HAD YAI, Thailand

Phone code 074, $1US=32B, Nov 13, 2007

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South end of Thailand and the border town with Malaysia.

The train line runs from N to S. The main part of the town is on E side of the rail. The main street, Thamanoonvithee runs from the train station to E. We call this as "the main street" in this page.

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Information Office TAT: Niphat Uthit 3, soi 2, T243-747, tatsgkhl@tat.or.th, S of the town. Next to the police station on Niphat Uthit 3, From the train station, go E on the main street. Turn right at the Ocean Shopping center. go down until you see a police station. free maps available but not much for the info of Hatyai.
$ Bank: many in town. specially on Niphat Uthit 2 & 3 N from the main road. The bank of the best rate is Standard Chartered on Niphat Uthit 2.
M0 Main Post Office: Niphat Songkhrao 1 Road, N of the town. 15 min walk from the center.
M1 Post Office: Rattakarn Rd. just S from the first bridge, N from the train station.M-F8:30-16:30 Sa9-12:00 Poste Restante is available
P Tourist Police: Sripoovanart Road. Walk S from the TAT and turn right at the Sripoovanart road(big road) then walk W 2 blocks.
H Medical Rajyindee Hospital: on Rajyindee Rd. N from the Sripoovanart Rd. SE of the town.
Hp Pharmacy: Many in town
s Supermarket: Odean Shopping Mall 2F. 10:30-21:30 This shopping center has food court and movie theatre.
s Robinson/Top Shopping center: Just SE from the train station. food court. 10:30-21:00, Daidomon, KFC
la Laundry : #77 Niphat Uthit 1, machine wash 40B/load Dry 30B

Transport
OX Oriental Thai: T074-25-0911, 5:30-18:00
T Train Station: W of the town. luggage(6-18:00) 30B/day
To South bound(My):
Penang(Butterworth) 6:18(a/c 2nd class sleeper
322B), 14:50(2nd seat 180B)
For other trains, click Schedule

To East: Sungai Kolok: local 6:30(9:50), 8:10(12:30), 12:50(17:35) Express 5:42(10:20), 7:10(10:40)
Fares: Some trains require supplement. See Supplement info
BKK(15-20hrs) 3rd-chair fan/ac-339/439B, 2rd-chair fan/ac 535/675B, fan-berth upper/lower 555/605B, 2nd-a/c-berth 855/8945B, 1st a/c berth 1494B, Surathani(7hrs) 2nd-a/c 326B, 3rd-55B Chumpon(10hrs) Rapid 2nd-119b, 3rd-79B, Sungai Kolok: 3rd 42B, Express 2nd 162B
B Bus station: SE from the train station. 20 min walk. Go S to Sripoovanart Road and turn left to Sripoovanart soi 10 and turn right. 4:30-21:30
to BKK(13 hours 954km) A2-
535B 8, 14:30, 15:30, 17, 18:30, A1-688B,16:30, 18:30, 19:00, V- 802B, 7, 15-17:30, SVIP-1065B, 16:00, 18:00
The rest info are all 2004 info.
to Chumpon(9hours 507km): A1-
350B 8:15, 9:30,12, 21:00
to Surathani(5-6hrs, 350km) A2-
200B 5:20, 8:00, 10, 11:20, 20:00, A1-207B 7, 9, 13, 14, 15:00
to Samui(7.5h) V-
380B 11:00, 21:00
to Phuket A2(8.5h)-
288B 5:30, 6:30, 7:30,8:50, 9:50, A1(7h)-350B? 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 17:30, 20:30
to Krabi(4.5h) A2-
234B, 8, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:45, 13, 18:00, 19:30, V-535B, 21:00, 21:30
to Ranong
280B 7, 11:30, 21:00,
to Sungai Kolok
280B, 5:30, 13:30, 15:30 and many minivans
to Songkhla(1.5h)
30B, many minivans between 5:30-19:30
to Phatthalung(1.5h) A2-
60B many
to Padan Puser: 39B many between 5:30- 19:20
Borders to Malaysia by minivan
to Sungai Kolok:
180B every 40mins
to Padang Besar (Songkhla):
50B every 25 mins
to Sadao:
46-55B every 30mins
ta Cathy Tours: 93/1 Niphat Uthit 2, T235044, at Cathay GH 1F
BKK:
650B, 9:00, 15:30
Krabi:
250B, 9:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
Phuket:
400B, 9:30, 13:00, 17:30
Kph Phi Phi:
560B 9:30 (minbus+speed boat)
Suratthani:
320B, every hour 8:30-17:00
Sungai Kolok
250B, every hour 8:30-17:00
Penang:
280B 9:30, 12:30, 15:30, 16:30
ta Holiday Travel: 139/1 Niphat Uthit 2, T231845, Singapore: 800B, 12:30
KL:
600B 10:30, 14:00, 15:00
Penang:
300B 9:00, 12:00, 15:00
ta Hatyai Variety Travel: Pramipat Rd. T351280, Mainly selling bus tickets. it changes money.
BKK:
V-920B, 7, 8:30, 16, 17, 18:30, 19:30, A1-650B 8, 8:30, 9:15, 17, 18:30, 18:50, 20:00
KL:
400B, 9, 9:30, 12:00, 16:30, 19:00
Singapore:
560B, 13:30


Local Transport
Songthaw and Tuk-tuk: Many pickup trucks operate for tuk-tuk. There are two kinds. One is Red and the other is Blue. I could not find the difference. They charge 20B/p between the bus station and the train station. Also relatively large red pickups (I think "songthaw")are running from the bus station to somewhere via Sripoovanart Rd. They don't go to the train station but if you want, you can take them to Hatyai Rama Hotel and walk 10 min to the train station. 5B/p
Travel Agents: many specially on Niphhat Uthit 3 which go down to TAT. Also GHs book bus tickets

Entertainment
e Many bars and pubs with live music. Many can be found on the main road around Odean Shopping center.
c Cinemas: Lee Garden 5F 95-100B

Festivals/National Holidays
April 11-15: Midnight Songkran Festival:

@ Internet @
@ Pat Charin Tour: Niphat 2, opp from Cathay GH. 20B/hr
@ Sahachai Travel Service: Thamanoonvithee Rd.(main rd)betwen Niphat 2 and 3. 12B/30min



Accommodation
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HOTEL CODE
All budget hotels are near to Rail Station. All rooms have bathrooms inside.
h Hok Chin Hin: Niphat Uthit 1 T243258. f ab s180, TV d260, a/c d300 CW C4 large room. towel, toilet paper, soup supplied. Highly Rec
h Ladda GH: 13-15 Thammanoonvithi Rd.(main road) T220233. f ab s/d200+ a/c 290+ C4 large room. Rec
h Louis GH: 21-23 Thammanoonvithi Rd.(main road) T220966. f ab double bed 300, twin 400, a/c double bed 400, twin 500 HW TV C4 large room.
h Tong Num Hotel: Niphat Uthit 3, T351523.f ab s/d250+ a/c 320 STV in room HW C4 large good room. Rec
h Cathay GH: 93/1 Niphat Uthit2 T243815 NU2 + Indra st.cathay_ontours@hotmail.com f ad s160 d200 t250 CW C2 STV in lobby BEDBUGS, good lounge area with cheap simple eatery, many info for travellers, movies at 21:00
h Park Hotel: Niphat Uthit 2 T220967. f STV s/d350B, a/c ab STV 440B HW C4 large good room.

Food
Chinese is the main food here. Many serve expensive "bird nest" and "shark fin"soups with 500B for a small bowl.
r 1st Street Restaurant: : Niphat Uthit1 + Duangchan St. A nice spot for brekky: "
r Cathay GH 's cafe: see above. upstairs at the reception. inexpensive 7:00-16:00
r UFM Bakery House: Niphat Uthit 3, Just N from the Ocean Shopping Center, 8-19:00, Bakery, Many different kinds of breakfast(12-45B). Coffee 15B
r Lee Garden Plaza: buffet breakfast 10F-100B, lunch(12-14:00) on 33F 129B, dinner(17:30-22:00) on 33F-159B Also McDonald(1F), Pizza Hut(B1), Sizzler(2F), Food court(4F)
r Siam City Hotel: buffet breakfast 630-10:00, GF-100B
r Bird Nest House: opp from Central Plaza(Novotel Hotel) on Prachathipat Rd. Dim sum 15B/dish. shark fin 500B+, bird nest 150B+
r Robinson Dept Store:. just SE from the train station. Food court(B1) a/c Cheap pleasant atmosphere.KFC, MK, Mr Donut are here.
r Ocean Shopping Center: on the main road Food court (5F) a/c Cheap
r Local Restaurant: #76/4 Niphat Uthit 2, meal over rice 30B+
r Local Restaurant: #76 Thammanoonvithi Rd.(main road from the train station) high class Thai food.


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