Hat Yai

Hat Yai In 3D2N: Your Muslim-Friendly Itinerary (Under RM600!) - Day 2


Qistina Roslan •  Jan 09, 2024

Appealed by our Day 1 in Hat Yai? Welcome to Day 2 of Hat Yai!

We've split this article into days for easy access! Check out Day 1 and Day 3 here!

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Day 2

Breakfast at Khaled Restaurant (1 hour)

  • Wake up to a plate of nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and roti canai at Khaled Restaurant.
  • If you're craving for Thai food, the restaurant also serves tom yum and Thai-style fried rice.
  • It gets pretty packed in the morning, so you might have to wait for a while before you get a seat and for your food to arrive.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: THB30-60 (RM4-8)

Opening hours: Open daily, 6AM-9PM Address: ถนน ศุภสารรังสรรค์, Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Cost (on average, per person): THB50 (RM7)

Take a day trip to Samila Beach (1.5 hours)

  • Enjoy a 50-minute drive to Samila Beach to catch the lapping waves and stroll along the soft sandy beach
  • A laid-back retreat away from the bustling Hat Yai town, follow the locals' footsteps and wander around the beach to appreciate the wonderful sea breeze.

  • One of Samila Beach's famous attractions is the Golden Mermaid statue, also called Nang Nguek Thong.
  • Built-in 1966, the statue was inspired by a snippet from Prince Phra Aphai Maniepic's epic saga about a young fisherman who was smitten by a beautiful mermaid.
Coconut ice-cream

  • Besides refreshing coconut juices, spot a few Muslim-owned stalls that sell coconut ice cream by the beach.
  • Topped with crunchy peanuts and sweet jellies, it's the perfect treat for a sunny afternoon at Samila Beach.

Cost: Free

Lunch at Islam PaiDaeng Restaurant (1 hour)

Halal dishes at PaiDaeng Restaurant

Credit: Mohd Syafiq Syaf Ypvs on Facebook

  • A 10-minute walk from Samila Beach, lunch is always around the corner at Islam PaiDaeng Restaurant.
  • While you hear the waves crashing in a distance, savour sweet and sour fish, tom yum soup, fried omelette, kerabu mango and more.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: THB150

Opening hours: Open daily, 8.30AM-9PM

Address: Chalathat, Tambon Bo Yang, Amphoe Mueang Songkhla, Chang Wat Songkhla 90000, Thailand Contact: +66 86 966 6254

Cost (on average, per person): THB150 (RM20)

Explore the street art at Songkhla Old Town (2 hours)

Songkha Old Town

  • From Samila Beach, take a 10-minute drive to Songkhla Old Town, a charming town that is peppered with 19th-century buildings, Instagram-worthy street art and a gorgeous view of Songkhla Lake.
  • If you chanced upon the Songkhla Lake, remember to snap a photo because it's the largest natural lake in Thailand!
  • The old town is decorated with beautiful street art, so find them in various alleyways and walls on heritage shophouses.
  • Spot a number of captivating street art around Songkhla station such as this snapshot-worthy mural of the bright lamp shining on a hidden door.

Cost: Free

Immerse in the local culture at Khlong Hae Floating Market (1.5 hours)

  • Take a 35-minute drive to Khlong Hae Floating Market, a unique riverside market that's well-loved by travellers near and far
  • Selling yummy street food and refreshing drinks, it's a wonderful way to experience the local shopping culture.
Khlong Hae Floating Market

  • There are many Muslim boat vendors at the Khlong Hae Floating Market, so finding Muslim-friendly snacks is a breeze!
  • Look out for fried quail eggs, som tam noodles, seafood tom yam, takoyaki, coconut juice and more
  • Since it's a popular tourist attraction, the food prices are pretty steep compared to the street food in Hat Yai city centre.

Cost (on average, per person): THB50 (RM7)

Dinner at Khlong Hae Seafood Buffet Halal Hatyai (2 hours)

  • It's tough to turn down a delightful seafood dinner at Khlonghae Seafood Buffet Halal Hatyai.
  • Only a 2-minute drive from Khlong Hae Floating Market, it's an all-you-can-eat feast of fresh fishes, oysters, crabs, prawns, squids and more sea critters from the ocean.
  • Each table is fitted with a charcoal grill, so you can prepare it to your liking. Don't forget to try their sauces too!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price of main dishes: THB290

Opening hours: Open daily, 3PM-10.30PM

Address: 69/72 Lopburi Ramesuan Frontage Rd, Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla 90110, Thailand

Cost (on average, per person): THB290 (RM38)

Total cost for Day 2: RM202

Curious about Day 3? Let's head on over to the last day!

P.S:Day 1 (+ information on transport and accommodations) is here!