A Guide To Municipal Park Hat Yai

Municipal Park Hat Yai

Famous as the Park of Happiness, Municipal Park Hat Yai is one of the fascinating attractions in Hat Yai city, which is a prominent city in Southern Thailand and the third biggest metropolitan in the country. The park is the city’s jewel that features religious, natural, and cultural attractions. It’s based on Kanchanawanit Road and spans around the mountain known as Khao Kho Hong, which is known for its scenic beauty. The park encompasses an extensive area that offers you plenty of exciting activities, such as a cable car ride with breathtaking views of the city. It is also home to religious sculptures, such as a massive golden Standing Buddha, a jade statue of Guan-yin, and a magnificent four-faced Brahma Statue. So, if you wish to explore the enchanting park during your Thailand holidays, check out this informative guide to Municipal Park Hat Yai.

Things to do / Highlights

Kho Hong, Hat Yai District, Songkhla, Thailand - panoramio (10)
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View the statue of Thai King Rama V

The sprawling courtyard in Hat Yai Municipal Park is home to the majestic statue of King Rama V sitting on his royal throne. Get to know about its royal benevolence as you admire the statue. Learn that UNESCO has honored His Majesty as a crucial person on the globe.

Go for a cable car ride

The thrilling adventure of commuting through a cable car ride is sure to amuse you and gift you scenic views of the greenery and city landscapes. So, make sure you venture out for an exciting cable car ride at Municipal Park Hat Yai.

Watch Phra Phuttha Mongkol Maharaj

Be pleased to watch the biggest image of Buddha in the south of the park. The elegant brass casting imparts it an eye-catching appearance. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great named the sacred statue The Auspicious Buddha, which stands for great fortune.

Visit Hat Yai Astrology Science Science Learning Center (Observatory)

Take your kids to Hat Yai Astronomy Science Learning Center to acquaint them with various fascinating scientific and astronomical displays. Touring through the observatory will provide your kids an out-of-the-box experience. It features star domes, exhibition rooms, and a cinema that helps encourage imagination and enrich the knowledge of kids. It serves as the best source of astronomy, too.

Know about Bodhisattva Kuan Yin

Admire the sacred sculpture of Quan Yin Bodhisattva of Mercy as you tour through the park. It is the biggest structure in Thailand that soars 9.9 meters (32.48 feet) high. Learn about the sacred structure and pay respect.

What to eat

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Bon Khao Restaurant

Please your taste buds with delicious food at Bon Khao Restaurant, a pleasant food establishment in Hat Yai Park. It offers a wide variety of dishes, which includes fresh seafood, fish, chicken, rice, ice-cream, chocolate drinks, and other delicacies. As you get tired exploring the scenic park, rest your weary feet in the restaurant. Order your favorite refreshments and relish them leisurely while watching scenic sky views.

Family Shabu & Izakaya restaurant

Are you craving for Japanese fare? If yes, make sure to visit Family Shabu & Izakaya restaurant in Hat Yai city during your excursion in Hat Yai Park. It’s just 12-minute drive away from the park. The Japanese food establishment here boasts a spacious, pleasant setting that beckons you to please your taste buds with a variety of delicious Japanese food specialties. Sit back in the inviting space of the restaurant, order your favorite Japanese dish, and satisfy your craving and appetite after a long tiring day at the Hat Yai Park.

Travel tips

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Get hat and umbrella to protect yourself from heat

Carry an umbrella and hat along with you while exploring the park as the weather can be extremely hot. So, protect your head, face, and body from the harsh sun rays with an umbrella or hat while you explore the park.

Seasonal highlights - Lantern Festival

Hat Yai Municipality, in collaboration with Thailand’s Tourism Authority, organizes the enchanting and colorful Lantern Festival. It focuses on the lovely colors and the elegance of the lamp sculptures on display that reflect Thai and regional culture. People celebrate the lantern festival every year, and the official website of the park announces exactly the time of the year for the celebrations. So, plan your trip to Municipal Park Hat Yai during the time of the lantern festival and enjoy all the festivities.

How to get there

Kho Hong, Hat Yai District, Songkhla, Thailand - panoramio (8)
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By car

Reach Hat Yai from Bangkok by driving a car along Petchkasem Road via Highway 4.

By train

The availability of daily domestic train facilities from Bangkok to Hat Yai enables you to reach Hat Yat easily by boarding a train. Also, there exist international routes, such as Bangkok – Butter Hat Yai – Kuala Lumpur.

By flight

The air route also connects various areas to Hat Yai. Daily flight service from Bangkok to Hat Yai available, and it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes with Orient Thai, Thai Airways, Air Asia, and Nok Air to reach your desired destination.

By bus

Catch an air-conditioned bus from Southern Bus Terminal to reach your destination in Hat Yai. The bus service is available daily for your convenience.

Municipal Park Hat Yai Information

Hat Yai (18)
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Municipal Park Hat Yai

Address: Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Official website: Municipal Park Hat Yai

Department of tourism: Tourism Thailand

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