Hat Yai is the fourth largest city in Thailand and is located on the Southern Gulf Coast. The city has a cosmopolitan feel to itself that is unique to the area. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and is Southern Thailand’s commercial, shopping, and entertainment centre with excellent fine dining opportunities serving some of the most delicious seafood and a lively nightlife that make the region a popular and attractive vacation destination.

Visiting Hat Yai is an experience in itself and the city is lively and bustling at all times of the day. The weekends are especially crowded with streets packed with tourists from Malaysia and Singapore even at late hours. The best way to have a true experience o Hat Yai is by indulging in its many outdoor attractions, some of which include Hat Yai Observatory, Hat Yai Cable Car, Namtok Ton Nga Chang, and the Municipal Park. There are various shopping opportunities at the Lee Garden Plaza, Central Festival Mall, Santisuk Market and the famous Floating Market. The city also offers entertainment and amusement experiences at locations like the Ice Dome and Magic Eye 3d Museum. Just like most Thai cities, food is a significant part of the culture and Hat Yai offers delicious street side food giving you a true taste of Thailand to an exquisite fine dining experience at Regency Hotel Coffee House & Restaurant and Palm Court Restaurant. An outdoor experience is incomplete in Hat Yai without taking a tour of the Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary. Hat Yai has so much going on in its outdoors, that it is sure to keep you engaged and entertained throughout your trip.

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  1. Lee Garden Plaza

    #1 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Lee Garden Plaza

    Tags: Hotel, Restaurant, Leisure

    Address: 29 Prachatipat Road, Hat Yai 90110, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located right at the heart of the city, The Lee Garden Plaza Hotel is an upscale hotel. It offers a wholesome experience of stay, food, shopping as well as nightlife. The guestrooms are lavish, the ba...Read more

  2. Municipal Park

    #2 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Municipal Park

    Tags: Park, Monument

    Address: 445 Rd. Phetkasem. Hat. Hat Yai, Songkhla. 90110

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The most famous attraction in Hat Yai and probably well known in Thailand, Muncipal Park is recognized by its tall standing Buddha statue which greets visitors at the entrance. An icon which can be sp...Read more

  3. Floating Market

    #3 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Floating  Market

    Tags: Market

    Address: Khlong Hae, Hat Yai River, Hat Yai, Thailand

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm Details

    Quite apt to its name the market actually floats atop small boats on water. The Floating Market is located in Khlong Hae a bit away from hat yai city. It’s a nice place to rub shoulders with the...Read more

  4. Ice Dome

    #4 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Ice Dome

    Address: 445 Petchakasem Rd | Malaysia, Hat Yai 90110, Thailand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Hat Yai Ice dome is a small but brilliant attempt to recreate the Ice festival that happens in Harbin, China. The Ice Dome Hat Yai is built on the area of 800 square metres full with interesting s...Read more

  5. Magic Eye 3d Museum

    #5 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Magic Eye 3d Museum

    Tags: Museum, Photo Gallery, Specialty Museum

    Address: 1408 Kanjanavanich Rd | Greenway night market, Hat Yai, Thailand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Magic Eye 3D Museum exhibits beautiful 3D wall and floor painting in various themes. Magic Eye uses the art technique called Trompe-l’oeil. Visitors get to explore various themed galle...Read more

  6. Central Festival Mall

    #6 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Central Festival Mall

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Mall, Market

    Address: 1518, 1518/1, 1518/2, Kanjanavanich Rd, Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

    Timings: 10:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The biggest Mall in Hatyai with free parking, is one of the most favourite places of hangouts and shopping. Spanned across a whopping 250,000 sqmt the mall has 250 retail shops. With clothing, food, a...Read more

  7. Wat Hat Yai Nai

    #7 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Wat Hat Yai Nai

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Monument

    Address: Phetkasem Road | near Khlong U Taphao Bridge, Hat Yai, Thailand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    People from all over Thailand come here to pay respects to Buddha statue kept in here. The statue is 35 metres long and 15 metre and looks majestic and serene as Buddha is reclining with a tranquil sm...Read more

  8. Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol

    #8 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Punnakan Road | Ko Hong subdistrict, Hat Yai, Thailand

    Located on the outskirts of the city a one of a kind temple built entirely out of stainless steel the Maha Chedi is also called as Stainless Steel Stupa. Upon entering the temple you would notice the ...Read more

  9. Namtok Ton Nga Chang

    #9 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Namtok Ton Nga Chang

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Wildlife Sanctuary , Waterfall

    Address: Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, Amphoe Hat Yai, Songkhla

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located about 26 kms away from the city in Ton Nga Chang wildlife sanctuary the waterfalls is absolutely stunning. There are 7 levels to the waterfalls and each of them can be climbed with little or n...Read more

  10. Santisuk Market

    #10 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Santisuk Market

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Flea Market, Market

    Address: Nipat U-thit 2 Rd | Hat Yai, Hat Yai, Thailand

    Just a walking distance from Hatyai town centre, this is a small market with stalls around the main road. You can get variety of electronic goods such as CDs/DVDs, watches or electronic stuff to appar...Read more

  11. Hat Yai Cable Car

    #11 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Hat Yai Cable Car

    Tags: View Point, Entertainment, Cable Car

    Address: Kanchanawanit Road, Hat Yai, Thailand 90110

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand is a recent addition to the Hat Yai Municipal Park and has its base station located at the picturesque look-out point of the rather amazing Phra Buddha Mongkol Mahar...Read more

  12. Hat Yai Observatory

    #12 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Hat Yai Observatory

    Tags: Science Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: Kanchanawanit, Hat Yai, Thailand 90110

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The observatory is located just near to Hatyai Muncipal Park. An interesting place equipped with a lot of intriguing photos and illustrations about the planets and stars and our universe in whole. It ...Read more

  13. Salma Restaurant

    #13 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Salma Restaurant

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Prachathipat Rd, Tambon Hat Yai, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:30 pm Details

    The Salma Restaurant is among the popular and family-friendly Halal restaurant set up in an easy-breezy atmosphere. Apart from the spacious and chic indoor, the restaurant also offers seating in the s...Read more

  14. Harmony Bed & Bakery

    #14 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Harmony Bed & Bakery Image

    Tags: Hotel

    Address: 147 Moo 7 Tambon Koh Sarai, Muang, Satun, Tambon Ko Tarutao, Ko Li Pe, Chang Wat Satun 91000, Thailand

    The Harmony Bed & Bakery on the Ko Lipe Island surrounded by Andaman Sea is a three star facility that offers excellent accessibility to the Tarutao National Marine Park. Located conveniently from...Read more

  15. Chok Dee Dim Sum

    #15 of 60 Outdoors Activities in Hat Yai
    Chok Dee Dim Sum

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: 58 25 Soi Lamai Songkraw 1, ตำบล หาดใหญ่ Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 12:00 pm Details

    The Chok Dee Dim Sum is a casual and kid-friendly Thai restaurant where the dim sums are made fresh by hand. The idea of providing the unique Dim Sum with steamed steak and fresh bacon had been behind...Read more

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