Top 12 Places of Interest in Hatyai

Top 12 Places of Interest in Hatyai

Hatyai is one of the most popular cities in Southern Thailand. It is one of the most important tourism spot in the South and the visitors are usually from Malaysia and Singapore. For decades, many Malaysians and Singaporeans will have their short break in Hatyai for shopping, food and prayers.


Hatyai is also considered a great weekend break for most Malaysians staying at the northern states in Peninsula Malaysia. Tour busses will packed the Thai city during Malaysia public holidays and now you can also fly from Kuala Lumpur. However, the best way is still by self drive and you can find many Malaysians and Singaporeans driving around Hatyai as it is safe, fun and easy.

We have visited Hat Yai numerous times and we have compiled Top 10 Places Of Interest in Hatyai. We have enclosed the GPS Coordinates for all the places of interest so it will be easier for you to locate it with GPS or smartphone.

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1. Hatyai Ice Dome (Update: Hatyai Ice Dome is permanently closed since early 2016 and replaced by Hatyai Wonders Land)

What ingenious way to create an ice dome in Hatyai? Hatyai’s weather and climate is similar to Malaysia and Singapore, hot and wet unlike north provinces such as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. Basically, it is hot or rain all year round.


A couple of years ago, Nakhon Hatyai Municipality jointly with the Tourism Authority of Thailand had this crazy but interesting idea of creating an Ice Dome to attract more tourists locally and internationally.

They wanted to build an Ice Dome but not just an ordinary Ice Dome but to be one of the best in the region! Thus, they invited the best ice sculptors to create the ice sculptures in Hatyai Ice Dome. If you talk about ice sculpting attraction, Harbin China is the best in the world. Thus, they invite Harbin ice sculptors to create the ice sculptors in Hatyai Ice Dome.

To make it more interesting, every year, Ice sculptures will be rebuilt so you won’t get to see the same thing every year. You will get to enjoy -15 degree Celsius within the Ice Dome and the Ice Dome is located in Hatyai Park (foothill of the Hatyai Park Hill)

Hat Yai Ice Dome Address and GPS:

Thanon Karnjanavanit, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

GPS: 7.04067, 100.50838

 

Read our experience at: http://www.placesandfoods.com/2012/06/hat-yai-ice-dome-experience-thailand.html

 

2. Hatyai Park Lantern Festival

This is another interesting project by the tourism board. Hatyai Park Lantern Festival is an all year long lantern festival created for tourism.


You can find many interesting lanterns in the evening by the lake. These lanterns will be changed annually like the Hatyai Ice Dome.

The Hatyai Park Lantern Festival is located opposite Hatyai Ice Dome. This is a great place to chill and take pictures especially you visited other places of interest in Hatyai Park. There are five places of interests in Hatyai Park and this is the second one, read more for the remaining three places of interests.

Hat Yai Park Lantern Festival Address and GPS:

Thanon Karnjanavanit, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

GPS: 7.04067, 100.50838

 

Read more: http://www.placesandfoods.com/2014/11/hatyai-park-lantern-festival-2014.html

 

3. Phra Phutthamongkol Maharaj Golden Buddha Hatyai

Phra Phutthamongkol Maharaj is probably something I can’t pronounce properly but it can be referred as the Golden Buddha. This is the third places of interest in Hatyai Park and this is located on top of the Hatyai Hill.


You have to drive from Hatyai Ice Dome all the way up to the top (one way) and you will see this majestic Golden Buddha. At this point, you can spot the Hatyai Cable Car and also the beautiful scenic view of the Hatyai city.

Phra Phutthamongkol Maharaj Golden Buddha Hatyai GPS location and coordinate:
GPS: 7.04029, 100.51137

Read more: http://www.placesandfoods.com/2015/04/phra-phutthamongkol-maharaj-golden-buddha-hatyai.html

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