Kim Yong Market Hatyai

Kim Yong Market, Hat Yai Market, Kim Yong is a source of cheap goods in Hat Yai. Popular tourists to shop as souvenirs. Products sold include sweets, fruit and silk and various electrical appliances.

There are many shops. Available at this market. You can bargain Before buying The Kim Yong market is the source of colorful souvenirs in Hat Yai, Songkhla.

The market is open daily from 8am to 7pm.

You can go to Kim Yong Market by bus in Hat Yai, such as Tuk-Tuk Motorcycle from the Hotel.

Kim Yong Market Map. 

Hatyai  , Songkhla , Thailand

Hatyai To Phuket By Bus

The route from Hat Yai to Phuket. There are many more routes because Hat Yai and Phuket are major tourist and economic cities in the south Thailand. There are now Sri Trang tour company. Open online. The journey time is about 7.30 hours. The bus runs through Phattalung, Trang, Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket, respectively. For those who book the bus Sri Trang tour . Online Please pick up the actual ticket at Hat Yai Bus Station 30 minutes before departure

Hat Yai - Phuket ฿2,641 – ฿4,904 1h
  •   Avia Economy 09:20, 21:25
  •   Avia Economy 07:25, 19:50
Hat Yai - Phuket ฿371 – ฿555 7h 40m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:45, 13:00, 18:00, 21:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 19:30
  •   Bus Express XL 06:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 19:30, 20:00, 21:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 21:45

Hatyai Bus Staion Map


Bangkok to Hayai by Bus

From Bangkok to Hat Yai, about 970 kilometers. Take a bus trip around 14-15 pm. to reach the destination. This route is another long-distance bus tour in Thailand

From Bangkok, you can take the bus at the new southern line. Borom Ratchajanee Road To travel to Hat Yai

Hat Yai is a prosperous city. And a center of trade in the south. And there are many attractions. So if you are traveling to Hat Yai, the place you should not miss, including the skyline. Visit Hat Yai Kim Yong Market and Relax at the Ton-Nga-Chang waterfall, ivory, etc

Hatyai Map.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a destination for both Thai and foreign tourists. Getting to Koh Samui requires a ferry to Koh Samui. The trip to Koh Samui by car. You must drive or take a bus to Surat Thani And buy a ferry ticket to Koh Samui. The pier crossing to Koh Samui is located. Donsak Pier, Surat Thani

For those who drive to own. You can buy ferry tickets to take a car across to Koh Samui. Currently, ferries operate daily to Koh Samui. You can check prices and book ferry tickets to Koh Samui in advance online.

Suratthani - Koh Samui ฿280 – ฿450 3h 30m
  •   Bus Standard AC 07:00, 08:00, 08:15, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:30, 10:45, 11:15, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 13:30, 14:30, 15:15, 15:30, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30
  •   Bus Standard AC 07:30, 07:30, 07:30, 07:30, 09:00, 09:30, 09:30, 09:30, 13:00, 13:30, 13:30
Suratthani - Koh Samui ฿490 – ฿690 20m
  •   Charter Comfort 3
  •   Charter Van 9pax 9
  •   Charter Comfort 3
  •   Charter Van 9pax 9
Suratthani - Koh Samui ฿230 – ฿850 2h 25m
  •   Ferry F 08:45
  •   Ferry Ferry 06:00, 06:00, 07:00, 07:00, 07:45, 07:45, 08:00, 08:00, 08:45, 09:00, 09:00, 10:00, 10:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:30, 11:30, 12:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:00, 13:20, 13:20, 15:00, 15:00, 15:00, 16:05, 16:05, 17:00, 17:00, 17:25, 17:25
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:29, 08:29, 08:30, 08:30, 09:20, 10:45, 10:50, 10:50, 10:50, 11:20, 13:30, 13:30, 16:00
  •   Ferry Ferry 05:00, 05:00, 05:00, 05:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 09:00, 09:00, 12:00, 12:00, 12:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
  •   Ferry Local 05:00, 06:00, 06:00, 07:00, 07:00, 08:00, 08:00, 10:00, 10:00, 13:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Ferry Tourist Class 14:00
  •   Hig 06:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 10:30, 11:15, 14:00, 14:00

ranong travel guide

Why go to Ranong

Despite having the fewest inhabitants of all of Thailand’s provinces, infrastructure here is starting to develop and guesthouses and restaurants catering towards western tourists are starting to appear.

Back in the 19th century, Ranong was a tin-mining state founded by Chinese migrants. This is why you will see Chinese influences around the town including shrines, graves and lanterns. The eclectic mix of cultures also includes ethnic Burmese migrants, many of whom are of Muslim faith.

One of the two main reasons people visit Ranong is for the aforementioned border crossing. It is therefore mostly a stopover destination for western travellers. However, if you do decide to stay, Ranong has a lovely Old Market (Talad Gao) which features a mix of shops, restaurants, bars and guesthouses.

If you’re not heading over to Burma, the north-west side of Ranong is home to the majority of the Burmese Muslim population. You will therefore get an insight into Burmese culture without the hassle of visas and border crossings.

The second major reason for visiting Ranong is its islands of Koh Phayam and Koh Chang Noi. Boasting beautiful beaches but lacking great development these ones attract travellers who seek an old-school island experience.

Last but not least, on the outskirts of Ranong lies spectacular landscapes with year-round waterfalls, hot springs, beautiful beaches and national parks. Laem Son National Park boast 60km of protected Andaman Sea coastline. This region is great for snorkelling and diving as well as having plenty of land mammals to see too!


Hua Hin train station

Some say Hua Hin Train station is Thailand’s most beautiful and most visited station. The station’s meticulous architecture and the retreat house built exclusive for royalties during the reign of King Rama VI are only few of Hua Hin Station’s eye-cathing features.

The station is also being remembered for its “Hua Hin” sign that has become iconic for tourists and photographers. Opposite the station is the Railway Train Library which entry and membership are free of charge in exchange of presenting a valid ID.

Getting there by rail, several daily trains from Hua Lamphong, Bangkok can be boarded. Hua Hin is a known attraction in Thailand so it should not be hard to get information from the counters and people around. Tickets for all kinds of trains except third class are bookable 90 days in advance. The train station is situated at the top west end of Damnoern Kasem Road, at the end of Soi 76.

Chiang Mai train

Chiang Mai is a very popular destination for locals and foreigners especially during holidays, festivals and summer escapades.

Traveling Chiang Mai from different parts of Thailand has gotten more convenient as various transportation options are already available to carry travelers back and forth.

The fastest and easiest mode is by Air. Chiang Mai International Airport welcomes 29 Airlines, 21 of which are International. The airport also has two terminals that separate domestic flights from international bound flights.

Railway is another option for those who care for sight-seeing and long land travels. Chiang Mai structured its own railway station that runs 14 daily trains plus 2 special units operating on special holidays.

Usually, travelers coming from Bangkok take the Hua Lamphong Railway Station(connected to MRT) to get to Chiang Mai. The trains come in 1st, 2nd and 3rd sleeper classes. More than that, people who wish to bring their motorcycles and small vehicles along will be provided a cargo space for an extra fee.

Chiang Mai is world famous for its majestic temples, blissful landscapes and cold weather.


Sawadee Esan

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Quick company Intro
Based in Morchit bus terminal, located in the north of Bangkok, Sawadee Esan serves towns in the northeast of the country, including Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai. Sawadee Esan is one of the most popular and well-known operators along this route and only use express buses.

Routes served by Sawadee Esan
Sawadee Esan operates a frequent service out of Bangkok.

Bangkok–Nong Khai & Nong Bua Lamphu

The most popular of all the company’s routes connects the capital with the border town of Nong Khai in Isan. The trip takes about 10 hours and costs THB500. Nong Khai is a handy starting point for onward trips to Vientiane in Laos, located on the other side of the Mekong River. There are several night departures from Bangkok between 19.00 and 21.00.

Buses depart for Nong Bua Lamphu at 20.30 and 21.10, arriving at 05.10 and 05.50 respectively (a journey time of 8 ¾ hours). The return journey leaves Nong Bua Lamphu at either 20.30 or 20.45, costing the same and taking almost nine hours.

Bangkok–Bueng Kan & Udon Thani

There are five departures each day to Bueng Kan, between 06.45 and 21.00. This trip takes around 11 ½ hours, costing THB590.

You can also reach Udon Thani using this operator, there are two buses per day (leaving at 19.45 and 21.00, arriving at 05.15 and 07.10 respectively). You can make the 9 ½ hour trip for around THB500.

The buses used on trips with Sawadee Esan offer surprisingly high quality wifi onboard, something that those used to travelling on buses in Thailand will know is not always the case, despite what you might be promised when booking.

The quality of the buses on these routes are better than average and an improvement on what is offered on trips with their competitors. The seats are far more comfortable than you’d expect and the buses can even run ahead of schedule, something that is almost unheard of in Thailand!

Unfortunately, there are no individual screens onboard Sawadee Esan’s buses. Instead there will be one larger communal screen with speakers dotted throughout the bus. This can be a little annoying if you were hoping to relax with a good book or get some sleep but the TV is usually turned off after a couple of hours so you don’t have to put up with it for too long.

For many, a more problematic issue will be the absence of charging points on the bus, especially if you need to contact someone en-route and your battery is running low.

Whenever travelling on overnight buses or trains it is always a good idea to set an alarm ahead of your stop to ensure you don’t miss it. This is also true on services run by Sawadee Esan, especially if you are getting off before the end of the route, as the staff onboard can’t always be relied on to wake you up. It’s best to make sure you’re awake in plenty of time to avoid any hassle.

Keep in mind
Sawadee Esan is a good choice for any passengers looking to head toward the border with Laos. Bueng Kan and Nong Khai are well-connected with towns across the Laos border and with Vientiane. There are also services to Khon Kaen, one of the major cities in the Isan region, which can be quite difficult to reach.

What travellers say
Customers are always pleased with the quality of the wifi on these buses, it’s far more reliable than you’d expect and a good way to pass the time before you get some rest. Unfortunately, the lack of charging ports on the bus mean that you don’t want to use up the whole battery!

Overall, Sawadee Esan is a very popular choice for anyone headed from Bangkok to destinations in the more remote Isan region.

Hua Lamphong

Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok.

Most of the trains in Thailand depart from Hua Lamphong – it is the central hub of rail traffic in Thailand. In its significance it may be compared to Suvarnabhum Airport.
At the station, you can find many different services:

  1. Information window This is where you can get a printed schedule of all trains in English and Thai. The staff will also try to answer all your questions.
  2. Cash Counters. If you need a ticket for the same day you can visit any of the counters located on both sides under the portrait of His Majesty The King. The tickets will be issued in your name, so please bring your passport or a similar form of photo-ID.
  3. Pre-sale Counters Tickets can be bought between 1 and 60 days before the planned date of travel. Very short routes (such as Bangkok to Ayutthaya, Hua Hin or Pattaya) can be bought only one day in advance, short routes (like Bangkok to Chumphon, Phitsanulok or Korat) can be booked 30 days in advance. Trips starting in Bangkok with a duration of more than six hours are usually released 60 days before the departure date (there are some exceptions). The office is open every day from 08:30 to 16:00.
  4. Luggage Storage If you have nowhere to leave your luggage, you can use the luggage room in the corner opposite the entrance to the tracks, which is open daily from 04:00 to 23:00. The price varies from 20 to 100 baht per piece per day. There are also newly installed storage boxes right when you leave the escalator coming from the MRT subway. Unfortunately we can not keep your inside our office in DOB Building.
  5. Restaurants At the station are several places where you can eat or buy food and bottled beverages to take with you. Next to the entrance on 2nd floor is a Black Canyon coffee. Or cross the road (carefully) and enjoy your dinner at the Hong Kong Noodle Restaurant. Air-conditioned rooms are on the upper floor.
  6. Taxi service is located on the left side of the station. Avoid tuk-tuks. They charge you ludicrous prices and often do not know your destination, so they bring you somewhere else. Somewhere else is usually a tailor or gem shop where they get a commission. Metered taxis are safer, cheaper and come with air conditioning.
  7. WC / showers are located in the corner of the lobby behind the information desk (but they have been under renovation recently and are sometimes replaced by toilet trucks next to the subway entrance). As always in crowded public places it is better to avoid this area if you can.
  8. The 12Go office is located directly opposite the Hua Lamphong Railway station, but not inside the station. Please take the MRT (Subway) exit number 1. Do not try to cross the road, please take the air-conditioned underpass from the subway. Our office is 30 meters from the subway exit number 1 in the DOB Building, ground floor. We operate from ~ 10:00 – 20:00 every day.

Some trains depart from Thon Buri – but that’s a whole different story.

Bangkok to Chumphon

Bangkok to Chumphon by Bus

Suwannatee Tour is a bus company

Quick company intro:
Suwannatee Tour is a bus company that provides spacious 24 and 32 seat passenger double decker VIP and Express buses. With its headquarters in Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) on Borommaratchachonnani Road the company offers both online and real time booking.

Routes serviced by Suwannatee Tour
Suwannatee Tour offers the route between Bangkok and Chumphon, one of the most important transportation hubs in southern Thailand. Chumphon is the main starting point for your sea journey to neighbouring Koh Tao with further travel to other islands of the Gulf, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.


There are at least five departures a day from Bangkok to Chumphon: one in the morning (9am), one in the afternoon (12pm) and three in the late evening (8pm, 9pm and 10pm). Travel time from Bangkok to Chumphon with Suwannatee Tour is under 7 hours. Expect to pay THB400 for an express bus and THB450 for a VIP which is normally the last bus of the day.

Schedule-wise the two most convenient buses are the morning bus which brings you to Chumphon by 3.30pm what leaves you with enough time to make an afternoon tour of the city and catch the slow (and cheap) night ferry to Koh Tao, or the last bus at 10pm which arrives early the next morning leaving you with the whole day ahead of you and plenty of choices on which ferry to catch.

Similarly heading back to Bangkok you have the same choice of morning, afternoon and evening departures with Suwannatee Tour. In Chumphon, all the buses leave from the company’s office just southwest of the train station in Nawamin Ruan Jai Road.

Suwannatee Tour provides a solid value. The onboard service is good and includes water and snacks with a meal at the stop already included into your ticket price.

Seats are soft and reclining and there is reasonable leg space even in the cheaper express buses, though Westerners may want to choose an aisle seating.

Blankets are provided for night trips and air-conditioning is normally not excessive.

Suwannatee Tour has a good safety record.

Suwannatee Tour bus tour company is by far one of the cheapest and therefore you get what you pay for so as long as you don’t expect too much from a budget friendly service you will be more than happy with your journey. The buses are reliable, convenient and take the fastest routes possible.

Do not expect bus attendants to speak much English. It can be an issue if you need to get off not at the terminus. Do let them know where you are heading at the very beginning of the trip.

There have been reports of double booking with passengers having to settle for a different class of the bus. Though if you are changed from VIP to express, the difference is normally reimbursed but the level of comfort will be different.

Some of the buses from Suwannatee Tour bus fleet are aged so do not expect charging ports and there may be issues with broken TVs but it can hardly be considered as a minus as you are saved from too loud entertainment programs in this case.

What travellers say
Generally, the majority of the reviews about Suwannatee Tour are good with most people satisfied with the cleanliness of the buses and on board toilets. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, and you can expect an easy and safe travel. Keep in mind, though, that it still be confusing at arrival both in Chumphon and Bangkok, if you are dropped off in random locations – either closer to the train station in Chumphon or at one of the BTS stations en route in Bangkok.

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