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Songkhla Travel Guide: Best Things to Do in Hat Yai, Thailand

Songkhla Travel Guide: Best Things to Do in Hat Yai, Thailand

So, a few weeks ago, I shared my experience in taking the second-class train from Bangkok to Hat Yai in Thailand. And as mentioned in the previous post, Hat Yai is probably more famous for Malaysian visitors since it’s only 4 hours by car from Penang.

Keep calm, and I’m trying to catch up with the rest of my last Indochina trip stories even though it takes more than a year to finish everything at this point! And this time, I’m going to write about some things to do around Hat Yai and Songkhla province in general.

Obviously, the city isn’t as popular as Bangkok for travelers. But is Hat Yai worth visiting? And if it is, what are the best things to do in the city? Well, I’ll share my two cents here, so read on!

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Review: Second Class Train from Bangkok to Hat Yai by Thai Railway

After I took the first-class train from Nong Khai to Bangkok, I decided to take the train again when I left the capital city to Hat Yai. It had been a while since I wanted to stop by Hat Yai in Thailand, so I was quite excited to stop by the city before returning to Malaysia.

Hat Yai is a city in Thailand that is more well-known for Malaysian visitors than the rest. Located in Songkhla province, it’s situated only a few hours by car from Penang. It’s also notable for a higher population of Malay-Muslim and Chinese-Thai citizens than the other cities in Thailand. Long story short, if there’s any city in Thailand that I could relate to my roots, that would be Hat Yai.

Apart from the train, there are also some sleeper bus services available from Bangkok to Hat Yai that you can book through Bookaway. In fact, it was also one of the options when I planned out to leave Bangkok since my first booking was canceled as the ticket to Hat Yai was sold out on my first attempt.

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