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Stories and Tips Hat Yai

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On the City of Songkhla and the Kingdom of Langkasuka

Written by SeenThat on 17 Sep, 2009

Kingdom of LangkasukaLangkasuka was an early Malay kingdom founded at Kedah and later moved to Pattani, in modern Thailand. The modern Province of Songkhla was part of this kingdom. Langkasuka means "Resplendent Land" in Sanskrit.Apparently the kingdom was founded in the second century, but the…Read More


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Hat Yai

Written by SeenThat on 02 Jan, 2008

Despite its name meaning "Big Beach," there are no coasts in Hat Yai; the nearest beach is twenty-five kilometres away in Songkhla.Nevertheless, Hat Yai is worth a visit due to its place within Thailand as the Gate to Malaysia; being a bi-directional one, it caters…Read More


Selected notes from my trip to Southern Thailand

Written by jwagner on 06 Aug, 2000

Early Saturday, Sept, 10. Our time in the north has flown by and now we are on a Thai Airways plane enroute to Hat Yai and Songkhla Province. No matter what people told me about Thailand in advance of my trip here, the superlatives were…Read More


Pub Crawl in Hatyai

Written by Morbius on 09 Nov, 2004

For those who want to absorb the familiar tunes of bands like The Eagles, Deep Purple, and so on, there are a few pubs that cater to the English-speaking minorities. A place called 'The Pubb' is recommended, and so is a pub called Deep Purple.…Read More


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