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Hat Yai

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  • Hat Yai Municipal Park
    3.5 stars

    Set at the southern foothill of the park, the Kuan Yin Shrine is a tourist magnet and attracts locals as well as visitors literally by the busloads. The white jade Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, and her two statuesque attendants, Lung Nu the Dragon Maiden (Jade Girl) and Shang Sai the Celestial ... read more

  • Wat Hat Yai Nai (Sleeping or Reclining Buddha)
    3 stars

    At 35 metres long and 15 metres tall he is thought to be the third largest in the world. The open-air temple is closely built around the Buddha as he appears to gaze bemused through the hefty looking pillars. There is a consistent flow of visiting tourists as well as worshippers, and a friendly ... read more

  • Markets in Hat Yai
    4 stars

    You'll find home appliances and electronics, imported Singaporean and Malaysian snacks, watches and name brand cosmetics. The aisles are bursting at the seams with products as are the adjacent footpaths and streets. Kim Yong Market is very popular, so brace yourself before venturing through the ... read more


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