Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand

Cable Car in Hat Yai

The Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand was officially opened on the 5th December 2011 in conjunction with the Kings birthday. This has also added to the list of things to do in Hatyai when you are here.

The cable car sits on top of the Hat Yai Municipal Park. The 535 meter long cable car is the first of it's kind in Thailand as it the modern type cable car system. The station also shares the space with the famous Bodhisattva Kuan Im (Guan Yin) and Buddha Statue (Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj) on top of the hill. 

When you alight at the hill top after your cable car ride, you will be at another place of worship which is the Elephant Temple or Brahman Shrine. Here, you will notice  a very beautiful large statue of a three headed elephant.

There are also plenty of golden elephants and many other elephants in various shapes and sizes donated by devotees. A giant Bodhi Tree is also planted beside the temple here.

Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand

Hat Yai Cable Car Photo
Hat Yai Cable Car

The Hatyai Cable Car was also built by the Swiss-Austrian Doppelmayr Garaventa Group so you can be assured of top safety features. The Songkhla government also spent 100 million Baht for just the cable car.

At each station, a local attendant will make sure that everyone is in before closing the doors. The journey from one end to the other takes about 10 minutes each way. 

During weekend or on a public holidays, there are lots of people especially locals therefore you may have to wait a while to get on.

There are just two cable cars and each cab holds only eight people. When you want to get back down, you will need to line up to catch the same cable car back so there could be waiting involved here.  
Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand
 Hat Yai Cable Car Station view from hill

How to go to Hat Yai Cable Car? 
To go to the Hat Yai Cable Car, you need to take a tuk-tuk from Hatyai city. It is also about six kilometres from the city centre, located along the Hat Yai-Songkhla highway. The tuk tuk price is about 30 - 50 Baht to the Hatyai Municipal Park.

Hat Yai Cable Car Ticket Prices;  
Thai People: 200 Baht / Child 100 Baht .
Foreign tourists: 300 Baht / Child 150 Baht .

General Information:
(66) 074-219-333, 089-8666-191 or 089-8666-282

Cable Car in HatYai Thailand
 Hat Yai Cable Car View

For those visiting Hat Yai, do explore the outskirts here as there are quite a number of attractions and activities found throughout Songkhla. One of the popular place in Hat Yai is the Great Serpent Nag in Songkhla, a statue of a dragon and also a fountain.

Explore the Songkhla Aquarium if you have kids or love fishes. For an unforgettable food experience, I will recommend to visit the Floating Market in Hat Yai as it is the best in Southern Thailand.

One of the best times to visit Hat Yai is also during the Songkran Festival, where the celebrations of splashing water is held for three full day throughout here and also around Thailand.

To visit the cable cat in Hat Yai, you will need at least half a day to fully explore this part of Songkhla. There are also great places to eat while the famous Ice Dome is also located quite near the Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand.