Hat Yai

My new address. It’s official. I live in Thailand.

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TON NGA CHANG WATERFALL

Definitely the best thing about living in Hat Yai is Ton Nga Chang Waterfall. Seven tiers high and located in the middle of a rainforest, it is recognized as the most aesthetic waterfall in the South. The waterfall is named after the third tier, where the stream divides into two waterfalls, apparently resembling elephant tusks. “Tong Nga Chang” translates as “Ivory Tusk Falls”.

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SAMILA BEACH

Second best thing about living in Hat Yai.

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KHLONG HAE FLOATING MARKETS

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, street food stalls congregate on Hat Yai River in Khlong Hae. Thailand is famous for its floating markets; the Khlong Hae market was officially opened in August 2008 making it the first floating market in the Southern Region.

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MAHAPANYA VIDAYALAI TEMPLE

The Temple is part of an international Buddhist college (Mahapanya Vidayalai roughly translates as “University of Wisdom”). It includes a nine-storey Chinese pagoda, hundreds of golden monk statutes, and a large golden buddha. We were waiting for a tuk-tuk when a Vietnamese monk called Guan invited us to visit.

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