Hat Yai City. Arriving the City and A Visit to Wat Hat Yai Nai.

After my morning dip in Samila Beach and watched the sunrise, I went back to the hotel, took my breakfast, packed up and checked out. I hired a tuktuk right outside the hotel to send me to the bus terminal. I was heading to Hat Yai City. I paid 20 baht to the tuktuk. The driver dropped me in a small public market and told me to wait for the bus. I got worried as I was expecting for a bus terminal until a tout asked me where to go. I told him I am heading to Hat Yai. He told to wait. I was really hoping he would inform me once the right bus would arrive and yes he did. It was difficult to determine the right bus because all the signage are in Thai alphabet. I took the ordinary bus. The bus crew issued me the bus ticket and asked my fare. It was only 20 baht. Pretty cheap for a 35-km ride.

Optimized-_MG_3520
The famous reclining Buddha in Wat Hat Yai Nai. The third largest in the world.

There was no traffic jam. It was a more than an hour travel. I checked the Google map and I was in Hat Yai already. I tried to talk to the bus crew but he couldn’t understand me. Never mind, I trust Google map. I alighted at corner Thanon Phetkasem road and Nipatuthit 1 road. I would be staying Tune Hotel at Nipatuthit 2 road just next to Nipatuthit 1 road. It was just around 10 minute walk. I arrived around noon and did an early check-in. Refreshed myself and got ready to visit Wat Hat Yai Nai and the famous Hat Yai Municipality Park.

Optimized-sleep004
Myself and the reclining Buddha.

Wat Hat Yai Nai is just around 3 km from the hotel. I hired a motorbike just outside the hotel and paid 40 baht. He brought me right the entrance of the temple. Hat Yai Nai temple is famous because of its huge reclining Buddha. It is the third largest reclining Buddha in the world which measure 35 meters long and 15 meters tall. The compound is quiet and had only few worshipers. I had the place for myself to explore and took my selfie shots. The temple is located in Phetkasem Road and is the home of Phra Phuttha Hattha Mongkhon.

Optimized-_MG_3556
Entrance gate to the monastery.
Optimized-_MG_3517
A ship like relic in the monastery ground.
Optimized-_MG_3562
One of the temples in the compound.
Optimized-_MG_3522
Buddha statue under the tree.

  Optimized-_MG_3549 Optimized-_MG_3525

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Hat Yai City. Arriving the City and A Visit to Wat Hat Yai Nai.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s