 minutes far away from Songkhla Central Mosque. It is one of the important religious places in Hat Yai City.

Songkhla Central Mosque

✔ While entering this mosque we can feel the peaceful environment. This place is the melting pot of culture, religion, and people.

✔ Songkhla Mosque is open all day except Friday. It is one of the best places to visit to know about Muslim culture and tradition.

✔ This mosque is also known as Malay Mosque. It is one of the best mosques to visit in Southern Thailand.

 

  Tog Nga Chang Waterfalls  

✔ Tog Nga Chanf Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that is located in Songkhla province of Southern Thailand.

✔ Tog Nga Chang Waterfalls is in the area of Tong Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary. We can see the most beautiful view of natural scenery.

✔ This waterfall consists of 7 levels and the most beautiful level is the third level which is also known as Ton Ngachang.

Tog Nga Chang Waterfalls

✔ The overall distance of this waterfall is 26 km. Visiting this place is very peaceful.

✔ Those people who are interested to explore the natural beauty must visit this place.

Second and third levels of this waterfall have a deep place. It is one of the places to explore the natural beauty of Southern Thailand in Hat Yai City.

 

  Hat Yai Clock Tower  

✔ Hat Yai Clock Tower is one of the most important tourist destinations that is located in the Songkhla Province of Southern Thailand.

✔ Hat Yai Clock Tower is exactly located in Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.

Hat Yai Clock Tower

✔ People claim that the busiest day in this clock is Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. It is a historical landmark that is located in Hat Yai City.

✔ It is open 24 hours. Hat Yai Clock Tower is free to enter. You don’t need to pay the entry fee.

✔ Hat Yai Clock Tower is 5 minutes far away from Hat Yai Fountain and Heritage Hotel.

 

  Odean Shopping Mall  

✔ Odean Shopping Mall is one of the most famous malls that is located in Hat Yai City of Songkhla Province.

✔ After entering Odean Shopping Mall it is hard to leave empty-handed. Odean Shopping Mall is the best place to know about the traditional history of Thai foods.

Odean Shopping Mall

✔ People claim that this place is not suitable for youngsters but for elderly people.

✔ The best food to try while visiting Odean Shopping Mall is Pork Leg Rice. The food court is located on the 5th floor.

✔ Inside this place we can buy many Thai traditional goods and products. So, this place is the best place to visit in Hat Yai City.

We can find some important visiting places in Hat Yai City

  • Wat Hat Yai Nai
  • Magic Museum Hatyai by Black Crystal
  • Thale Noi Waterbird Park
  • Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museums
  • Khuan Chedi Trekking
  • Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol
  • Wat Chue Chang Temple
  • What Khok Saman Khun
  • Lee Garden plaza
  • Santisuk Market

 


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