Hatyai Park Lantern Festival 2014
For the past few years, Hatyai Park has been hosting the Lantern Festival. The Lantern Festival has become one of the top attractions for the locals as well as the tourists. They also change the design and also the lanterns annually so you won’t see the same thing every year.
(Entrance of Hatyai Municipal Park at night)
The Lantern Festival is free and it is located in the Hatyai Municipal Park next to the Hatyai Ice Dorm. The Ice Dorm is another attraction you must visit but you have to pay a small fee for the entrance fee. Read more about the Ice Dorm at: Hat Yai Ice Dome Experience Thailand
(Marina Bay Sands Singapore)
If you staying at the city, visiting the Lantern Festival is simple, just take a “tuk-tuk” or a taxi but it will cost a bit as the distance from the city to the park is reasonably far. The best is to self drive as there are parking spaces available in the park.
Once you reach the park, you will see many people chilling around the park and taking pictures with the lanterns. I will not go details on how many lanterns are there but you can leisurely spend around one or more.
I recommend you to visit the Ice Dorm first before entering the Lantern Festival.
Self drive to Hat Yai is common by many Malaysians and Singaporeans but do venture to further North such as Ranong, Nakhon Si Thammarat or be adventurous all the way to Bangkok. Self drive in Thailand is safe, fun and adventurous. Remember to update your GPS with Thailand Map and enjoy your self drive in Thailand.
Hat Yai Park Lantern Festival Address and GPS:
Thanon Karnjanavanit, Kho Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
GPS: 7.04067, 100.50838