Hat Yai Municipal Park
Hat Yai Municipal Park
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Jeff_Proulx
Pak Kret, Thailand342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Big, beautiful and lively in the evenings, this park is more than a park with a large female Buddha statue offering stunning views of the city as well as a cable car to the top of the mountain where a wat offers stunning views of the region.

The park fills up with folks from the city gather every evening to picnic near the water fountain so we recommend going in the afternoon and ending with a picnic of your own from the food stalls all over the place.

Enjoy!
Written November 30, 2020
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John K
Costa Mesa, CA2,451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Nice park, good place for jogging. The running path (red) goes around the lake and takes about 20 minutes to walk around, and is mostly shaded, which is very nice on a hot day. There's a children's playground, some food sellers, and toilets.
Written February 27, 2023
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Elaine
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Nice view at the top of the mountain . There are few Buddha statues on the mountain . About 20 mins from town area .no entrance fee . However , the road up the hill is quite narrow . Advisable to book a private car to go up rather than take tuk tuk . It closes in the evening around 6pm . Go in evening as it is not so hot and the evening view is amazing . Worth visiting .
Written September 21, 2022
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
A lot to explore in this park. I only went to the eastern side of the park where I saw the lagoon and some Hindu statues. It was a pleasant experience while walking around the municipality park.

I didn't have enough time that day so I didn’t want to visit the other tourist attractions that they offer. It was also a picnic and recreation place for some locals.

There was no entrance fee so everyone could visit.
Written November 19, 2023
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SiEJRhino
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went there at 3pm, it was hot but the scene is great. Im not a buddhist so I really didn't appreciate the statues but it is still a good place to visit in Hat Yai. Getting up there requires a Tuktuk or Grab Car.
Cable Car is just a short trip.
Written January 7, 2020
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50,883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Big Guan Yin Statue at the mid way. Top hill provides good town view at morning & evening. Cable car service is avaliable to the top hill, famous four face buddha
Written October 25, 2020
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Patrik L
Uppsala County, Sweden261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Not very much to do there, but a great view over Hat Yai. There is a temple there which I didn't visit and a cable car up a hill which I also didn't do. Probably quite hard to get to if you don't have friends in the town. Nice wak down the hill though.
Written February 2, 2020
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myloismylife
KL143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is very similar to Kuala Lumpur Lake Garden - with manmade lake, beautiful garden and lush greenery. The main attraction in this park are the Brahman shrine, Guan Yin Pavilion and statues of big belly laughing Buddha, hillside Jade Emperor and hilltop Buddha. The distance from the entrance to the hilltop is roughly 2 km.

The road to the peak of the park is tarred. But, it was an uphill and tiring task ‘climbing’ the snaky and steep road. After walking for nearly 1km, I reached the Guan Yin's Pavilion. Next, I saw a big, fat statue of laughing Buddha also known as Budai 布袋 . I walked for another 10 minutes before reaching the hilltop.

The view from the hilltop is UNBELIEVABLE!! You can see virtually the entire Hat Yai and Songkhla from here! But, I was unlucky. It was a gloomy and cloudy afternoon. I can see the cities but it was not clear enough. It must be an excellent viewpoint during clear sunny days.

Feel free to visit my photo blog & travelogue for more pictures of Hat Yai Municipal Park:
myloismylife.blogspot.com
Written September 12, 2009
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exli
Melaka13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
How much is the tuk tuk from hadyai city centre to the hat yai park? anyone got reliable tuk tuk whom I can charter to go other places as well?i will b going in November
Written October 13, 2014
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore8,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
Hatyai Municipal Park is located about 6 km from Hatyai Central. But it is very cheap to reach there. You just need to take a songthaew (white in color) at Honda building near the vicinity of Kim Yong Market and it cost only 10 bahts for the 6 km ride. If you are worried where to alight, just show a picture of Hatyai Municipal Park to your songthaew driver and he will alert you when he arrived. Alternatively, just standby to alight when you noticed the road sign indicating Kanchanawanich Rd where the Park is located. The songthaew will make a U-turn right in front of the park entrance before he continued his return journey. Admission is free and it is also free for all the attractions at the hill top. Another attraction - the Ice Dome is also located at one end of the foothill of the park. If you find Hatyai weather is too hot, you can visit the Ice Dome to have a feel of winter. Admission to Ice Dome is,however, charged.

The Municipal Park is not just a flat park. It is a hill that formed part of the Kor Hong mountain. The trek up the hill is quite steep.

There are 3 main attractions up the hill. At one side of the hill is a four faced Brahman shrine with many miniature elephants surrounding him while a huge sculpture of a hree faced elephant (Erawan) trumpeted enthusiastically towards Hatyai city. On top of the hill stands a tall standing Buddha ( Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj). At 19.9 m tall and weighing 200 tons, the imposing statue is the tallest standing Buddha in Southern Thailand. Set at the southern hill of the park is the white jade Kuan Yin Shrine and her two staturesque attendants.There is also a large Laughing Buddha nearby, reachable through the open jaws of a rather large golden cement Dragonhead, complete with large lolling golden dragon tongue. Nearby is a colourful statue of the rather fierce looking God of Business, Kwan Kung.

There is a cable car that bring you up to the standing Buddha and the Brahman shrine for about 200 bahts. When I was there it was not operational. I asked a local jogger and he said that it is easy to trek up the hill. As I was there at about 8 am, I decided to slowly walk up the hill. I followed the well maintained road that vehicles ply up the hill. It was a bit steep at the first 500 m but it was no problem for me. In fact, I found the air fresh and the atmosphere serene with all the greenery around. Half way up, I saw two cyclists halted at the roadside taking a rest. It appeared that they had problem cycling up and would have to push their bicycles up the steep road.

There were very good signboards along the way. I came up the hill from the fitness park and the first attraction I visited was the Brahman shrine. About few hundred metres from the attractions, I could hear the cracking loud burst of firecrackers. At the Brahman shrine, one visitor from Malaysia told me that he paid 200 baht for the firecrackers and set it off for good luck. I was fascinated by the enormous 3 headed elephant. It was the first time I saw such a big sculpture with 3 heads in a temple.

From the Brahman shrine, I walked for another 500 m before I reached the standing Buddha shrine. It was very windy and quiet. I was the only one walking along the road and I was a bit of scared. Nevertheless, when I reached the standing Buddha, you could see crowds of visitors mostly from Malaysia. From this hill top where the standing Buddha is, you could see the whole of Hatyai city, a good panaromic view of the city. The standing Buddha looks down at Hatyai city and giving his blessings to the people.

From this standing Buddha, I walked down a flight of stairs and reached the Kuan Yin Shrine. I took photos of the laughing buddha, the Kwan Kung statue and the Kuan Yin shrine. From the Kuan Yin shrine, I could see the golden standing Buddha looking down from the hilltop.

I walked further down and I reached the foothill of the park. There was a art gallery along the way and I went in to have a glimpse of some of the artworks.

The whole visit took me about 3 hours. The park at the foothill also has this King Rama V statue with a big pond set for visitors to peddle boats around. The place is serene and quiet and it would be a waste if you missed this Municipal Park when you are in Hatyai. You only need to spend 20 bahts for the transportation to and return. The trek up the various attractions at the hill top is interesting and worth all your time spent.
Written January 26, 2015
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