Hat Yai

Travel Guide

Enjoy shopping in this large city. Ride its municipal park’s cable car to see panoramic views as well as sitting, standing and multi-faced Buddhas.

Visit Hat Yai, one of Thailand’s largest cities, for shopping and viewing temples. Its proximity to Malaysia makes it a major commercial hub, popular with tourists from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Hat Yai Municipal Park offers varied leisure activities northeast of the city center. The golden Standing Buddha near Kuan Im Temple gleams in the sunlight. Known as Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj, it is over 60 feet (20 meters) tall. Walk through a gleaming dragon head with an extended tongue to the sitting Laughing Buddha. The Hat Yai Observatory features exhibits about space and telescopes on its observation level. Ride the Cable Car from this complex to the Four Faced Buddha. Enjoy aerial views of the city on one side and forest on the other.

In addition to the Buddhas, look for other monuments and statues honoring King Rama V, Guan Yin, Guan Yu and other gods. Get out of the heat in the Hat Yai Ice Dome to see ice sculptures created by expert carvers from Harbin, China, and slip down the giant ice slide. Walk around the lake to have a picnic or rent a rowboat for lazing in the still water.

Overlooking the U-Ta Phao river is the Wat Hat Yai Nai. Look inside this temple to see one of Thailand’s largest reclining Buddhas.

For shopping, visit the city’s many department stores and high-end boutiques catering to Asian tourists. Stop at the flea market and floating market, where bargaining is welcome.

Rent a moped to ride to the Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of the city center. During the wet season, cascading waterfalls provide great photo opportunities. Splash around in the pools beneath the falls.

Although Hat Yai is in Thailand, it lies on the Malay Peninsula, far closer to Malaysia than to Bangkok. Fly to Hat Yai International Airport, about a 30-minute drive southwest of the center of the city. Use tuk-tuks or motorcycle taxis to get around town.

Hatyai Signature Hotel
Hatyai Signature Hotel
4 out of 5
44 Noppakaow-Rimmuang Rd., Hat Yai, Songkhla
The price is S$30 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Located in Kho Hong, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hat Yai Amnuaywit School of Business Administration and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Hat Yai Hospital. Hat Yai ...
4/5 Very Good! (109 reviews)
"Great clean place. Breakfast isn't that great so I'd recommend doing that if you can."

Reviewed on 26 Apr,2021

Hatyai Signature Hotel
Crystal Hotel Hat Yai
Crystal Hotel Hat Yai
4 out of 5
4 soi 23 Kanjanawanich Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla
The price is S$69 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in the heart of Hat Yai, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Asean Night Bazaar and within 3 miles (5 km) of Songkhla Nakarin Hospital and Bangkok Hospital ...
4/5 Very Good! (126 reviews)
Mediocre at best
"For the price, I expected more. The rooms were small with few amenities. Very basic setup for such a large hotel that does banquets, weddings, etc. The only useful feature is that it's across the street from a shopping center with plenty of food. There is just nothing I can say that was good about ..."

Reviewed on 12 Oct,2020

Crystal Hotel Hat Yai
The Habita Hatyai
The Habita Hatyai
3.5 out of 5
151 Sangsri Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla
The price is S$72 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Downtown Hat Yai, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mitraphap Samakee Hospital, Hat Yai Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Hat Yai. Songkhla Nakarin ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (77 reviews)
Staff try to be nice but actually they aren’t
"Staff just try to be nice , but I think , they are not really and not sincere. I ask for an upgrade, if the hotel don’t allow they just tell me frankly and it is fine. But I don’t like the way they treat , they mention that reservation can’t decide. Need to ask for manager approval. I tell them it’s ..."

Reviewed on 1 Apr,2021

The Habita Hatyai
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Muang Thong Family Suite Hat Yai
Muang Thong Family Suite Hat Yai
3 out of 5
72 Moo 3 Thaksin Muangthong 3 Road, Hat Yai North, Hat Yai
The price is S$49 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in Kho Hong, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Hat Yai Technical College and within 3 miles (5 km) of Songkhla Nakarin Hospital and Bangkok Hospital ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Good management service
"The place is amazing and very convenient for me go about to any part of hatyai and pleasantly staff that are very helpful and friendly too. Thanks again for allowing me to change the dates of my stay. Thank you and best regards, Amos Lim"

Reviewed on 3 Sep,2019

Muang Thong Family Suite Hat Yai
Neca Complex Apartment
Neca Complex Apartment
2.5 out of 5
59 Moo 6, Soi 3, Thungree Rd., Khohong, Prince of Songkhla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla
The price is S$55 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Kho Hong, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Prince of Songkla University Hatyai Campus and within 3 miles (5 km) of Songkhla Nakarin Hospital ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (31 reviews)
"The air conditioner made very lound noise and very hot in the room even I turned on the lowest temperature despite the maintenance came to fix it. The hallway is not so clean. The room is spacious. The pillow is too thin for me. Overall it’s alright staying here."

Reviewed on 12 Mar,2019

Neca Complex Apartment
The Ring Residence
The Ring Residence
3 out of 5
No. 17, Soi 25/1, Rat Uthit Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla
Situated in Hat Yai, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hat Yai Plaza, Hat Yai Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Hat Yai. Clock Tower and Hatyai Fountain ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
ห้องสวย กว้าง อุปกรณ์ครบ
"ห้องพักกว้างขวาง มีครัวในห้อง สามารถทำอาหารเบาๆ ได้ ด้านล่างมีมาร์ทเล็กๆ จำเป็นต้องมีรถจึงสะดวก"

Reviewed on 30 Mar,2017

The Ring Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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