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.

Good Dream Premier
Good Dream Premier
3.5 out of 5
2/1 Rajdamrei Soi 2, Hat Yai, Songkhla
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$36 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Hat Yai, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rajyindee Hospital and Central Festival Hatyai. Lee Garden Plaza and Kim Yong Market are also within ...
Good Dream Premier
Monkham Village Hatyai
Monkham Village Hatyai
3.5 out of 5
43/22 Rajyindee Road, Soi 6/1, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Hat Yai
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The price is S$55 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rajyindee Hospital and Mitraphap Samakee Hospital. Lee Garden Plaza and Ocean ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
great honeymoon trip !!
"Monkham Village Hatyai passion team did the best by provide my honeymoon trip surprise by putting rose flower in our's room. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to staffs from Monkham Village Hatyai !! Travellers should try this hotel !!"

Reviewed on 12 Mar,2020

Monkham Village Hatyai
Alfahad Hotel
Alfahad Hotel
3.5 out of 5
132 Moo 1 Bypass Road, Khuanlang, Hat Yai, Songkhla
The price is S$64 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Hat Yai, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Hat Yai University and within 3 miles (5 km) of Lee Garden Plaza and Kim Yong Market. Central Festival ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Clean & good size room"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

Alfahad Hotel
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.
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$32 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kho Hong, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prince of Songkla University Hatyai Campus and Songkhla Nakarin Hospital. Lee Garden Plaza is 2.4 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (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
iHome is located​ in​ quiet​ atmosphere, 12 bedrooms with 12 private bathrooms
iHome is located​ in​ quiet​ atmosphere, 12 bedrooms with 12 private bathrooms
Hat Yai, Songkhla Province
The price is S$102 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Hat Yai, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Odean Shopping Mall and Lee Garden Plaza. Songkhla Nakarin Hospital is 1.8 ...
iHome is located​ in​ quiet​ atmosphere, 12 bedrooms with 12 private bathrooms
T.M. Home, Hatyai. Feel@Home.
T.M. Home, Hatyai. Feel@Home.
Hat Yai, Songkhla Province
The price is S$58 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the heart of Hat Yai, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hat Yai Hospital and Lee Garden Plaza. Songkhla Nakarin Hospital is 2.7 mi ...
T.M. Home, Hatyai. Feel@Home.
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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