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Songkhla
About Songkhla

Songkhla is a city with a long prosperous civilization history. Ancient artifacts are a good confirmation. The tradition inherited from the ancestors is interesting. Tourist attractions in Songkhla provide assorted styles of travel some sea, lake, forest, waterfall, etc.

Songkla province is divided in to 16 districts which are Mueang Songkhla, Ranot, Krasae Sin, Sathing Phra, Singhanakorn, Khuan Niang, Rattaphum, Bang Klam, Hat Yai, Na Mom, Chana, Na Thawi, Sadao, and Khlong Hoi Khong district. 

How to go

There are buses available every day from Bangkok to Songkhla and Bangkok to Hat Yai at the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern bound) in Borommaratchachonnani road. The journey will take around 12 hours.

Contact the Transport Company tel. 1490 or www.transport.co.th for more information.

You can book the ticker online via Transport company’s website www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com as well as www.thairoute.com

Trains from Bangkok (Hua Lampong station) to Hat Yai are available daily. You can choose from ordinary, rapid, express, and special express train. Contact the state railway at tel. 1690, or Hat Yai railway station tel.0 7424 3705 or www.railway.co.th.

You can also book a ticket online (e-TSRT) at https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

Songkhla’s airport is in Hat Yai distric. Many airlines offer direct flights from Bangkok on daily basis. The flight will take around 1 hours 25 minutes. 

Recommended

Laem Samila

Located in the City Municipality, about 2.5 kilometers from the fresh market (Thalat Supsin or Thalat Sot Thetsaban), the peninsula is renowned for its powdery sandy beach, shady pine groves, and the statue of a mermaid Songkhla's most famous landmark. It is easily accessible via Hat Yai-Songkhla buses. From the city, visitors can take a minibus directly to the beach.

Laem Samila

Songkhla Zoo

Located on the Songkhla-Chana Highway, Tambon Khao Rup Chang, this open- zoo was established with an aim to preserve Thai wildlife. When they are ready, the wildlife will be returned to the wild. The zoo occupies a hilly area with an asphalt ring road. Various animals which have been grouped separately, such camels, birds, red gaur, tigers, crocodiles, etc., are major residents here. One of the highlights in the zoo that should not to be missed is the scenic viewpoint overlooking the whole city of Songkhla. Food stalls are available. For more information please call 074 325037-8.

Songkhla Zoo

The Institute for Southern Thai Studies

This Institute is situated on Ko Yo, near the foot of the second part of the Tinsulanond Bridge. Established in 1978 to undertake the study of southern arts and culture, the institute has been transformed into a live museum that exhibits comprehensive sets of local art and culture, and southern lifestyles. The systematic exhibitions cover more than 30 rooms with displays concerning history, religion, tradition, occupation, folk play, handicrafts, and various artifacts. In addition, there are presentations that recount local wisdom, which has been accumulated and passed down through several generations. Other than the exhibitions and presentation, there are several viewpoints where visitors can admire Songkhla Lake and aquaculture farms in the institute.

The Institute for Southern Thai Studies