Hat Yai Shopping

Hat Yai

from Wikivoyage by Hannah 50 by-sa/3.0

There are many Thai banks around the city, as well as Chinese money changers. Exchange rates from the latter for Malaysian ringgits may be significantly better than in the banks.
ATMs are abundant in Hat Yai, although most of them, as everywhere in Thailand, charge 180 baht fee for foreign card transactions.
Minimarts such as 7-Eleven are ubiquitous and open 24 hours. Good for a quick meal, stocking up food and personal items. Or head to Tops Market for more high-end groceries at Robinson Department Store, Central Department Store, or CentralFestival.
A variety of English-language books can be purchased at Asia Books shop inside the B2S and batorastore on the second floor of CentralFestival.



  • ASEAN Trade Market. W-Su 17:00-22:00. Wide market famous for second-hand designer clothing, bags, and shoes, but interesting locally-designed new clothes and some vintage decorative stuff can be found here as well. Lots of food stalls inside.

  • Green Way Market. W-Su 17:00-22:00. Very similar to ASEAN Market.

  • Kim Yong Market, Supasarn Rungsan Rd. This is the most attractive place for shopping. There are plenty of foods, home appliances, chocolates, cosmetics, watches, CD games.

  • Suntisuk Market, Nipatutid 1, 2, 3. The famous market sells electric appliances, gadgets, gaming consoles, IT devices and accessories, clothes, shoes, bags, cosmetics, imported food.
  • Shopping malls

  • Big C Extra, 677 Phetkasem Rd, +66 74 262999. Daily 09:00-23:00. Has HomePro, Office Depot, and several restaurants.

  • Big C Supercenter, 111/19 Moo 4 Klonghae (Near Klonghae floating market, +66 74 427755-69. Daily 09:00-22:00.

  • CentralFestival Hatyai, 1518, 1518/1-2 Kanchanavanich Rd (Near ASEAN Trade Market and opposite Makro, +66 74 222699. M-Th 11:00-21:00, F-Su & public holidays 10:00-21:30. Recently opened on 14 Dec 2013. It's one of the largest shopping complexes outside Bangkok. You can find fashion clothes, restaurants and cafes, Hatyai Cineplex with 10 cinemas including an IMAX and a 4DX theatre, bowling alley, karaoke, ice skating rink, all major banks, Tops Market, IT and electronics, service centres of all major mobile network operators, and more.

  • Central Department Store, 1 Sanaehanusorn Rd, +66 74 352333-47. M-Th 11:00-21:00, F-Su 10:30-21:30. Probably Hat Yai's most upmarket store. Clothes, cosmetics, books, household goods, and a TOPS food supermarket on the highest floor.

  • Diana Complex Shopping Center, 55/3 Sripoowanart Rd. Clothes, mobile phones, restaurants, multiplex.

  • HomePro, 33/40 Moo 5, Kanchanavanich Rd, +66 74 210999. Daily 09:00-21:00. Home improvement.

  • Lee Gardens Plaza, +66 74 261111. The most popular mall for Thai teenagers. Restaurants include Sizzler, Swensen's, McDonald's, and Fuji among others. Shops inside sell books, clothes, mobile phones, and souvenirs. There is a multiplex cinema and a games complex which also includes karaoke booths.

  • Makro, 345 Moo 5, Korhong, +66 74 428320. Cash & carry wholesale.

  • Odean Shopping Mall, 79/7 Thammanoonvithee Rd. Mostly clothes.

  • Robinson Department Store, 9 Thammanoonvithi Rd (Near Hat Yai train station, +66 74 354503-9. Daily 10:30-21:00.

  • Siam Nakarin Complex, 488/88 Phetkasem Rd (Near Hatyaiwittayalai School, +66 74 222999. Office supplies, furniture, restaurants, food court, IT/mobile phones, and other small shops.

  • Tesco Lotus Hat Yai 1, 1142 Karnjanawanich Rd (Near Prince of Songkla University, +66 74 464405-20. Daily 08:00-23:00. A large supermarket that sells food, clothes, household items. There are also a number of restaurants and smaller shops just outside the main supermarket.

  • Tesco Lotus Hat Yai 2, 1318 Phetkasem Rd (In Hat Yai Nai area, +66 74 361101. Daily 08:00-22:00.

  • Thai Watsadu, 224 Moo 1, Tambon Samran, +66 74 800400. Daily 07:30-20:00. Home improvement.
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