Hat Yai Travel Guide, Thailand
If you're looking for an exciting place to go in Thailand, which is a far cry from your average tourist attractions, then Hat Yai is the place to be. Hat Yai is a simple yet modern city on the railway between Malaysia and Singapore.
Hat Yai had very humble beginnings and at one time most people wouldn't have even given it a second glance, but that all changed in the early 1960's. It was at this time that Hat Yai became a desired place for people to do business in being near the border of Malaysia. When the railway was built, it was a single track, but this track connects to two tracks, which are coming from the shores of Malaysia.
The makeup of the people in Hat Yai consists of a very large percentage of Islamic citizens combined with native Chinese of various ethnicities. Since this boom hit Hat Yai, it has had a wealth of businesses arriving there.
These businesses open and thrive on all the visitors and tourists who come in constantly each weekend to Hat Yai.
Hat Yai has some fine restaurants for dining and great motels for resting. Although it has become a great base for businessmen to conduct meetings and close deals, the biggest thing attracting people to Hat Yai is shopping. At night, when the visitors are out shopping, the city is lit up. There is a bit of euphoria felt by both tourists and shopkeepers as well.
Hat Yai doesn't have much to offer regarding cultural attractions, but since it has numerous means of transportation available, it allows entry into the Deep South, thus promoting further exploration of this area. Along with the rail yard, which opened in the early 1960's, Hat Yai has opened Hat Yai International Airport. Most tourists come quite often by boats; however, if they choose to explore points further down, they will have to go either by rail or by air.
If you visit Hat Yai the possibilities for you to have an enjoyable stay are very promising. The various dining, shopping, and accommodation facilities will make your stay a very relaxing one. Even if you are sad when you leave, as it happens with every vacation when the time comes to go home, you can always come back.