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13 May, 2012

Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand

Hat Yai Cable Car Thailand

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 another thing 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 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? 
By tuk-tuk from Hatyai city and is six kilometres from the city centre on the Hat Yai-Songkhla highway. The tuk tuk price is about 30 - 50 Bath to the Hatyai Municipal Park.

Ticket Prices;  
Thai People: 200 Bath / Child 100 Bath.
Foreign tourists: 300 Bath / Child 150 Bath.

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. There is the Great Serpent Nag in Songkhla, Songkhla Aquarium, Floating Market in Hat Yai and many other places of interest. One of the best times to visit Hat Yai is during the Songkran Festival where the celebrations of splashing water is held for three full day throughout here and around Thailand.

To visit this place, 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.
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3 comments:

Jesse said... 14 May 2012 at 17:06

One of the great feat of sightseeing great views is to see it at massive scale thus this cable car is a very interesting offer at Hat Yai.

David Jr said... 15 May 2012 at 20:31

Thanks for the kind words Jesse. Hope you visit the Hat Yai Cable Car one day too.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel said... 16 May 2012 at 16:51

It's a fun trip and you get some excellent opinions. You can see Songkhla Pond and the Song khla main mosque quite quickly. The wats on Kor Hong mountain contain three websites. There is a forehead that seems to be devoted to monsters, a China forehead, and the website where the large fantastic Buddha picture is situated. The wire car operates from the hippo forehead to the fantastic Buddha. Considering the truth that you have to generate up the mountain, the car recreation area at the hippo forehead is small. There is area for less than a number of vehicles. If there are no areas it is annoying. If you go when there are a lot of individuals you will be better off vehicle at the fantastic Buddha place. If you generate up yourself, you need to make sure that your car is fit - especially the braking system. The street is extreme and there are some very distinct turns.

Item Reviewed: Hat Yai Cable Car in Thailand Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: David Jr
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