Hat Yai Itinerary 1 Day

Explore the best places to visit in 1 day in Hat Yai using this travel itinerary which takes you through the top attractions in the city.

Hatyai One Day Trip Plans

Spending 1 day in Hat Yai? Refer these recently created 1 day Hat Yai travel itineraries.

A Day in Hat Yai - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Hat Yai is the fourth largest town in Thailand and is a favourite retreat amongst Malaysians and Singaporeans. The streets of Hat Yai are lined with fancy retail shops that have made this town a shopping hub. With plenty of vendors selling delicious Thai food at a very cheap price, this town is a foodie’s paradise.

Is one day enough for Hat Yai?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Hat Yai? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Hat Yai is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Hat Yai could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Hat Yai, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Hat Yai, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Hat Yai vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Hat Yai day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Hat Yai:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Hat Yai?

The average daily price for traveling in Hat Yai is USD 36. The average price of food for one day is USD 7.99. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 60.

How to Spend 1 Day in Hat Yai

A one-day trip to Hat Yai will be perfect to thoroughly explore the town. Hop onto a tuk-tuk, that is a motorcycle taxi and wander to the best attractions in town. Below is the best way to make the most of your 24 hours in Hat Yai.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast of Dim Sum at one of the most well-known restaurants in Hat Yai called Chok Dee Dim Sum. The Asian cuisines served here will take your taste buds on a feast. After a hearty breakfast, head towards the Hat Yai Municipal Park. This is a hilly area which has many larger than life statues. These include a 65 feet tall Buddha, many golden elephants, a four-face Brahma statue, and a white statue of Guan Yin. The prime attraction of the park is the recently started cable car. Opt to ride in the gondola and you will be treated to panoramic views of the park as well as the entire town. This park would easily occupy your 2 to 3 hours.

For lunch, you must try Hat Yai’s street food. Offering a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes, these food stalls will definitely leave you licking your fingers. One such recommended food joint is Chen Longboat noodle house. Later in the day, head towards Wat Hat Yai Nai - the best local temple in town. Here, you will be able to witness the third largest reclining Buddha. This massive statue along with the shrine will leave you spellbound.

As the sun starts leaning towards the west, lead yourself to the Hat Yai’s local floating market. This buzzing market will certainly compel you to go on a shopping spree. From clothes, bags, shoes, to fresh fruits, you will find it all here. The prime feature of this floating market is the food served along the banks of a small canal. Vendors line up their boats and offer a wide range of food items that are not only delicious but also reasonably priced. Do try the lip-smacking grilled and fried insects served here.

Although not very touristy, Hat Yai has the potential to entertain you for a day. Refer to this 1 day in Hat Yai itinerary to have a fun-filled day-trip.

Hat Yai travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Hat Yai guidelines for your one day trip in Hat Yai:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Hat Yai sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Hat Yai?

Since you have only 24 hours in Hat Yai, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Hat Yai for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Hat Yai if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Hat Yai

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Hat Yai and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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