Hat Yai (frequently spelt Had Yai) is the largest city in southern Thailand, located near the border of Malaysia and populated by nearly 800,000 Thais. Hat Yai is located in Songkhla province and, while not the provincial capital, is home to The Prince of Songkhla University, making it Southern Thailand’s educational centre as well as the south’s heart of transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Regional attractions include Songkhla Lake (the largest in Thailand), an enormous reclining Buddha that visitors can walk inside, the Bhasawang Big Splash (a 15-meter long water slide), and the region’s most popular spectator sport, bullfighting.
Hat Yai is also a Shopping heaven. Kim Yong and Santisuk Markets are full of imported and local goods which are sold at amazing prices as well as incredible Food that many shoppers indulge in, day and night.
The area is also home to Nakhon Hat Yai Park. The cable car rides are a must if you are in the area. Or you can always travel to Songkhla and visit Tang Guan mountain, the old cities, or the mermaid statue at Samila Beach.
Among other things, Hat Yai is renowned for its outstanding Seafood, which is served in various styles thanks to Hat Yai’s diverse population of Chinese, Malays, and Thais. Hat Yai also features a multitude of markets, both local and international in style, and has a festive nightlife, including pubs and discos that are particularly popular with tourists from neighboring Malaysia.
Hat Yai Municipal Park
Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol
Kim Yong Market
Sikarin Hatyai Hospital
169 Niphat Songkroh Road 1, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110 Telephone 1728 http://www.sikarin.com/hatyai
15 Kanchanawanit Road, Hat Yai Subdistrict, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province 90110 Phone 074-455000 www.hospital.psu.ac.th
Bangkok Hatyai Hospital
75 Soi 15, Petchkasem Road, Hat Yai Subdistrict, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province 90110 Phone 074-272800 https://bangkokhatyai.com/