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Mosque in Satun province

Mosque in Satun province

 

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Mosques in Hat Yai

 

 

Introduction

Southern Thailand is home to a large Muslim population. I have read that Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala provinces in the deep south near to Malaysia have more mosques than temples.

Tourists visting Phuket and Krabi provinces will see lots of local Muslims and mosques. You will also find plenty of mosques in other southern provinces, especially Satun and Songkhla.

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Mosque Listings

The following listings just give some very basic information.

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.

Khuan Lang Mosque

Khuan Lang Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Hat Yai Nai, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3

Latitude: N 06° 59' 48.3" (N 06° 59.805')

Longitude: E 100° 25' 59.4" (E 100° 25.990')

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Comments: As you drive out through Hat Yai Nai towards the airport, this mosque is located just before the junction where you turn left for the airport.

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Majjamoh Hatyai Mosque

Majjamoh Hatyai Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Arabic lessons at Majjamoh Hatyai Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Soi 1/1, Niphat Songkhro 1 Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 1

Latitude: N 07° 00' 54.5" (N 07° 00.908')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 10.9" (E 100° 28.181')

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Comments: This small mosque is located at the end of a Soi near Hat Yai hospital and the President Hotel.

There is a sign on the main road to help people find it.

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Pakistani Mosque

Pakistani Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 58 Rattakarn Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 1

Latitude: N 07° 00' 34.4" (N 07° 00.573')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 03.5" (E 100° 28.058')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: I have always found the people at this mosque to be very friendly. That isn't always the case. While looking around a mosque in Nakhon Sri Thammarat one time, I was told very impolitely to get out. Many Muslims at the Pakistani mosque do actually come from Pakistan.

It's located in the same area as the fresh market very close to the Hatyai Holiday Hotel.

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Songkhla Province Central Mosque

Songkhla Province Central Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: Lopburiramate Road (414) between Hat Yai and Songkhla
Map: Map 2

Latitude: N 07° 04' 34.2" (N 07° 04.571')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 30.1" (E 100° 29.501')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: Due to its sheer scale this is quite an impressive building. It is located on the 'new' road between Hat Yai and Songkhla. Despite the considerable distance, it is easily visible from the Prince of Songkla University and up close it is even more impressive.

The mosque is set in a very quiet and peaceful location. Surrounded by open fields, it is close to the large canals that form part of Hat Yai's flood defence system draining rain water away from the city into Songkhla Lake. Cool, pleasant breezes blow through the mosque giving a little respite to the intense heat that is typical in southern Thailand.

It is quite isolated and there is plenty of space to park cars. I would imagine that on Fridays and Muslim holidays the mosque gets very busy. Many Muslims from other provinces make a point of visiting the mosque if they are in Songkhla province.

The mosque doesn't appear to have a name. When I asked, I was told, "mus-yit glaang jungwut songklaa" - Songkhla province central mosque.

Songkhla Province Central Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image
Songkhla Province Central Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image
Songkhla Province Central Mosque, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

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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. Agoda hotel rates are usually always the lowest and I have received good customer service, therefore I am happy to recommend the company to other people. Here is some analysis I did regarding booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

Booking.com used to be more expensive than Agoda, but when I have checked hotel prices recently I have found their rates to be quite competitive. Unlike Agoda, you don't need to pay at the time of booking with Booking.com - you can simply pay at the hotel when you check in. Also, Booking.com show you total prices whereas Agoda show you a price and then add on 17% for tax and service charge.

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.

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