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Hat Yai Municipal Park

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Offering a lot more than your typical urban green space, Hat Yai Municipal Park stretches around a mountain, Khao Kho Hong, with a series of religious images and viewpoints where you can gaze north and west over the city.

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At the foot of the mountain you’ll find a bunch of pavilions, playgrounds and food stalls overlooking a large pond where lovebirds pedal swan boats. Though relaxing and fun for people watching on weekends, this area is just the introduction to the park, which is called Suan Satharana in Thai.

Swan boats are just the beginning. Photo taken in or around Hat Yai Municipal Park, Hat Yai, Thailand by David Luekens.

Swan boats are just the beginning. Photo: David Luekens

A sealed road winds up the hill, passing broad tamarind trees before arriving at a four-faced statue of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Beyond that, at the top of the mountain, a 25-metre-tall standing Buddha is supposedly the largest Buddha image in the blessing posture found in Southern Thailand. Nearby you can relax under a Bodhi tree or sip on a coffee while enjoying ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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