Posted on: 26th February 2016
The Hat Yai Cable Car is a fairly recent addition to the Hat Yai Municipal Park, about 6 km from the city center on Hat Yai-Songkhla highway. It was opened on the 5th of December in 2011 to commemorate the King’s birthday. The cable car has two stations at the park: one at Thao Maha Phrom and another at Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj. Plans are underway for the addition of two more stations at Guan Yin statue and the playground, connecting the four stations altogether. The cable car operates daily from 9 in the morning till 8 in the evening. The ride fare for the locals is about 200 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children. The fare for foreign tourists is about 300 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children. When somebody travels to a new place, rental car plays a major key role in exploring the town and nearby attractions. So rent a car with Thailand Cars Rentals and ride through the streets of Hat Yai stress-free.
An Experience Not to be Missed
Perched atop the Hat Yai Municipal Park, the cable car connects the 4-face Buddha complex to the Standing Buddha Complex. Being 535 meters long, this modern cable car system is the first of its kind in Thailand. Currently, there are two cars available at the park, each with the capacity to accommodate up to eight people. During public holidays or weekends, there could be plenty of visitors around, especially the locals. Therefore, you might have to wait a while before getting aboard. At each station, an attendant is there to ensure that everyone is inside before the doors are closed. The journey takes about 10 minutes to get from one side of the park to the other. As you travel mid-air between the two stations, you’ll be highly impressed with the 360 degree panoramic views of Hat Yai city. For the return, you’ll be required to line-up to catch the same cable car back. So, there could be some waiting involved here. But the fantastic scenery you get to capture from the top makes it worth the wait.