Songkhla district is the capital city of Songkhla Province, but Hatyai is the largest city in the Province, also the largest metropolitan city in Southern Thailand. Situated at the Peninsular along the opening of Songkhla Lake to Gulf of Thailand, Songkhla is traditionally a fishing town and also an important seaport in the region.
SONGKHLA is the Thai variant of SINGORA, “the City of Lions” originated from Malay, which refers to a lion-shaped mountain near the city. Was a major urbanized area, and an international maritime trade center, in particular with Quanzhou in China during the 10th until the 14th century.
Thanks to the statue of a mermaid sitting on the white sandy beach, always a long queue to take photo with the mermaid. Which makes it one of the very popular destinations in Songkhla Province.
The Old Town
Songkhla Old Town, featured numerous century old buildings and Cultural Heritage buildings along Nakonnok Street, Saiburi and Nang Ngam Road. Songkhla’s City Pillar, Baan Nakhon Nai Museum, The Red Mill, just to name a few, are the popular spots in the Old Town.