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For many travellers, the steamy streets of Hat Yai pass by in a blur on the way to or from Malaysia. Those who hang around can browse massive markets and sample a diverse range of food in Southern Thailand’s largest city.


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With some 800,000 people living in the metro area, Hat Yai competes with Chiang Mai for the title of second most populous city in Thailand. Founded only when the railway was built in the 1920s, the city grew into a regional economic powerhouse with an international airport, two large bus terminals and a skyline composed of towering hotels and office buildings. Hat Yai is sometimes dubbed the capital of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


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