Ice Dome is located around 10km away from town area, which is pretty far away but Tuk-Tuk did provide service to fetch customer there for a day trip which include Municipal Park. Ice Dome is actually located inside Municipal Park. Ice Dome was once down close down for maintenance but luckily it back into operation during our visit.
Entrance fees is 300baht adult and 150baht child. Sweater and glove is provided.
Before we went inside the ice area we are lock inside a room with lower temperature to ensure our body get use to it, after 10minute we are allow to go inside.
The temperature inside is -3 Celsius, freaking cold.
First ice craving is China building which is paint and lighting to simulate the exact building.
Thai Building, is this the Thai Pavilion?
Ice Slide, very nice build of the slide that made of ice. Lot of kids enjoy playing at this area, too bad that we are too big to play with those kids, even though we wish to try it out. The feeling must be amazing.
A very small maze built with ice, we start to get very cold at this stage just after we inside for 20minutes.
Small Castle, all the ice craving is nicely crave with color painting and lighting effect to make it look so nice.
Feel like in Antarctic
Cute little carving, unfortunately the paint start to melt, the statue look like vomit blood. Haha!
Very nice ice craving.
Next area is even attractive, the scenery is just awesome. A small area with tree branches and a small tower in middle. Perfect place for photo taking.
This should be Taj Mahal, India.
Dragon and elephant ice craving.
Hatyai Ice Dome is very special to us as we never experience such cold temperature before, we are in there for around 40minute and that it. We are too cold to continue stay inside, our hand and ear is start freezing, compact camera is no longer function as well. It well worth the 300baht spend for the last 40minute, it is so fun.
After spend 40minute in such low temperature, our stomach probably work too much to generate heat and it start to get hungry. We head out of ice dome and saw this road side stall selling grill chicken and squid.
We ordered one chicken and squid and it cost us 140baht, damn expensive. Regret did not ask for the price before ordered.
After taking enough rest and our body get use to the outside temperature we start heading to other area that has statue for photo taking.
All other area in Municipal Park is free entrance.
Standing Buddha, it is amazing to see this Buddha that stand high in the sky. It act as a god that look after the whole Hatyai as the view from here fully cover the whole Hatyai.
Awesome view of Hatyai
Another view of the great Standing Buddha
Some great scenery surrounding the Standing Buddha
Proceed down the road is Golden Dragon, a big dragon painted in gold color with big mouth open that allow you to walk into it. Some people say you have to follow left or right stair case for enter and go out but since I have no idea hence we just go as we wish and hope everything will be fine. LOL!
Immediately after the Golden Dragon mouth you will see the big statue “nie le foh” and another Buddha statue that I not sure what is the name.
Nie Le Foh
Gold and “Silver” dragon statue.
Right side of the Golden Dragon is Kuan Yin Temple.
Kuan Yin Temple
Hatyai Municipal Park consist of few Buddha statue, people are coming here for praying. Even if you not praying here it still worth a trip to here since the statue is very beautiful and the view from standing Buddha area is just amazing. Furthermore at this area you can visit the Ice Dome that give great experience on low temperature.
After visit Municipal Park we head toward Tesco Lotus for our final shopping, we as well try it KFC. The KFC chicken is almost the same as our Spicy flavor but they do have prawn donut that is very special, it look like donut but taste salty and with small prawn in it. Very delicious.
It getting late and it time to go home, we decided to leave Hatyai and back to Jitra, Kedah for our dinner.
Drive back to Malaysia, reach the immigration counter either pass the car permit to the officer while you driving through the immigration or park your car at the side and hand over the car permit.
Driver and passenger get down from car and have your passport chop, once done back to your car and drive toward Malaysia immigration, driver collect passenger passport and drive through the immigration counter for passport chop.
The Thai Food Restaurant name Rung Reang, it located inside Jitra, Kedah.
Deep Fried Cat Fish is a must ordered dish, it is so delicious and crispy.
Garlic Chicken is truly disappointed, the Chicken is so hard and the garlic taste so separate with the chicken.
Tom Yam Prawn taste just good, the spicy and sour tom yam soup is so delicious while the white prawn is very fresh.
With that conclude our trip to Hatyai, 2 day 1 night is just nice for a trip to Hatyai as not much tourist attraction.
What to do in Hatyai is mainly about eating and shopping.
We spend a total of 6000baht (RM600) during our 2 day 1 night trip in Hatyai excluding car petrol and tolls.
Hatyai Travel 2012 Direct Link
Hatyai Travel 2012
Day 1 Driving to Hatyai from Penang
Day 1 Khlong Hae Floating Market
Day 2 Lucky Dim Sum and Pasar
Day 2 Hatyai Ice Dome and Municipal Park
Guide for Driving to Hatyai