Photo: Songkhla charm.

Things to see and do

Songkhla Old Town

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. ... Read more about Songkhla Old Town .

Songkhla National Museum

Built in an elegant Chinese style in 1878, the former palace that now houses Songkhla National Museum is the most impressive single piece of heritage architecture in a town with no shortage of it. ... Read more about Songkhla National Museum .

Wat Matchimawat

Filled with exquisite murals and statuary in a mix of Chinese and Thai styles, Wat Matchimawat is Songkhla’s most revered and historic temple. ... Read more about Wat Matchimawat .

Khao Tang Kuan

Khao Tang Kuan is a large hill rising high above the city’s otherwise flat landscape to a viewpoint where you can best appreciate the distinctive geography of Songkhla. ... Read more about Khao Tang Kuan .

Haad Samila

The fine khaki sand of Samila Beach stretches for two kilometres up to a famous naga statue at the northeast edge of town. ... Read more about Haad Samila .

Ko Yo and Southern Thai Folklore Museum

The small island of Ko Yo sits in the lake just south of town and is home to fishers, weavers, temples and a huge collection of Southern Thai artifacts at the excellent Folklore ... Read more about Ko Yo and Southern Thai Folklore Museum .

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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.

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