Standing Buddha Temple
Standing Buddha Temple with big buddha statue 20 meters weighs 200 tons and was made in 1999 to celebrate the King of Thailand’s 6th Cycle Birthday Celebration which was his 72nd birthday. With His right had raised with forefinger and thumb touching each other, this mudra denotes ‘Intelligence, Intellect and Integrity. Hat Yai Observatory is Hat Yai’s deep sky observation for science and astronomy. Located in the vicinity of this temple.
This buddha is located on top of the hill in Hatyai Municipal Park. It is about 6km away from the city on Kanchawanit Road. Follow the signs that direct you to Goddess Kuan Yin (The Goddess of Kindness). You will reach Kuan Yin statue first. After that, go further up to the hill top to admire this beautiful Buddha image. You will get a nice view of Hatyai city from up here.
On beside of Standing Buddha, that is Hat Yai Cable Car (admission 200 baht) is a fairly recent addition to the Hat Yai Municipal Park. The cable car ‘ride’ itself is not great value, however it does take you to a higher elevation and stops at Thao Maha Phrom (the great Brahman Shrine), where the Four-Faced Brahma is – and that alone is not-to-be-missed. Plans are afoot to lengthen the cable car ride to other parts of the park.
You can speed whole day at Hat Yai Municipal Park, is a very nice place for travel, relax, nice city view. Night time you also can enjoy the night urban view, cool windy will let you stay long time here.
You also can go to astronomical and scientific learning center, full of technological tools including exhibition rooms, cinema rooms and observatory which fulfill children’s imagination and share knowledge to those who interest in astronomy. The center is open daily from 09.00 to 20.00 at Hat Yai Municipal Park. The entrance fees are 20 baht only.
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