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  • Places Of Worship Site Map [more]
  • Introduction [more]
    • Catholic Church [more]
    • Haadyai Christian Church [more]
    • Haadyai City Church [more]
    • Hat Yai Assembly of God Church [more]
    • Hatyai Baptist Church [more]
    • Hatyai City Church [more]
    • House of the Lord Church (NOW CLOSED) [more]
    • Romyen Had Yai Church [more]
    • Sangangam Church [more]
    • Seventh-Day Adventist Church [more]
 

 

Church in Hat Yai, Thailand

Church in Hat Yai, Thailand

 

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Churches in Hat Yai

Introduction

The first point to make is that I'm not at all religious. If I had to label myself as being the follower of any religion it would probably be Buddhism. However, I regard Buddhism as a philosophy in life and not as an organised religion per se. For me, the best place to follow Buddhist teaching is in my heart and mind, not in a temple. The reason for creating this page is that quite a few people search for churches in Hat Yai.

The predominant religion in Thailand is Buddhism. Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion of all, and there is great respect among Buddhists for followers of other religions. When King Mongkut (Rama IV) first opened Thailand up to the outside world he invited foreign missionaries into the country and listened carefully to what they had to say.

Missionaries were given land on which to build churches and allowed to spread their message. A few Thais have converted to Christianity, but not that many.

There are Catholic schools in Hat Yai run by Thai Catholic priests and nuns. At these schools, however, you will find that the vast majority of students are Buddhist. Some are Muslim and a few Christian. Thai Christian students are usually Christian because their parents have converted.

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Church Listings

The following listings just give some very basic information. I can probably help you with locations, but I can't answer questions about the specific doctrine of any particular church or anything technical regarding theology.

If you have any information about any of the places of worship listed here, I would be very happy to add it. You can contact me by sending an e-mail.

Catholic Church

Catholic Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Thamanoonvithee Road, next to Saengthong School
Telephone: +66 (0)74 245195
Fax: +66 (0)74 225353
Website: Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Map: Map 4

Latitude: N 07° 00' 17.2" (N 07° 00.287')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 34.9" (E 100° 28.582')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: One map I have says the church at this location is called 'Our Lady of Lourdes Church' (which sounds very Catholic). The English sign outside just says Catholic Church, but the Thai script does appear to use a poor transliteration of Lourdes.

It is located right next door to Saengthong School, which is a Catholic boys' school run by Catholic priests. There is also a Catholic girls' school in Hat Yai (Thidanukhro School) run by Catholic sisters. The vast majority of students attending these schools are Buddhist.

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Haadyai Christian Church

Haadyai Christian Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Phetkasem Road, near to Gim Yong market
Map: Map 1

Latitude: N 07° 00' 35.5" (N 07° 00.592')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 10.8" (E 100° 28.180')

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Comments: I thought all churches were Christian? This one is located near Gim Yong market, the fresh market and the clock tower.

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Haadyai City Church

Haadyai City Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 343 Thamanoonvithee Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Telephone: +66 (0)74 235775
Map: Map 4

Latitude: N 07° 00' 18.8" (N 07° 00.313')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 55.8" (E 100° 28.930')

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Comments: Our Sunday services start at 10:15 and finish at 12 noon with a free lunch. The service is in Thai but there is translation for foreigners. We are an evangelical church welcoming all visitors from all over the world. We have Africans, Indonesians, Americans as well as a Kiwi attending! Please feel free to join us.

Thanks, Mitch

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Hatyai Baptist Church

Hatyai Baptist Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Hat Yai Baptist Church - Click for larger image

Address: Niphat Songkhro 1 Road, Soi 9, near Jiranakorn sports stadium
Telephone: +66 (0)74 233700
Mobile: +66 (0)81 536 6299
Map: Map 1

Latitude: N 07° 01' 10.2" (N 07° 01.170')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 11.2" (E 100° 28.187')

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Comments: The Sunday schedule is as follows:

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Morning prayer
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Worship time
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Bible class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Group Ministry

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Hatyai City Church

Hatyai City Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Behind Big C Extra
Map: Map 2

Latitude: N 07° 01' 30.7" (N 07° 01.511')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 59.3" (E 100° 28.988')

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Comments: This Christian house of worship is located overlooking the canal at the back of Big C Extra (formerly Carrefour).

Unfortunately, I have no details regarding the denomination of Christianity practiced there or service schedules, etc.

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Hat Yai Assembly of God Church

Assembly of God Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 108/6 Soi Prombuut Uthit, Tanon Anusornarjantong, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2

Latitude: N 07° 01' 44.2" (N 07° 01.737')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 31.3" (E 100° 28.522')

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Comments: This church is outside of central Hat Yai, located near the Klong Hair district where you will find the floating market.

It is tucked away right at the end of a very quiet Soi, and quite difficult to find. It is also difficult for me to explain how to get there. I have provided GPS coordinates. If you have a SatNav device, just plug these coordinates in and it will take you there. You can also use these coordinates with Google Maps to see a street map or satellite view.

As well as a service on Sundays there are activities on Tuesdays and Fridays. The woman I spoke to, who appears to live there, said they organise activities for teenagers.

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House of the Lord Church

The House of the Lord Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 104/14 Soi 15/2 Phetkasem Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2

Latitude: N 07° 01' 02.2" (N 07° 01.036')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 06.5" (E 100° 29.108')

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Comments: From the outside this church looks just like a house, but don't be fooled by external appearances. From the outside the TARDIS looked just like a police box.

It is located at the end of a small Soi a short distance from the Bangkok Hat Yai hospital.

Update: When I went to check out The Bless Residence I walked to the end of the Soi, where this church was located, to see if it was still there. It wasn't. I therefore believe that the TARDIS has now been transported to another time and space dimension.

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Romyen Had Yai Church

Romyen Had Yai Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Romyen Had Yai Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Chaiyakul Pattana Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4

Latitude: N 07° 00' 01.1" (N 07° 00.018')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 32.7" (E 100° 28.545')

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Comments: This small church, which looks just like a regular house from the outside, also bills itself as a 'Missionary Mission Training Center'. I don't know where the missionaries come from or where they are sent to pass on the teachings of the Lord.

The location is quite near Diana Department Store.

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Sangangam Church

Sangangam Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 1949, Moo 6, Kuan Lung, Airport Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Mobile: +66 (0)91 847 1170
Map: Map 4

Latitude: N 06° 57' 00.8" (N 06° 57.013')

Longitude: E 100° 24' 57.8" (E 100° 24.963')

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Comments: This church (again, it looks just like a regular house or commercial building) is located on the airport road a few kilometres before you arrive at the airport.

On Sunday there is a bible reading class from 09:00 to 10:15, a prayer session from 10:30 to 11:45, a sharing session from 11:45 to 12:30 and more prayers between 20:00 and 21:00.

The pronunciation is obvious if you read Thai, but the English transliteration is highly confusing and I can guarantee that English speakers who don't read Thai will get the pronunciation wrong.

The second and third syllables start with the 'ngor ngoo' consonant, which is difficult for most English speakers. The pronunciation is something like this:

sa-ngaa-ngaam

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 3 Chokesaman 4, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Website: Hatyai SDA Church
Facebook: Hatyai Seventh-day Adventist Church
Map: Map 1

Latitude: N 07° 00' 30.5" (N 07° 00.509')

Longitude: E 100° 27' 56.7" (E 100° 27.946')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: This church may be a little tricky to find. It is near Koke Samaan Kuun temple. There is a map on their web page. From central Hat Yai, go over the railway bridge towards Hat Yai Nai. Just as you cross the bridge (past the police station) do a U-Turn and then turn left.

You will see a temple on your left. Turn right and go into the road opposite the temple entrance. Turn right and you should see the church on the right. It's just a small building.

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Get The Best Deal On Your Hat Yai Hotel Room

Listed opposite are some of my personal recommendations for hotels in Hat Yai based on budget. I have lived permanently in Hat Yai since 2003 and my recommendations are based on a lot of local knowledge.

Each link will take you to the relevant page on the Agoda website where you can see photos, read reviews, and book on-line. I use Agoda to book all of my own hotels in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. Every time I research hotel prices the Agoda price is always the lowest and I have received good customer service, therefore I am happy to recommend the company to other people.

If you don't wish to pay for your hotel at the time of booking, Booking.com normally allows you to pay when you check in at the hotel. Some people prefer this method, but I have always found Booking.com to be more expensive than Agoda.

If you want to compare prices between different on-line travel agents (OTAs) for a specific hotel, you can use a company such as HotelsCombined. However, you will normally find that Agoda is the cheapest and therefore you can save yourself time and money by just booking through Agoda in the first place.

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