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Things to do in Hat Yai 2024 | Pelago by Singapore Airlines

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Frequently asked questions

What are the top recommended foods to try in Hat Yai?
Some of the must-try dishes in Hat Yai include khao mok gai (Thai-style biryani), roti canai (Indian-influenced flatbread), and tom yum soup (spicy and sour soup with shrimp or chicken).
What are the visa requirements for visiting Hat Yai?
Most nationalities can enter Thailand visa-free for up to 30 days, but it's advisable to check the latest visa regulations before your trip.
Is it safe to drink tap water in Hat Yai?
It's recommended to drink bottled or boiled water to avoid any potential stomach issues during your stay in Hat Yai.
Are there any cultural customs or etiquette to be aware of in Hat Yai?
Visitors should dress modestly when visiting temples or religious sites, and remove their shoes before entering someone's home or a sacred place.
What are some popular day trips from Hat Yai?
Popular day trip destinations from Hat Yai include Songkhla Old Town, Ton Nga Chang Waterfall, and the floating markets of Khlong Hae.
Where can I find the best nightlife spots in Hat Yai?
Some of the best nightlife spots in Hat Yai can be found along Niphat Uthit Road, where you'll find bars, clubs, and live music venues to enjoy after dark.

About Hat Yai

Hat Yai is a bustling city located in the southern part of Thailand, known for its vibrant markets, delicious street food, and lively nightlife. The currency used in Hat Yai is the Thai Baht. The city is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Malaysia and China evident in its architecture and cuisine. Visitors can explore the bustling Kim Yong Market, visit the colorful Hat Yai Municipal Park, or take a trip to the nearby Songkhla Lake for a relaxing day out. The city is also a popular shopping destination, with malls and markets offering a wide range of products at affordable prices.

When to visit

The best time to visit Hat Yai is during the cooler months of November to February, when the weather is dry and temperatures are more comfortable. Avoid visiting during the rainy season from May to December, as heavy downpours can disrupt outdoor activities. March to April can be hot and humid, so be prepared for high temperatures if you visit during this time. The city is busiest during weekends and holidays, so plan your trip accordingly to avoid crowds. Hat Yai experiences a tropical climate, so be sure to pack light and breathable clothing to stay comfortable in the heat.

The best time to visit Hat Yai is during the cooler months of November to February, when the weather is dry and temperatures are more comfortable. Avoid visiting during the rainy season from May to December, as heavy downpours can disrupt outdoor activities. March to April can be hot and humid, so be prepared for high temperatures if you visit during this time. The city is busiest during weekends and holidays, so plan your trip accordingly to avoid crowds. Hat Yai experiences a tropical climate, so be sure to pack light and breathable clothing to stay comfortable in the heat.
Getting around

Getting around Hat Yai is easy and convenient, with options like tuk-tuks, motorbike taxis, and songthaews (shared minibuses) available for short distances. Renting a motorbike or car is also a popular choice for exploring the city and its surrounding areas. Taxis are another convenient mode of transportation, but be sure to negotiate the fare before starting your journey. Walking is a great way to explore the city center, as many attractions and markets are within walking distance of each other. Public buses are available for longer journeys outside the city.

Getting around Hat Yai is easy and convenient, with options like tuk-tuks, motorbike taxis, and songthaews (shared minibuses) available for short distances. Renting a motorbike or car is also a popular choice for exploring the city and its surrounding areas. Taxis are another convenient mode of transportation, but be sure to negotiate the fare before starting your journey. Walking is a great way to explore the city center, as many attractions and markets are within walking distance of each other. Public buses are available for longer journeys outside the city.
Traveller tips

Try the local street food at Kim Yong Market for an authentic taste of Thai cuisine. Bargain when shopping at markets to get the best deals on souvenirs and clothing. Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's strong rays. Learn a few basic Thai phrases to communicate with locals and show respect for their culture. Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas and keep your belongings secure at all times. Visit the Hat Yai Ice Dome for a unique experience in a sub-zero environment.

Try the local street food at Kim Yong Market for an authentic taste of Thai cuisine. Bargain when shopping at markets to get the best deals on souvenirs and clothing. Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's strong rays. Learn a few basic Thai phrases to communicate with locals and show respect for their culture. Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas and keep your belongings secure at all times. Visit the Hat Yai Ice Dome for a unique experience in a sub-zero environment.

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