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“freezing in hot weather country”
Review of Hatyai Ice Dome - CLOSED

Hatyai Ice Dome
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Went there few years ago and decided to go again during last trip (few days ago), the design changes each year so I don't think you will get bored for revisiting. Entrance fee is more expensive for tourist - 300 baht if you compare to their locals but still acceptable, they will provide you a winter jacket before entering the dome. Long pant, gloves and shoes (not slipper) is recommended if you plan to stay longer for more photo shoots.

Inside the dome there are 4 sessions, each session has different theme and statues, they all very beautiful and look nice with light but advised not to touch to avoid electric shot. If you are wearing shorts and slipper, you would start to feel cold and stiff on your finger after first session, try to keep yourself warm, breath normally and slowly. Try to take as many photos as possible and not to stay in the same area too long, you can come back to the entrance area or any area you like to continue photo shooting as long as you didn't walk through the exit. Otherwise I believe you will end up to enjoy at the first/second area and keep rushing for third/forth just to roughly see and get out of the freezing zone.

I enjoyed very much and definitely will visit again in the future.

5  Thank dreamer326
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Not worth your money at all. RM30 for Malaysians. Expected the ice dome to be more like I-City's but no. Just some ice sculptures plus the freezing temperature. I would give this a miss if I know earlier.

6  Thank Jolene S
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Pls prepared your own clothes for winter and make sure you wear a right shoes. The jacket they provided will not help to prevent cold. Otherwise u will wasted your money like me not even stayed inside for 5 minutes and to get out from there.

6  Thank Happy_ACE
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

You don't expect to enjoy a freezing cold of -15C temperature in a tropical hot country any where in the world. But you can have this here in Hatyai.
Yes is a freezing cold ice dome. Nice ice sculpture done by the expert from Harbin China. Worth the money (Thai B$300) you spent. It is a good preview if you want to plan a real trip to Harbin China to see the real thing!

2  Thank Chuanhock
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

1. Entrance Fee: 300THB (Jacket and Glove is provided).
2. Staying time: Depends on yourself. I stay inside for more than 30 minutes.
3. The ice sculptures is nice and well maintained.
4. Wonderful experience under -15C.
5. It would great to prepare own glove as it only provide normal glove for painting purposes.
6. Must go with covered shoes and socks.

2  Thank Ken Sheng W
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