Photo: One of the many murals that bring Songkhla's Old Town to life.

Songkhla Old Town

Our rating:

Songkhla’s picturesque heritage district blends food, street art and lake views with beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. Of the many old towns that we’ve visited in Thailand, this is one of the best.

Travel better, travel smarter

Save money, receive our latest updates and get the most out of your travels.

   

A stroll down Nang Ngam Road takes you past Chinese shrines, venerable wooden homes and Sino-European rowhouses punctuated by lanterns, louvred shutters and bricks emerging from the crumbling mortar surfaces. Nearby Wat Matchimawat displays a mix of Thai and Chinese artistic elements, while Asasul Mosque has been a centre of Muslim life in the Phatthalung Road vicinity since the mid-19th century.

One of Songkhla's old houses turned into a street kitchen. Photo taken in or around Songkhla Old Town, Songkhla, Thailand by David Luekens.

One of Songkhla's old houses turned into a street kitchen. Photo: David Luekens

Many houses double as street kitchens expressing the area’s Southern Chinese heritage through plates of roasted duck, khao man gai (chicken rice) and steamed buns. Younger folks have opened art galleries, vintage clothing shops and cafes. If you’re looking to stay in the old town, Baan Nai Nakhon wrapped up Songkhla’s classy Chinese-Thai ambiance in a brilliant boutique hotel.

Over on Nakhon Nok, Blue Smile Cafe proves that funky works of art, craft beer and Western food can fit into an Asian heritage district. At nearby Baan Nakhon Nai Museum (not to be confused with the similarly named hotel), the mosaic tile floors and antique mother-of-pearl furnishings are on display at a former merchant’s home backed by a relaxing ... Travelfish members only (Around 400 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


Don’t miss the boat!

Please subscribe to Travelfish.org to read the rest of this article, or log in here.


Subscribing to Travelfish costs A$35 per year and it gets you access to more than 200 downloadable guides to specific destinations, fabulous discount coupons and 50% off our personalised travel planning service. Sign up here.


By


Location map for Songkhla Old Town

Book a flight, train, bus, taxi or ferry in Thailand with 12Go Asia
From:
To:     


Popular attractions in Songkhla

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Songkhla.



Best places to stay in Songkhla

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Songkhla.


What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Songkhla.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda
 Read up on where to eat on Songkhla.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Songkhla.
 Read up on how to get to Songkhla, or book your transport online with 12Go Asia.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Songkhla? Please read this.
 Buy a SIM card for Thailand—pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.


Heading to Thailand?
Heading to Thailand?
Ad Search for cheap flights to Thailand
on Skyscanner.

skyscanner.com

Read more



See below for more sights and activities in Songkhla that are listed on Travelfish.org.


Top of page


Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Songkhla? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


Top of page