Discover the neighborhoods of Songkhla
This capital of Songkhla Province is a beach lover’s dream, surrounded by beautiful coastlines of the two seas. The quiet and relaxed atmosphere of Songkhla is a great contrast to the more lively areas of southern Thailand, and therefore a great way to unwind after an action-packed few days in the area. From Bangkok, the city is accessed by bus or minivan, the ride taking around 12 hours. Some travelers also choose to fly to the small Songkhla Airport, which serves mainly chartered flights and short distance stopovers from surrounding airports.
Songkhla’s historical gems are not to be missed, and the city’s many museums and cultural centers make it easy to explore this side of the city with ease. Spanning the lake and connecting the city to the rest of the country, Tinsulanond Bridge is one such attraction that is often photographed by most tourists. It is the longest bridge in Thailand, and connects Songkhla to most of the popular vacation destinations such as the island of Ko Yo and Ban Khao Khiao.
Of course, the beaches of Songkhla often draw the most crowds, and Samila Beach is the most popular of the bunch. The beach features the usual white sands and calm waters, but it’s also home to the mermaid statue that is the symbol of this city. It’s a great place to relax and take the beautiful views.
Find out where rest of the hotels, resorts, and other attractions of Songkhla are located by exploring the interactive map on this page, and start planning the perfect trip to this interesting city.