Category: Songkhla

Khlong Hae Floating Market

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On the outskirts of Hat Yai you can find Khlong Hae Floating Market. It is purpose built, but they have put in a great effort into making it authentic. Most of the vendors wear traditional clothes and they use natural containers for their food. The market is open from Friday to Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the weekends they also have free cultural performances in the evenings. The market is popular with tourists from Malaysia.

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Standing Buddha in Hat Yai

Standing Buddha

The most respected Buddha image in Hat Yai is Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj. This Standing Buddha, on a hilltop in the municipal park, is 19.90 meters high and weighs 200 tonnes. It was built on the occasion of HM The King’s 6th cycle birthday celebration in 1999. There are some fine views of Hat Yai in the valley below. This viewpoint is a popular place to go at the end of the day to watch the sunset.

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Songkhla Zoo Water Park

Songkhla Zoo Water Park

Songkhla Zoo is situated on hilltops on the outskirts of Songkhla City. The zoo was opened in 1998 and has many animals for visitors to see such as tigers, elephants, giraffes, seals, penguins and deers. The latest adition to the park is a large water park with a seven meter high water slide and a flowing river. The first picture on this page shows the water park with Songkhla City in the background. Admission for the water park is included in the ticket to the zoo, which makes it good value as a day out for a family. The price is 150 Baht for adults and 70 Baht for children.

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