Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

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11 Hatyai Plaza Trade Centre (Pasar)

This is a very old place and I am sure many Malaysians been here before. We called it ‘Pasar’ and this is the place the tuk tuk will bring you. The actual name is called Hatyai Plaza Trade Centre. Please don’t confuse this with Kim Yong Market as it is two different markets.

What you can get here are those kitchen items, fashion clothing for men, women and children, electronics, food and snacks. We usually get our snacks and food like cashew nuts here. It all depends on your preferences as Kim Yong Market offers more food choices.

This is a very old building, it has been around for decades. There are many shops within the complex, the walkway is narrow similar to Chatuchak.

Opens daily from 8 am to 5pm and remember to inform the tuk tuk driver ‘pasar’ and not Kim Yong Market. This is a few minutes drive from city center.

Hatyai Plaza Trade Centre (Pasar) Address:

Montri 2 Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Hatyai Plaza Trade Centre (Pasar) Google Map:


12.Lee Gardens Plaza Shopping Mall and Weekend Night Market

Lee Gardens Plaza Shopping Mall has become a landmark of tourists in Hatyai. Many travelers will take Lee Garden as the center of the city. The Lee Gardens Plaza is the place where most tourists shop, dine and hang out at night in Hatyai.

There is the glutton street happening every evening outside of Lee Gardens. You can find many good local food as well as HALAL Malaysian food here. You can see the tables are filled with locals and tourists every evening. Expect long queues at popular food stalls too.

On weekends, there is a small night market here at Lee Gardens. There are handful of stalls but maybe you can find something you like.

The cinema in Lee Gardens Plaza has closed down, the food court is shifted to Lower Ground. Swenson Ice Cream has closed down and replaced by Korean Sulbing. There are a few new restaurants opened and replaced the old ones.

Lee Gardens Plaza Shopping Mall Address:

 29 Prachathipat Rd, ตำบล หาดใหญ่ อำเภอ เมืองสงขลา Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Lee Gardens Plaza Shopping Mall Google Map:




13.Kim Yong Market

Kim Yong Market is a local market near Lee Gardens Plaza Shopping. It will take less than 5 minutes to reach here with tuk tuk from Lee Gardens Plaza.

The morning market starts from 6 am and you can get many fresh local produce here such as fish, prawns, vegetables and snacks. If you plan to drive to Hatyai, you can buy the seafood and put it in the cold box with ice. Our parents always do that and that is the advantages of driving to Hatyai. The prices of the seafood here is cheaper than in Kuala Lumpur.

For those who are looking for local Thai snacks and food, this is the place you can shop too. There are many food stalls selling local Thai snacks and cashew nuts too. We simply love Thai cashew nuts so we kept on mentioning it. It is not that cheap but the quality is good. Make sure you get the fresh ones rather than the packed ones.

Opening hours 6 am until 6pm daily.

Kim Yong Market Address:

ตลาดกิมหยง หาดใหญ่ Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Kim Yong Market Google Map:


14.Mahapanya Vidayalai Buddhist School (Wat Thaawon)

Mahapanya Vidayalai Buddhist School or also known as Wat Thaawon is one of the undiscovered places in Hatyai. You probably spotted the huge Golden statue of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha near Tesco Shopping Mall and Prince of Songkhla university and hospital.

They are undergoing renovation right now and please use the Google Map below as you can’t access to the big statue from Wat Thaawon. You need to enter at the Mahapanya Vidayalai Buddhist School.

There is also a section of many golden statues of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha at the side of the entrance. You can come here for praying and taking photos. This is something new we discovered.

Mahapanya Vidayalai Buddhist School (Wat Thaawon) Address:

635/1 Thamnoonvithi Road Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Tel:+66 74 243 558

Mahapanya Vidayalai Buddhist School (Wat Thaawon) Google Map:


15.Wat Hatyai Nai

If you are in the Hatyai city, why not drop by at one of the largest reclining Buddha in the world? You can check out Wat Hat Yai Nai which is located at Phetchakasem Road, near Khlong U Taphao Bridge.

You can find many locals and tourists visiting the temple as places of interest and for praying also. Wat Hat Tai Nai is located in the city and you can either drive here or take a tuk tuk. It is cheaper to take a tuk tuk than hailing a Grab ride if the distance is short.


Wat Hat Yai Nai  Address and GPS Coordinate:

Wat Hat Yai Nai on Phetchakasem Road, near Khlong U
Taphao Bridge, Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla
Tel: 0 7423 1055, 0 7423 8518, 0 7424 3747
GPS: 7.003599, 100.454798

Wat Hat Yai Nai Google Map:


Going to Hatyai from Malaysia. There are three options either by flight, train or you drive. We usually took the flight from KL to Hatyai and you can choose from either Malindo Air or Air Asia. We never tried the train before but we heard its often fully booked from Malaysia. For driving, we explained the procedures in entering Southern Thailand at Sadao Custom Immigration Procedure for Driving to Thailand.


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