6.Central Festival Mall
Central Festival Mall is not just the latest shopping mall in Hatyai but also the largest. It is located on the same road of Magic Eye 3D Museum, ASEAN Night Bazaar and Greenway night market. It is also located directly opposite Makro Hypermarket.
The mall has 250,000 square meter with 250 retail shops, a frontage width of 185 metres and investment over 6000 million baht. It is the largest shopping mall in Southern Thailand so far and they are huge.
We usually will drop by this mall for shopping and food. The food section is level 4 and level 5 and there are many choices of restaurants you can find here.
There are plenty of good food especially you are looking for local Thai restaurants, Japanese restaurants, cafe as well as buffet restaurants. You will be spoil with choices.
Central Festival Mall Address and GPS Coordinate:
Kanchanavanich Road, Hatyai District
GPS: 6.99172, 100.48493
Central Festival Mall Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/CentralFestival+Hatyai+%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%8B%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%A5%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%9F%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%A5+%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%94%E0%B9%83%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%8D%E0%B9firstname.lastname@example.org,100.3835774,12z/data=!3m1!5s0x304d28349764c547:0xe8c76feaf010b61c!4m5!3m4!1s0x304d2834a2864e09:0xc62ced35b6b5894a!8m2!3d6.9915948!4d100.4829401
7.King Bhumipol Temple (Stainless Steel Temple)
King Bhumipol Temple or better known as the ‘Stainless Steel Temple’ is a Buddhist Temple located on top of the hill. It is not the Hatyai Hill but at Kho Hong. We included the Google Map link so you can find your way there.
It is quite far out from the city so can either drive up or hire a tuk tuk to send you and wait for you there. Tuk tuk drivers will quote you a price for driving you up and down. Driving from the city will take at least 20 minutes one way.
King Bhumipol Temple is one of the coolest temple I visited in Thailand. I have been to many parts of Thailand. I visited many Buddhist temples in all the provinces in Southern Thailand and some part of central, North and East Thailand. Chiang Rai have the White and Blue Temple which is quite interesting. There are also many unique temples throughout Thailand but not fully stainless steel like this temple.
This is how it looks like during day but at night, colourful will light up the temple. You can go there in late afternoon and wait until evening.
King Bhumipol Temple (Stainless Steel Temple) Address:
Kho Hong, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
King Bhumipol Temple (Stainless Steel Temple) Google Map:
8.ASEAN Night Bazaar
This was called Hatyai Weekend Market before they rebuilt everything and called it ASEAN Night Bazaar. It is rebuilt, more organised now with part of the night market turned to a food center.
What we like is how they restructure the whole night market. It is covered now and it is more organized than before.
There are plenty of things to shop here. From fashion products to accessories, most of the customers here are locals than tourists.
The prices of the things here are competitive, cheaper than the prices in the town. This is no longer a weekend night bazaar as it opens daily from 4pm to 10.30 pm. The upper level of this bazaar is food stalls that you can try too.
ASEAN Night Bazaar Address:
Chotevittayakul 5, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand
ASEAN Night Bazaar Google Map:
9.Greenway Night Market
Greenway Night Market is one of the newest night markets in Hatyai. They are located near ASEAN Night Bazaar. There are two sections, one section is the Greenway Night Market and the other section is the Greenway Food Station.
You can find products for like fashion clothings for women, men, children wear and also accessories, handicrafts, cosmetics and others.
The products here are more premium than the ones in ASEAN Night Bazaar in our opinion.
The Greenway Food station claimed to be the largest food venue or food court in town. The offers over 1,000 items in the menu from local Thai food to International dishes.
What we like about this place is it is spacious and clean. You can consider visiting this place for food. Don’t visit this place late as they closed at 10pm.
Night market open Wed-Sun 5.00-10.00 pm, Food Market opens daily from 4 – 9 pm
Greenway Night Market Google Map:
10.Khlong Hae Floating Market
This is the one and only floating market in Hatyai. It is called Khlong Hae Floating Market. It is located around 20 mins of driving from the city center.
They open from Friday to Sunday, 3pm to 9pm. You get lots of boats selling food here. There are also a small shopping bazaar.
Most of the food here is HALAL and this is a Muslim friendly places of interest. You can find many Muslim travelers here and most of the sellers are Thai Muslim. It is different than the other floating markets in Thailand.
Hatyai Khlong Hae Floating Market Address and GPS:
Khlong Hae Khutao Road,
Khlong Hae, Hatyai,
Tel: 074 580888
GPS: 7.04648 ,100.47450
Khlong Hae Floating Market Google Map: