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Places of worship in Hat Yai, Thailand

Places of worship in Hat Yai, Thailand


Places of Worship in Hat Yai


Compared to many provincial towns in Thailand, Hat Yai can claim residents and visitors who represent quite a variety of nationalities and religions.

As might be expected in Thailand, the majority of the people in Hat Yai are Thai Buddhists. However, a large proportion of Hat Yai residents are ethnic Chinese and many visitors from Malaysia and Singapore are also Chinese. Many are Buddhist but Buddhism in Hat Yai comes in several different flavours.

Mixed in with Thai Theravada Buddhism are elements of Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism and even Mahayana Buddhism from Vietnam.

Western Christians and missionaries are active in the town, and there are also quite a lot of Filipino teachers working in Hat Yai who, like most Filipinos, subscribe to Spanish Catholicism.

In addition, being located in the deep south of Thailand near the Malaysian border, there is a large Muslim population. Thus, there are several mosques in the area, including the impressive Songkhla province central mosque.


As with everything else on this site, I have not attempted to cover every single entity. I just do not have the time. I have started to list some places of worship and I will add more at a later date.

If you have information about any of these places, or wish to provide any kind of feedback, your comments would be very much appreciated.

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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. 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 - you can simply pay at the hotel when you check in. Also, 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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