Activities in Hat Yai

Aside from being the second largest city in Thailand, Hat Yai is also the transportation hub for all of southern Thailand. Because of this traveling to and from Hat Yai is quite easy and you will find a very diverse and eclectic mix of visitors and residents in the city, making it unique among Thai cities. You can find shopping and dining experiences to please any traveler and there are a variety of hotels and restaurants catering to Westerners as well as Asians.

One of the favorite activities for visitors to Hat Yai is shopping and its no wonder as this city has some wonderful markets and department stores, all with bargains to be found. The department stores have fixed prices and some good bargains can often be had, but shopping in the outdoor markets is infinitely more fun and rewarding since you can haggle with the shop owners and make your own price.

A second favored activity for visitors is bird watching, because Hat Yai has many migrant birds that travel through the area as well as quite a few species of resident birds อนิเมะซับไทย. White throated Kingfishers are in town during May and it is said you can see them outside the local Tesco where they breed and make their nests. Songkla University has many different varieties of birds on its campus thanks to the open spaces, trees and bushes to be found there.

Many of the Malaysian visitors love to go and see the Bottle Temple which is made from bottles positioned uniformly around the structure of the building. You can also spend some time relaxing by the pond at the rear of the temple where they breed catfish.

Southern Thailand is also famous for its Bullfighting, which is substantially different from Spanish bullfighting. Here in Hat Yai they have bullfights every first Saturday of the month and people come from all around to see the bulls battle with each other in a contest of strength. You will also find that many of the spectators battle with each others coin as gambling over these matches is quite common.

One final unique attraction in Hat Yai is the annual Dove Singing contest which attracts Dove lovers not just from Thailand and Malaysia, but in fact from all over Asia. The doves are judged on their melody, pitch, continuity of singing and the volume of their song. If you are a bird lover then this can be a very fun way to spend an afternoon.

As you can see there are many diverse activities to pursue in Hat Yai and I have only scratched the surface here. You can also find many temples to visit, parks and beaches, great food from many different cultures and the excitement brought by the blending of so many different peoples in this border town.

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