Drive to Hua Hin – Day 4 and 5

 

 

Date : 17th September 2012/18th September 2012

Dolphin Bay – Hat Yai – Kuala Lumpur

Check out in the morning without taking the breakfast as it served late at 7.30am,  we decided to have breakfast at the highway rest area. It is long 8 hours drive to Hat Yai.

We stop about every 2 hours to refresh and replenish titbits .. one of our coffee break at a nice setup rest area..Khao Pho rest stop

Another stop…

I remember I stopped at this rest area way back in 2006 in my first trip to Thailand.. still fresh in my memory.. everything here is BIG.

We are near SuratThani…time to have our routine break and coconut jelly…

Reach Hat Yai about 7pm.  Nothing special about Hat Yai… after traveling to other place… Hat Yai had lost its charms to me… goods and food are expensive compare to other places…

Next day.. check out at 10.30am.. cross Malaysia custom at 1pm Malaysia time.. lunch at Changlung and back home at 6pm.

Overall a nice trip to Hua Hin… refresh my memory for some of the places like Coconut Jelly and Elephant Temple… certainly good for my next trip…

Total distance travel is about 2400KM and petrol about RM670.00. Hotel usually cost less then RM150 per night per room during peak season for 3-4 star hotel.

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Drive to Hua Hin – Day 3

Date : 16th September 2012

Hua Hin – Dolphin Bay

After breakfast, check out and moving to our next destination, Dolphin Bay, about 100KM South of Hua Hin. On the way we drop by Hin Lek Fai view point where you can have the best view of Hua Hin coast line.

I notice there are a lot of monkeys near the temple area ( Same with the Tiger Cave/Wat Tham Sue at Krabi where Zheng Er lost her drinking bottle ), So do not carry any loose item…. or prepare to lose it.

There are a lot of stalls along the road to Hin Lek Fai view point selling fresh sea food and some restaurant as well. I am not sure about the food there but eyeing at the fresh seafood, the food should be good. But since it is still early to have lunch.. we decided to move on…

Moving forward, we drop by Khao Tao, a fishing village further south.

Laughing Buddha is popular in Thailand and almost appear in most of the temple I visited…

Those are statues.. not real monk

again… a statue

moving on to another fishing village where we planed to had our lunch before hitting Dolphin Bay.  The village is about 50KM south of Hua Hin, look and feel like Kuala Selangor.  There are a lot of restaurant around ( If you are not sure where is the restaurant, look for coca cola signboard… ) and choose the following one due to its unique outlook.

Looks like our choice is right… There are a lot of newspaper cutting on the wall, looks like it is one of the high recommended restaurant. I cannot read Thai but by looking at the menu with some “TV” logo… it cannot go wrong..

Squid is the most popular seafood here as you can see fisherman drying squid at the open area near the beach.

Following are the menu, you may want to save a copy for reference..

 

 

We had fish, prawn.. crab meat.. rice.. mixed vege.  Price is on higher side where it cost about 2200 Baht for our lunch… but the food is fresh and good.

This is highly recommended.. crab meat

5HuaHin (240)

 

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Wonderful lunch..

5HuaHin (238)

Yes..its good… please watch your diet…

5HuaHin (241)

Elephant is coming to town… you can buy fruit at 20 Baht each to feed the elephant

After lunch… drive another 30Km to Dolphin Bay. Yes, you may spot Dolphin from November to January at the open water at a near by island.  The area is quiet and there are only about 5 families at the resort.  Food is limited to the hotel restaurant and a near by food stall.  The area will only be crowed during peak year end seasons.  The room rental cost about 1300 Baht each room. The resort had a large garden and pool with slide.. perfect for kids.  Beach is just across the road but it is not as good as Hua Hin..but it is quiet and relaxing for holiday……… MAXIMUM 2 days for me because I just had nothing else to do other than watching the kids enjoying themselves at pool and beach..

treasure at the beach…

la-la…..

All you can do is sit…rest…. sleep…..eat..

 

 

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Drive to Hua Hin – Day 2

Date : 15th September 2012

Had our breakfast at hotel, the hotel is located in the centre of city and about 300 meters walk to the beach.

Walk to the beach after breakfast, saw this 5 things to do in Hua Hin at the entrance to the beachSome photo taken in Hua Hin beach. There are a numbers of activities you can do at the beach such as water sport and horse riding.


Beach front hawker stall.

Beach chair for rent, its all about money, money, money…

Hilton Hua Hin, one of the earliest and prominent hotel here.

A temple next to the beach, please note one of the god is similar to what we had at Genting Highland.

Fishing village one end of  Hua Hin beach.

Continua walking around town, as its still early, a lot of shops are not open for business yet.

This is a shop near the morning we market/night market selling fireworks, apparently it is legal and popular to play fireworks at the beach area.

Quite a number of selections.

This is Hua Hin morning market.

and normally there are a lot of local foods at the morning market.

we sample some of the local food and it is quite tasty for my liking.

Like many parts of Thailand, chinese influence can be seen around town but most of them except the old generation cannot converse in Mandarin or dialects.

Continue walking around town and visit some malls. Actually it is just a number of small shopping mall around town.

It was raining so we decided to have early lunch at a western restaurant in town.

After lunch, we drove up north towards Cha Am/Airport where factory located –  FN factory.

A giant colorful dinosaurs welcome us at the entrance.

Apparently there are a few dinosaurs inside the stall as well.

Is it cheap ? I am not sure as I am not fancy branded stuff. In fact only 5 percents of the goods here from those international brands, the rest is a local brand cater for export market.

There is a cafe here with all the hero sculpture. 

This is an antique art of wood carving.

Giant bear for sale in the store…

The entire building is design with a lot of green especially the bridge connecting 2 buildings.

Later we drive to a view point on top of a hill overlooking entire Hua Hin town.

Met a friendly Thailand couple with their pet… a lovely bulldog.

beneath is Hua Hin Golf course.. apparently the first golf course in Thailand is located at Hua Hin.

After the view point, we drove west to visit Salipin art village, basically it is a art centre converted from a village with a numbers of wooden house.

Welcoming us at the entrance is no other than the famous Mona LiHao

Mona LiNi

Mona Li Er.. ( Not Lier )

Mona LiYuanand Mona LiYee

If you like art, then you will enjoy it.. we just take a stroll, relax.. and rest

 

Enough rest… then we move on to visit the largest buddha statue in Thailand ( That is what it claims in the travel brochure )…

Next is the floating market, apparently some company create a man-made lake with the similar concept of the floating market.  There are more like a shopping area where stalls selling all kinds of goods circling the lake.  There are 2 of these so call floating market in Hua Hin now.

You can also take the boat ride around the lake as well.

Cultural performance in the middle of the lake…. not magical show… there are some platform build underneath.

Its time for dinner, back to the hotel and take a taxi to another night market cater more for local. A short 2KM cost about 100Baht. Having dinner at the night market food stall cater for local… we are the only tourist there… purely authentic Thai food… typically cost about 300 to 400 Baht per meal per person.

grill fish

Mostly local here…

and here we have some quick sketching for the kids..

While waiting for their respective turn.. they had fun….

 

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Drive to Hua Hin – Day 1

Date : 13th September 2012
Time : 4.30pm ( Malaysia Time ) – 11pm ( Thailand Time)
Destination : Kuala Lumpur – Danok
Distance : About 550KM

Date : 14th September 2012
Time : 7.30am  – 6.30pm
Destination : Danok – Hua Hin
Distance : About 700KM

Left KL right after Zheng Ni’s UPSR exam and 6 hours later we are in Danok, going through custom at 10.3opm is a breeze but please do have your insurance done with earlier arrangement as some of the agent at Chang Lun close earlier.  I suggest to be at Chang Lun not later then 10pm as I noticed only a few agency stay up late ( Please go to those coffee shop of restaurant ), in fact I was the last customer at the petrol station or you have to top up with expensive fuel in Thailand.

Next morning having breakfast at Danok street hawker as the hotel breakfast is not ready at 6.3oam.  Danok is a small town serving mostly Malaysian. People here can speak Bahasa Malaysia and the food is very similar to Malaysia.

Fish ball noodle is not a bad choice.

Porridge is good.

Zheng Hao and Zheng Yuan enjoying noodle breakfast.

Continue our journey at 7.30am as we had a long 700KM to reach Hua Hin, Thailand highway is good as usual, only a few KM section having some maintenance and uneven surface, that made me missed my 4 wheel drive as I couldn’t be bother those small potholes when I am driving a 4 wheel drive with big tyre. I was driving a Nissan Serena this trip where the handling is good and more comfortable for the passenger as everyone will have their own seat. But I just worried sometime when going through uneven road surface wondering if the small tyre can take the punishment or not. Luckily its an non even for the 5 days trip.

At about 10.30am, we refuel at Thung Song. Price for Gasohol 95 is 380 Baht per litre. For the rest of the journey in Thailand, I have been using gasohol 95 without any problem on Nissan Serena.

At 12.30pm,  right after we pass Surat Thani, we got to enjoy a very delicious coconut jelly call “Vun Mak Pau” in Thai ( Mak Pau is Coconut and Vun is jelly ). It cost abou 25o baht each.  There are 10 stores at each sites of the road and some selling at 200 baht if you are good in bargaining.


One for each person and no fighting. 

Continue our journey with smiling face, along the road there are a lot of road side stalls selling local product. We stop to replenish some tibits. That is the advantage in self drive holiday, you can stop as you want and leave as you wish.

At about 1.30pm, we stop at a rest area for lunch. Simple mean and it cost about 30 to 40 baht per person, again 7-11 is the best place to stop because there are so many variety. The best choice is sticky rice and sausages. After the 5 days holiday, we conclude 7-11 is children’s heaven in Thailand, at least for Zheng Hao, Zheng Ni, Zheng Yuan and Zheng Er.

Continue our journey after lunch, at about 3.30pm, we reach elephant temple where the last time we visited was in year 2006, the first time we drive to Thailand. Still the same old scene where there are a lots of stall selling banana product…  you are just spoiled of choice.

At 6.30pm, we reached Hua Hin right after dark.  Check in to hotel Hua Hin beach hotel and walk to the near by Hua Hin night market.  There are 2 night markets in Hua Hin. The one that we visited is more popular and targeted for tourists. It is located next to the Hua Hin wet market.

Suddenly Zheng Hao and Zheng Yuan becomes pirate in Hua Hin.

Very nice setup road side restaurant in night market targeting tourist.

A road site mobile bar.

Eventually Zheng Ni becomes pirate as well.

Old houses being restore to become night market.

Drive To Hua Hin – Day 2

Drive To Hua Hin – Day 3

Drive To Hua Hin – Day 4 and 5

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GPS Coordinates

This is some of the POI that I had recorded. Most of the time I just forgot to record it down as I enjoy the entire trip.

Please share your POI GPS coordinate by leaving a comment.

Thanks in advance.

 

Khao Pubpa Restaurant along Trang to Krabi N07.57651 E099.78610

Crispy Roast Pork Kopitiam, Trang N07.55545 E099.60669

A&A Restaurant, Nakhon Si Thammarrat N08.44009 E099.96352

Gabbages Condom Restaurant along Krabi to Phuket N08.20416 E098.81746

Chicken Rice Restaurant, Sadao N06.85469 E100.47044

Waterview  Restaurant, Danok N06.52699 E100.43654

Changlun Insurance N6 25.502 E100 25.713

 

 

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PublicWay Driving to Phuket

Blog Viewer PublicWay is traveling to Phuket from Johor.

Following are his bits and pieces updating from Thailand.

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Dec 18, 2011


Greeting from Thailand!

Arrived at Hatyai on 17Dec, today is my 2nd day in Hatyai. Currentlt relaxing at a cafe and working on the net. Wonder how i can post the pics here?

Tomorrow will leave Hatyai to Trang and Krabi, stay 1-2nights there before heading to Phuket.

Nothing much in Hatyai. Perhaps will stay at Songhla on the way back i.e. on 1-Jan12.

Way

ps. manage to get my 1st party inserance coverage at Uni-Asia Butterworth. The staff there said my name is already famous in their company cos i calledd up almost all the branches and the HQ as well :P

Dec 19, 2011

arrive Trang today. went to the rest point (view point) that you went :)

Trang is a very nice small and peaceful town! i love it. stay at Thumarine (sister hotel to the one you stay i.e. thamarin thala) only 750baht very nice room value for money.

Will send you more once i have found more convenience in working on it.

24th Dec 2011

Am doing this posting in my Phuket budget hotel (http://phuket-blueoceanresort.com/rooms/studio/) room now. I ony searched for hotel when i arrives Patong beach yesterday. Drove around looked at some hotels and liked this one (blue ocean studio). asked the price the want charge me RM150, then i went to a few agency website and finally manage to online book through booking.com with only RM75!! IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME ROOM. So much defferent in rate. i always compare online booking and hotel walk-in during my this trip and i have save atleast 40% in rates. sometimes hotel walk-in direct offer much better rate than online booking. do compare. we like this way i.e. able to drive around look at the hotel options (go in look at the room also) then only make final decision with best rate. i tried once pre-booking before trip through net by turn out room not as nice as in website :(, so never do this again liao.

My drive from JB – Phuket is very relaxing and exciting. THANKS KENT FOR HIS BLOG, IT REALLY MAKE THE DRIVING SOUNDS SO SIMPLE (AND IT REALLY IS!).

This is my 1st time dirving to Thailand. AND I DO NOT HAVE A GPS! I STILL DO IT THE TRADITIONAL WAY, AND IT CAN BE FUN ALSO I.E. YOU WILL GET TO THE TOWN’S ROADS BETTER IN YOUR MEMORY. Just obtain those free maps when you reach every town. However i did buy 1 Southern RM12 and it is very useful when i drive between towns.

16Dec   – JB>Penang
17-18Dec – Hatyai
19-20Dec – Trang
21-23Dec – Krabi
23Dec-2Jan – Phuket
>3Jan – Msia…

Time flies. Today is the last day of my trip after 19nights out since 16dec.

Afterall it is a very enjoyable trip. it is easy and simple.

I would like to thank Kent for all his support. Communicating with this website(and Kent) is part of fun and encouragement we get throughout the whole trip. THANKS KENT.

My summary of trip below. Good luck to others who wanna try it.

Where   Hotel      Rate(RM)/night
1       16-Dec-11       JB-Penang       De Garden          125
2       17-Dec-11       Hatyai  The Regency 120
3       18-Dec-11       Hatyai  The Regency 120
4       19-Dec-11       Trang   Thumrin     75
5       20-Dec-11       Trang   Thumrin     75
6       21-Dec-11       Krabi   Luna House    80
7       22-Dec-11       Krabi   Luna House    80
8       23-Dec-11       Phuket Town Ekkamon Mansion     50
9       24-Dec-11       Phuket Patong Blue Ocean Studio 75
10      25-Dec-11       Phuket Patong Blue Ocean Studio 75
11      26-Dec-11       Phuket Patong Blue Ocean Studio 75
12      27-Dec-11       Phuket Town Ban Nai Inn2        55
13      28-Dec-11       Phuket Town Onnicha                     75
14      29-Dec-11       Phuket Town Onnicha                     75
15      30-Dec-11       Phuket Bangtao Dinar Lodge      130
16      31-Dec-11       Phuket Bangtao Dinar Lodge      130
17      1-Jan-12        Danok Sadao Satit Grand 120
18      2-Jan-12        Cameron Highland Equatorial     150
19      3-Jan-12        Seremban        Villa Hotel                       90
4-Jan-12        Home JB
Total   1775
ave per 19     night      93

 

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Border Crossing at Bukit Kayu Hitam to Thailand

Documents that you need to drive to Thailand.

1) Original Registration Card ( This is the official requirement, I have seen some using photocopy as well )

2) If you are not the car owner, get the authorisation letter from the car owner.

3) Insurance ( Please read the Insurance section for more information )

Before you cross the border, you need to purchase Thai insurance to cover the 3rd party in Thailand.

There are 2 insurance here. The first one is the Insurance that you purchase at the border. That  insurance cover 3rd party in Thailand but not your own vehicle. The insurance cost about RM15 for about a week coverage. This is compulsory.

In order to cover your own vehicle, you need to purchase from your local insurance company to cover your stay at Thailand.

However, this is optional if you do not think it is necessary.

The most convenient way is to purchase an extension from your existing insurance company.

For Kurnia Insurance, the insurance premium is 20% of the 1st party insurance that you pay in Malaysia for 30 days coverage. For example, if your car 1st party premium is RM1,000.00, then you need to pay additional RM200.oo for 30days coverage in Thailand. You need to inform the insurance company before you go and when you return. Multiple entry is permitted.

For MSIG insurance, coverage for less then a week is 20% of your existing premium x 1/8. Less then 1 month is 20% of your existing premium x 1/4.  That means if your premium is RM1,000.00, the coverage for less then 1 week is RM25.00, less then 1 month is RMRM50.00

Please call your insurance company to find out more.

You can purchase the Thai insurance at any agency at Changlun town, usually those restaurant cum rest area along the highway after Changlun town offer this services.  You can have the agent to fill up the Thai arrival card/white card at RM1 each. There are a few restaurant / rest area besides the highway after Changlun town toward Bukit Kayu Hitam like the photo below.

This is the insurance document that you will get from the agent.

After you get your Thai Arrival Card/White Card and Insurance done, proceed to Bukit Kayu Hitam Check Point.

Passing through the Malaysia custom is very simple, just drive to the available counter and hand over your passport ( Passenger does not need to get down from car ). Once its done, we proceed to Thailand border where we need to park our car at the parking area and everyone must get down from the car and proceed to the immigration office. Once the passport is stamped, the car owner must proceed to custom counter in the middle of the drive through lane to obtain a car entry permit.

All you need to do is hand over the passport and the car registration card to the officer and he/she will print out a copy of the car entry permit to you.

You must proceed to the next counter in front of you to hand in the car entry permit to another officer ( The officer will ask you to sign on the car entry permit ), once you hand over the car entry permit to the officer, you can now proceed back to your car and drive through the custom, as you pass the custom, the officer will return the car entry form that you submited early on, please have a quick check to make sure that you collect the correct car entry permit.

Please keep the car import permit safely as you need to return to copy to the custom when you return to Malaysia.  Please take note that you can exit in any other checkpoint.

Update : 23/3/2016

The car park beside the Thai custom close for construction, you need to park at Duty free shop now.
New procedure including a passenger listing for each car. The insurance agent at border will prepare it together. The car owner need to submit the passenger ( 2 copies – enter and exit ) at the immigration counter during the passport stamp. The officer will keep the enter copy and return the exit copy to you. Please keep the exit copy safe as you need to return it when you exit Thailand.

All done and Sawadee Khrap, welcome to Thailand.

On return, if the traffic is less, you may park your car at the counter area and return the car import permit at the custom counter, you are required to sign a log book. Please take note that you car must park in front of the custom counter when you return the document.

If the traffic is heavy, then I will suggest your go straight to the custom counter ( In the middle of the driving lane ), return the car import permit, and park you car at the car park.  Then only you proceed to the immigration counter to stamp your passport. After that back to the car park and drive straight back to Malaysia.

Update : 12th August 2013
Update : 23/3/2016

New custom office on the left of old custom office. Passenger no longer need to get down from car, just like Malaysia. Drive to immigration for passport done and next counter returning the import permit and the passenger list.

Thanks to Mr. Hang from Penang for sharing a step by step picture on border crossing procedure at Padang Besar.

Thailand Custom Map

Back to Malaysia is a simple process by hand over the passport to the immigration counter, all passenger remain in car. The custom check point is right after the immigration. Do as what the customer officer told and answer politely.

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What insurance do you need to drive to Thailand

Some visitor are confuse with the insurance needed in order to drive to Thailand, the information is available in the FAQ section as well.

There are 2 insurance here. The first one is the Insurance that you purchase at the border. That  insurance cover 3rd party in Thailand but not your own vehicle. The insurance cost about RM15 for about a week coverage. This is compulsory.

Additional Note:  September 2012

I was offered a new insurance policy (Optional ) from the border insurance agent to cover the 3rd party vehicle at Thailand, apparently the cheap RM15 3rd party insurance is only COVER people BUT not their vehicle ( I was wondering all this while but no insurance available at that time )

The new insurance ( Optional ) only started available for a year which cover 3rd party VEHICLE in Thailand. It cost about RM50 for 5 days. In short, for hassle free you need to buy both 3rd party insurance to cover people and vehicle before entering Thailand.

I also understand from the insurance agent from border that Thailand Insurance company is working out another policy to cover 1st party foreign vehicle, please update me if anyone of you can confirm this.

You can purchase the Thai insurance at any agency at Changlun town, usually those restaurant cum rest area along the highway after Changlun town offer this services.  You can have the agent to fill up the Thai arrival card/white card at RM1 each. There are a few restaurant / rest area besides the highway after Changlun town toward Bukit Kayu Hitam like the photo below.

This is the insurance document that you will get from the agent.

 

In order to cover your own vehicle, you need to purchase from your local insurance company to cover your stay at Thailand.

However, this is optional if you do not think it is necessary.

You can purchase an extension from your existing insurance company. That means if you car is currently insured under MSIG, then you can only buy the extension from MSIG, not from any other insurance company.

For Kurnia Insurance, the insurance premium is 20% of the 1st party insurance that you pay in Malaysia for 30 days coverage. For example, if your car 1st party premium is RM1,000.00, then you need to pay additional RM200.oo for 30days coverage in Thailand. You need to inform the insurance company before you go and when you return. Multiple entry is permitted.

For MSIG insurance, coverage for less then a week is 20% of your existing premium x 1/8. Less then 1 month is 20% of your existing premium x 1/4.  That means if your premium is RM1,000.00, the coverage for less then 1 week is RM25.00, less then 1 month is RMRM50.00

Please find the following addition policy that you will get for the coverage extension.

Some may ask if i purchase the extension 1st party insurance from my local insurance to cover in Thailand, do i still need to purchase the insurance in the border to cover 3rd party in Thailand?

I am not able to verify due to language barrier with Thai Authority.

The different is the one that you extending insurance coverage is a Malaysia company, the insurance that you purchase at the border is a Thai Insurance company. The best person to answer your question is the insurance office in Malaysia.

Of course our common understanding is that 1st party insurance cover 3rd party as well, why need to double insured. But what I can imagine is should something happen and if you are covered under a Thai Insurance Company, they will take care of everything since the insurance policy is made in Thailand or simply say they speak the same language.

If you cover under a Malaysia insurance, you may ( just my guess ) have more claim procedure and hassle. ( For the 3rd Party ) since dealing with foreign company – their legal department may have a long battle and we customers are the one who suffer.

BUT since it merely cost less then RM20, I will just pay and have it insured 3rd party under Thai Insurance Company to avoid any problem if it happen.

Just my personal opinion. Please call your insurance company to find out more.

 

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Drive to Songkhla – Day 4

Date : 19th September 2011

Destination : Hadyai – Kuala Lumpur.

Breakfast and check out earlier and planning to have our lunch at Waterview restaurant located at the border town Danok.

The restaurant is located in a rubber estate about 3-4Km from Danok town, this is a very popular restaurant for Malaysian as it is very convenient to cross the border just to have lunch or dinner. To get there, right after the checkpoint, you may turn to any lane on your right and drive towards the end of the road, turn right again and follow the main road for about 3-4KM until you see the sighboard. You will be driving in rubber estate road and do not worry about that. The GPS cordinate is N06.52699 E100.43654.

Park at the car park area and walk towards the restaurant located besides the lake.

very layback sitting area

You may opt for proper dining setup as well…

Kitchen is located at the other side of the lake where food will be delivered using a small boat… a unique dining experince

food is good for my standard is price is ok

The area is very popular… be prepared to wait. I am not sure if they allowed prior booking… you may want to call and find out…

After lunch.. cross border and long drive back to home…

Another satisfying trip for a short break..

Drive To Songkhla – Day 2

Drive To Songkhla – Day 3

Drive To Songkhla – Day 4

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Drive to Songkhla – Day 3

Date : 18th September 2011

Destination : Songkhla, Hadyai

Last day at Songkhla before moving to Hadyai.

Wake up in the morning and visit the morning market just in front of the hotel.  The Sunday morning market is huge selling all kind of stuffs.

Sunday morning market view from hotel.

 Delicious local food.

 

 

 

 

 Check out noon and we proceed to visit Songkhla Zoo about 10KM from Songkhla town.  The zoo open everyday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.  I dont remember the exact entrance fees, it is about like 50 baht per person.  As you drive to the entrance of the zoo, you need to buy the ticket at the entrance booth.  Car is allow to drive to the zoo and follow  the road direction to visit all the animal zone.  Or you may walk ( I dont recommend this with young kids ) or hop in to the cart/bus shuttle around the zoo.

Please pay attention to the following schedule for animal performance.

 

 

 

 

You may also buy fruit to feed the animal at 20 Baht per pack. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Very close touch with the deer especially when you are feeding them…

 

 

 

 Run….. the deer is chasing Zheng Er

 

 

 Animal performance.

  There is a restaurant inside the zoo serving good Thail food. The view from the restaurant on top of the hill overlooking Koh Yu at the far distance. 

 There is a water theme park schedule to open Oct 2010. During our visit, the water park is partially open and we took the opportunity to enjoy it with great fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best water massage.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We left the zoo at about 4pm and proceed to Hadyai. Along the way we visit the famous Guanyin temple on top of the hill. The entrance is located at the Hadyai municipal park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rabbit Zheng Hao 

Dragon Zheng Ni Goat Zheng Yuan

 And Piggy Zheng Er

 

 

My favourite  laughing buddha. Jade Emperor

 

 

Check in to Hotel at Hadyai and enjoy the usual food and shopping around the area. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive To Songkhla – Day 1

Drive To Songkhla – Day 2

Drive To Songkhla – Day 4

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