Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Hat Yai also known as Had Yai is located within Songkhla Province. Hat Yai also close to Malaysian border, about 1 & 1/2 hour (50 kilometres) from Dannok town. Hat Yai also is the region's communication hub and is well served by road, rail and air access. Hat Yai is an ideal stopover if u coming from Malaysia or Central part of Thailand. Hat Yai boasts a large number of hotels and visitors every year. Many of these visitors came from Malaysia. Each weekend the town fills up with weekenders who spend much of their time in the city's many markets and restaurants.

Getting There :
1. Flights

There are daily flights to/from the new Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on Air Asia(http://www.airasia.com), Nok Air (http://www.nokair.com), Thai Airways (http://www.thaiair.com/index.html) and One-2-Go.

2. Train

To/From Bangkok - Five daily trip to/from bangkok. Train go via Surat Thani, Hua Hin, Chumphon etc. http://www.railway.co.th/english/index.asp

To/From Kuala Lumpur - Thailand International Express leaves Hat Yai for Butterworth daily at 05:50 going via Padang Besar. In the other direction, trains leave Butterworth at 13:15 and arrive in Hat Yai at 17:30. The train then continues to Bangkok. The Senandung Langkawi operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu http://www.ktmb.com.my depart from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur daily at 14:50, arriving at KL Sentral at 07:36 the next day. Trains from Kuala Lumpur depart at 20:45 and arrive in Hat Yai at 10:20 the next day. The Senandung Langkawi goes via Butterworth and Besar.

Hat Yai has a large bus station located near the Diana Department store. Buses can be taken to all major towns in the south of Thailand and up to Bangkok. Depending on the route, different classes of bus are available. if u from/to Kuala Lumpur, u can buy ticket with Konsortium Bas Ekspress Semenanjung at Hat Yai (32, Prachatipat Road) / Hentian Puduraya in Kuala Lumpur.

Get Around:
Use Songthaews (like pick-up truck), Tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis are easy to flag down but fares must be negotiated first otherwise you run the risk of being overcharged. Most journeys around town around 20 baht.

Shopping - Hat Yai is a shopper's dream.This is the best place to shopping in Songkhla province. Main shopping mall including Lee Garden Plaza, Odean Shopping Mall, Robinson Department Store, Diana Shopping Mall, Central Department Store,Tesco-Lotus and Carrefour. In Hat Yai also have 2 main market such as Kim Yong market and Sunthisuk market.

Eating - Hat Yai offers a lot of different food options for the visitor. Typical thai streets food is everywhere. The best place for eating is opposite Lee Garden Plaza. For muslim visitor especially from Malaysia, find the halal food is not the problem here. The reccomended place for halal food is along Prasaneha Road which opposite Pink Lady Hotel.


Anonymous said...

markbank..lovely postings on the places visited.

I would like to go to hadyat someday....


Croesus said...

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