Klonghae floating market, Hat Yai, Thailand
Taken on: 1st April, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See monkey holding peach's page of Flickr
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Located in the northern part of Songkhla province, Hat Yai is the commercial and transportation hub of southern Thailand. The city's relative prosperity is reflected in the many high-rise hotels and commercial towers in the central district, which is the main area travellers are likely to visit. Though not a tourist destination per se – most travellers come through on their way to other parts of Thailand – Hat Yai does have a quite a bit to offer the traveller who stays a few days.
The central district has department stores, markets and shops that cater to both Thais and Malaysian visitors. The district is bordered to the west by the train station, to the east by the canal and north and south by Supasarnrangsan and Sripoovanart roads respectively. There is plenty of accommodation in Hat Yai, including dozens of options, from backpacker dorm rooms at Cathay ... Read our complete Hat Yai travel guide