Hat Yai is a large Amphoe of Songkhla Province. It is 26 kilometers away from Songkhla city and 60 kilometers away from Sadao immigration checkpoint. The city is the gateway to Malaysia and Singapore and is the center of trade, logistics, communication, transportation, and tourism of the province and the region.
Hat Yai is also a shopping heaven. Kim Yong and Santisuk Markets are full of imported and local goods which are sold at amazing prices as well as incredible food that many shoppers indulge in, day and night.
The area is also home to Nakhon Hat Yai Park. The cable car rides are a must if you are in the area. Or you can always travel to Songkhla and visit Tang Guan Mountain, the old cities, or the mermaid statue at Samila Beach.