Cheap Hotels in Hat Yai Thailand.
Hat Yai (Thai: หาดใหญ่, pronounced [hàːt jàj], also Haad Yai or Had Yai) is a city in southern Thailand near the Malaysian border. Located at 7°1′N 100°28′E, it has a population of 157,359 (2008) in the city itself and about 800,000 in the greater Hat Yai area. Hat Yai is the largest city of Songkhla Province, the largest metropolitan area in Southern, and third largest metropolitan area of the country. It is often mistaken as being the capital of the province, but Songkhla is the capital and the center of administration and culture, while Hat Yai is the business center. The two cities are considered as twin cities due to their close connection, and accordingly, Hat Yai and Songkhla form the Greater Hatyai-Songkhla Metropolitan Area.
The name “Hat Yai” is a short version of “Mahat Yai”, meaning big mahat (Thai: มะหาด) tree, a relative of jackfruits in genus Artocarpus.
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Hat Yai is well known as a shopping destination for both Thais and foreigners. There are numbers of department stores and markets around the city. Kim Yong market on Supasarn Rungsan road and Suntisook Market on Nipat U-tid 1, 2 & 3 roads are among the best-known. Their main products are imported process food, cosmetics, fabrics and electric appliances. The city’s fresh market and fruit market located near the railway. Several smaller fresh market can be seen around the area.
The city has two large weekend markets, namely Asian Trade and Greenway on Kanchanavanit road. They mainly sell second-hand products, including clothes, shoes, decor and souvenirs. In addition, there are several large shopping centres in the city, including Diana, Odean, Robinson, Central, Siam Nakharin, Big C, Big C Extra, Tesco Lotus and Makro. In October 2012, Central Festival, one of the largest shopping centres in southern Thailand, is planned to open.
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