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Things to see and do

Hat Yai Municipal Park
Kanchanawanich Rd, Hat Yai

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 Youth (Golden Boy) welcome all to pay tribute to her as well as purchase a few trinkets from the ... Read more about Hat Yai Municipal Park .

Wat Hat Yai Nai (Sleeping or Reclining Buddha)
Near Khlong U Taphao Bridge, Phetchakasem Rd, Hat Yai

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 monk nearby gives good luck blessings to those who seek it. A few items are for sale, such as small ... Read more about Wat Hat Yai Nai (Sleeping or Reclining Buddha) .

Markets in Hat Yai

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 maze that lies within. Equally as enticing and less chaotic is Suntisook Market on Niphat Uthit ... Read more about Markets in Hat Yai .

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