Hat Yai is a city in Southern Thailand. It is near the Malaysia Border. Hat Yai is located 946 km South of Bangkok. It has a population of 158,218 in the city centre of Hat Yai and about 800,000 populations in the whole Hat Yai. Hat Yai is the largest city of Songkhla Province. It is also the largest metropolitan area in the South, and it is also the third largest metropolitan area in the country. Hat Yai is often mistaken for being the provincial capital. However, Songkhla is the capital and the centre of administration and culture while Hat Yai is the business centre of the province. Demographically, Hat Yai is a well-known country for its higher proportion of Malay-Muslim and Thai Chinese citizen than the other cities in Thailand. The population size of Hat Yai was 158,218, and it is ranked 4th in the country after Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Pak Kret.
1. Hat Yai International Airport
An international airport in southern Thailand near the city of Hat Yai. This is an important airport for Muslims on a pilgrimage to Mecca. An expansion plan is being carried out on this airport. This field is designed for 2.5 million passengers and increased to 3.56 million. In September 2015, expanded to 4.5 million capacity scheduled for completion in 2018, and 10 million in 2030.
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The best time of year to visit Medan for hot weather activity is from the end of December to mid-March. Hat Yai has no peak season and less tourist season. It's not like Phuket, for example, where there are many people between November and March. The climate in Hat Yai varies according to the season. Hat Yai has a tropical, humid climate. It is similar to other parts of Thailand. Hat Yai has only two seasons, the rainy and dry season. From May to December, it is the rainy season at Hat Yai. It is influenced by winds and rainstorms. There was a flood in Hat Yai due to heavy rain for 22 days in November with more than 317 mm of rain. From January to April it is a dry season in Hat Yai. The Vegetarian Festival celebrated once a year is a great event. It lasts for nine days and falls in late September or early October. The exact dates vary from year to year because they are based on the lunar calendar. Today, food is provided free of charge. Also, the Hat Yai Lantern Festival can also be accompanied by tourists traveling to Hat Yai. This celebration is very interesting and interesting — no need to pay for the Hat Yai Lantern Festival.
1. Hat Yai Cable Car - The Hat Yai Cable Car is one of the attractions in Hat Yai. It was officially opened on 5th December 2011 during the Kings birthday. The cable car is at the top of the Hat Yai Municipal Park. The cable car is 535-metre-long, and it is the first modern type of cable car system in Thailand. The cable car station also shares the space with the famous Bodhisattva Kuan Im and Buddha Statue on top of the hill. When you go up further at the hill top after the cable car ride, you will be at another place of worship which is the Elephant Temple or Brahman Shrine. You will see a very beautiful and large statue of a three headed elephant.
2. Hat Yai Floating Market - Hat Yai Floating Market is one of the top tourist destinations in Hat Yai. You must visit here during your stay in Hat Yai. A new experience awaits you here. You can try grilled and fried insects. There is a flea market at this place that sells everything such as clothes, foods and many more. Be sure to come here only from Friday to Sunday as for the other days; this place is close.
3. Samila Beach - It is one of the famous beaches in Hat Yai. The views await you there are very spectacular. You can see a mermaid sculpture on the beach. You can also relax and stroll around the beach. There are a restaurant, stalks and souvenir shops at the beach as well.