Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hat Yai - หาดใหญ่ - 2 Days 1 Night -

This year I went to Thailand twice! (^▽^)
The first one was on February 2016, I went to Bangkok and Pattaya. 
This time I went to Hat Yai for only 2D1N with 2 of my friends! 
Last minute planning. LOL!!
My friends and I went to Hat Yai on weekeend. 

We took Alisan Golden Coach Express to Hat Yai on Friday, 11.30pm.
The bus come with POWER PLUG, FREE WIFI and BLANKET!!! 
It provides comfort seating to us. 
The bus ticket from KL to Hat Yai cost RM60.00 for one way.
After finishing work, we rushed to KL sentral having our dinner and took KLIA Transit to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan
The ticket to BTS cost RM6.50 for one way. 

The view inside KLIA Transit.

In the morning, we arrived at Bukit Kayu Hitam Customs & Immigration Checkpoint. We got down from the bus, line up, got our passport checked by the officer & filled in the Thai Immigration Arrival-Departure Card. 
Once finish, walk over to other side and look for our bus.
Luckily it was not too crowded. What a relief! O(≧▽≦)O

Then we reached Sadao Immigration & Checkpoint.
We got down from the bus, line up, got our passport chopped and submitted the Thai Immigration Arrival Card. From the border, we pass by Danok and it took an hour to reach Hat Yai town.

The distance between Bukit Kayu Hitam and Sadao.

Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai 

We reached at Alisan Golden Coach, we walked from there to our hotel, Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai. It only took around 5 minutes of walking. 

The distance between Alisan Golden Coach & Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai.

I booked one Standard Twin d Room (2 single beds) from We paid during check in. We request early check in, luckily they prepared the room for us so that we can put down our luggage in the room to start our Hat Yai journey.  

The room cost THB900.90 (MYR105.00) for 3 person, one night stay. The room is quite big, nice and clean room. Seems that the room can fit a lot of people!!! 

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The front view of the hotel.

The room view.

The room view.

The view from window. Morning!!! ╰(▔∀▔)╯

Chok Dee Dim Sum

The distance between Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai & Chok Dee Dim Sum.

We decided to went to Chok Dee Dim Sum for our breakfast. 
It took around 15minutes of walking from our hotel to the destination.

Chok Dee Dim Sum is one of the places we need to go when we at Hat Yai. 
It famous among their citizens. 
The dim sums have variety of choices, each dim sums cost THB20. 
The taste of dim sums are ok ok only but really cheap.
 They even serve Bak Kut Teh, it cost THB120.

Their style of serving dim sum different from our Malaysia. 
Malaysia dim sum restaurant they will steamed the dim sum first, bring to our table and let us choose.
Chok Dee Dim Sum here, we choose the dim sum first then they will steamed it and bring to our table. 

The Bak Kut Teh.

Dim Sum : THB20 x 10 = THB200
Bak Kut Teh = THB120
Chrysanthemum Tea (in a pot) = THB50

Rice : THB10 x 3 = RM30
TOTAL = THB400 for 3 person

Phra Phutthamongkol Maharat, Standing Buddha

The distance between Chok Dee Dim Sum & Hat Yai Municipal Park.

Then we went to Phra Phutthamongkol Maharat (Standing Buddha), another unique part of the city, which located at Municipal Park Hat Yai by Tuk Tuk, THB200 for 3 person. 
When we reached the park, we took mini bus to Standing Buddha, THB20 per person (go and back).
This Standing Buddha is on top of the hill. It is popular recreation place for residents and tourists.  
We get to see the breathtaking view of the city from here. 
Beside the Buddha got cable car, it connect to the Four-Faced Buddha Shrine.

The breathtaking view of Hat Yai city. Do you saw statue of Guan Yin?
The view here very nice. The weather very good~ Windy~~ Peaceful~~~♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡

Phra Phutthamongkol Maharat (Standing Buddha)

Phra Phutthamongkol Maharat (Standing Buddha)

Phra Phutthamongkol Maharat (Standing Buddha)

Coca Cola in glass!!! THB20

Cable car to Four-Faced Buddha Shrine. We didn't went for the cable car because it quite expensive and the distance quite short only.

Hat Yai Cable car to Four-Faced Buddha Shrine.

Big C Extra

Is time for snacks shopping time!!! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
Big C is famous for their cheap snacks and other items. 
We took a Tuk Tuk from Hat Yai Municipal Park to Big C Extra, THB100 for 3 person. CHEAP!!! 
(If want to find cheap Tuk Tuk, make sure do some negotiation with the driver.)

The distance between Hat Yai Municipal Park & Big C Extra.

 Seaweed (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡

Lay chips ( ◡‿◡ ♡)

Lay chips (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

Rilakkuma (≧◡≦) ♡

Pocky (♡˙︶˙♡)

Tom yum seafood instant noodles( ´∀`)ノ~ ♡

Klonghae Floating Market

After Big C, we took Tuk Tuk again went to Klonghae Floating Market, THB120.
It is a famous floating market located in Thanon Klonghae Hat Yai. The journey took about 15 minutes to reach. 

At the entrance to the floating market we will saw some stalls on our left and right.
Then we saw a bridge. From the bridge we saw the floating market on our left. 
There are many kind of traditional Thai foods. The floating market open on the weekends, start from 3pm.

The distance between Big C Extra and Khlong Hae Floating Market.

Asean Night Bazaar

The distance between Khlong Hae Floating Market & Asean Night Bazaar.

Is time for night time!!! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
We took another Tuk Tuk from Khlong Hae Floating Market to Asean Night Bazaar, THB300 for 3 person.
Our final destination for that day.

There are many things available for sale here such as clothes, watches, wallets shoes, bags,handphone accessories, foods and etc. Good for budget shopping.

After that we walked went back to our hotel. 
Due to too much of taking Tuk Tuk, we decided to walk back to our hotel since it quite near to Asean Night Bazaar.  (ᗒᗨᗕ)

The distance between Asean Night Bazaar & Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai.


Kim Yong Market

The distance between Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai & Kim Yong Market .


Our journey is coming to the END! Our final destination is KIM YONG MARKET!

Hat Yai Morning Market!
We went there by walking and reached there around 7am.
They sell variety of vegetables, fruits, snacks, seafood, anchovies, shrimps, cashews, almonds, powders and more. 
They also even have morning breakfast foods!

Time to departure to go back to Kuala Lumpur! 
Our schedule back to Kuala Lumpur is at 9am.


- KL to Hat Yai Bus Tickets (2 ways) RM120

Conversation rate THB100 = 11.70

- Red Planet Hotel Hat Yai THB300.30
- Tuk Tuk to Municipal Park THB66.50
- Mini Bus to Standing Buddha THB20
- Tuk Tuk to Big C Extra THB33.50
- Tuk Tuk to Floating Market THB40
- Tuk Tuk to Asean Night Bazaar THB100 ..............TOTAL : THB560.30/RM65.50