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Lantern festival in Hat Yai, Thailand

Lantern festival in Hat Yai, Thailand


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Hat Yai Visitors' Guide Site Map



  • About Me
  • About This Site
  • Advertising And Affiliates Disclaimer


  • Caveat
  • This Site
  • Visitors to this Site
  • Hat Yai
  • Feedback
  • Orientation - Map of Hat Yai
  • GPS Coordinates
  • Alternative Place Names
  • Photos
  • Old Hat Yai
  • What Hat Yai Isn't
  • People
  • Weather
  • When To Go
  • Hat Yai Year by Year

Hat Yai Year By Year

  • Introduction
  • The 2005 Farang Invasion of Hat Yai
  • The 2006 Malaysian Invasion of Hat Yai
  • The 2007 Demise of Hat Yai
  • 2007 Engineering Works
  • January 2008 Update
  • May 2010 Update
  • December 2011 Update
  • July 2012 Update
  • November 2013 Update
  • 2014 - The year of another big slowdown
  • 2015 - Another quiet year?




Things To Do


  • Baan Pru Floating Market
  • Gim Yong Market
  • Greenway Market
  • Hat Yai Floating Market
  • Hat Yai Fresh Market
  • Hat Yai Nai Market
  • Hat Yai Nai Sunday Market
  • Khaochaison Floating Market (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
  • Klong Hair Floating Market
  • Klong Nga Saturday Market
  • Night Market
  • Songkhla Sunday Market
  • Suntisuk Market
  • Yun Yong Market


  • Personal Impressions
  • Practical Information

Thale Noi

  • Thale Noi Introduction
  • Private Accommodation
  • Visitor Centre Accommodation
  • Getting There
  • Bird Photography
  • Bird Identification
  • Tourism
  • Nightlife
  • Annoyances
  • Food
  • April 2009 Update
  • March 2010 Update
  • February 2015 Update
  • More Photos and Comments


  • Places of natural beauty around Hat Yai
    • Head for the hills
    • Songkhla Zoo
    • Songkhla
    • Tone Nga Chang Waterfall
    • Phattalung
    • Thale Noi
    • Nok Nam Khu Khut Park
    • Thale Ban National Park
    • Lum Pum



  • Warning!
  • Introduction
  • The Cleaning Up of Hat Yai
  • Bars
  • Live Music
  • Cinema
  • Prostitution In Hat Yai
  • Prostitution Prices In Hat Yai
  • Kate 8 (Thai: Kate Bpairt)
  • Patpong-style Sex Shows
  • Highbrow Culture
    • Hansa Plaza Katoey Cabaret
    • Kiss Channel
    • Pink Lady Complex
    • Post Laser Disc
    • Sakura Hotel Hostess Café
    • The Pubb
    • The Star
    • The Swan

Hazards and Annoyances

  • Introduction
    • Blocked Pavements (Sidewalks)
    • Diseases Of The Night
    • Mosquito Borne Diseases
    • Motorbikes
    • Muggings and Burglaries
    • Guns and Shootings
    • Natural Dangers
    • Noise
    • Parking
    • Rip Offs and Scams
    • Road Accidents
    • Wildlife


  • Introduction
  • Festivals in Hat Yai
    • Vegetarian Festival
    • Chinese New Year
    • Loy Gratong
    • New Year
    • Christmas
    • Songkran
    • Hat Yai Lantern Festival

Living In Hat Yai

  • Introduction
  • Why Live In Hat Yai?
  • Living In Hat Yai
    • Accommodation
    • Book Shops In Hat Yai
    • Couriers
    • Electricity and Power Plugs
    • Expat Community
    • Hat Yai District Hall (Amphoe)
    • Hat Yai Tourist Police
    • Internet and E-mail
    • Laundry
    • Libraries In Hat Yai
    • Phone Calls
    • Photo Processing
    • Post Offices In Hat Yai
    • Shoe Doctor
    • Songkhla Immigration Office
    • Teaching English
    • Translation Services
    • Travel Agents

Penang Visa Run

  • What is a Visa Run?
  • Transportation from Hat Yai to Penang
  • Immigration and Customs
  • Arriving in Penang
  • Finding Accommodation
  • Lying and Cheating
  • Annoyances
  • Taxis
  • Georgetown
  • Penang Island
  • Things To Do
  • Shopping
  • The Thai Consulate
  • Visa Agents
  • Returning to Thailand


Images Of Hat Yai

  • Some random images that I have taken in Hat Yai over the years


  • Brief Introduction
  • People
  • Seafood
  • Things To Do
  • Accommodation



Places Of Worship

Insurgency In Southern Thailand

  • Brief Background
  • Hat Yai
  • Saturday 16th September 2006
  • Sunday 17th September 2006
  • What Now?
  • The Solution
  • Saturday 31st March 2012
  • Security In Hat Yai


  • Some e-mail comments I have received



  • Some frequently asked questions about Hat Yai

Suggested Itineraries

  • Introduction
  • Tour Or Independent Travel?
    • One night
    • One night and one day
    • One weekend
    • More than a weekend
    • Other suggestions

Events Calendar

  • Month by month listings of events taking place in Hat Yai this year

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, normally allows you to pay when you check in at the hotel. Some people prefer this method, but I have always found 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.

Images of Thailand

Images of Thailand