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Things to see and do

Ton Nga Chang Waterfall
28 km west of Hat Yai train station

Ranking among Southern Thailand’s most spectacular waterfalls, Ton Nga Chang powers over a series of seven cliffs amid the dense jungle of a wildlife sanctuary. Though many visitors never make it beyond the refreshing lower tiers, adventurers can pause to soak up great views while climbing up steep slopes to the upper ... Read more about Ton Nga Chang Waterfall .

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Hat Yai Municipal Park
Kanchanawanich Rd, Hat Yai

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. ... Read more about Hat Yai Municipal Park .

Wat Hat Yai Nai
Near Khlong U Taphao Bridge, Phetchakasem Rd, Hat Yai

The main attraction at Wat Hat Yai Nai is a 35-metre-long reclining Buddha image laid beneath a massive pavilion. Crafted in the 1970s and known as Phra Phuttha Hattha Mongkhon, the image’s facial expression resembles the reclining Buddha at Bangkok’s Wat Pho, though it’s not gilded and also not quite as long. It’s one of the city’s most revered Buddha images, along with the standing ... Read more about Wat Hat Yai Nai .

Wat Chue Chang

The elaborate Wat Chue Chang towers above the east side of downtown and symbolises the prominence of Hat Yai’s Chinese community. ... Read more about Wat Chue Chang .

Khlong Hae Floating Market

Set in Hat Yai’s quiet northern outskirts, Khlong Hae Floating Market is the only option in Southern Thailand to check out a canal-side market set up for tourism in the Central Thai archetype. ... Read more about Khlong Hae Floating Market .


With sprawling markets stuffed downtown and large shopping centres and night bazaars dotting the outskirts, Hat Yai promotes itself as a shopping destination for Southern Thailand and Northern Malaysia. The best-known market is Kim Yong, consisting of tightly packed roofed lanes spanning two floors between Phet Kasem and Supasarnrangsan roads downtown. Dried fruits, cheap electronics, ... Read more about Shopping .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Hat Yai? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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