"Can't avoid the place !" Hat Yai by sourbugger

Hat Yai Travel Guide: 379 reviews and 718 photos

Stopover city

It has to be said that Hai yat is not the prettiest of cities.

There is not a great deal to do unless you are a malaysian / singaporean looking for some cheap legover.

Despite this handicap and the revolting 1950's style architecture around the place many thousands pass through the pplace as it is something of a transport crossroads.

I therefore have tried to searchout a few diversions in this city - my attempts feature below,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Useful transport interchange
  • Cons:Concrete jungle on speed
  • In a nutshell:How long is it to the next train ?
  • Last visit to Hat Yai: Aug 2003
  • Intro Written Sep 28, 2003
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    I really enjoyed your direct comment about this place and factual information. Great presentation pictures.

  • Sep 15, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    it would have been best not to mention about the bull fighting in hat yai if you intend to adopt the attitude that on moral grounds you do not wish to provide the venue details. your cause would have been best served by not mentioning about it at all.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 5:27 AM

    Hello, Neil! ><>< Thanks for another interesting page! ><><><><><><><><

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    Wonderful Hat Yai travel page with excellent travel tips especially on transportation. New monastery seems an interesting place to visit. It has been ages since we last visit Hat Yai. Hope to visit the town again in the near future. ~ho & pang

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    It must have been fascinating to watch the monks at their daily routine...I had no idea they began so young in this tradition!Thanks for the tips....and Merry Christmas!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10 AM

    Great pages as usual. I'm not sure I would last too long as a monk with that no touching a woman rule.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    What an "eye opener"! Loved the description of the Monks playing the game yet being immediately obedient when it came to education. I agree, it's god awful architecture. Thanks for the usual smile when I read your pages.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:22 AM

    Again one of your pages has made me smile as I eat my lunch-time sandwich, while still having plenty of practical info too. But you need to update a shopping tip - as an NUFC fan I must point out that Michael Owen is no longer a Liverpudlian footballer ;)

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 4:28 AM

    Interesting tips on Hat Yai. Another place in Thailand that is worth seeking out. Trying to get away seems to be the problem.

  • Bangkokjoe's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2006 at 8:19 AM

    No worries on the bull fights. They usually only last 15 seconds before one pegs it out the ring. P.S. I helped build the Tesco Lotus. Sorry about that. But they do sell Heinz Salad Cream.

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