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Songkhla Province and popular attractions

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Popular Attraction’s around this area

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Tinsulanond Bridge

The bridge, which is the longest concrete bridge in Thailand, spans Songkhla Lake and is part of Highway 408. The bridge has two parts with the first part connecting the coast of Amphoe Muang Songkhla at Ban Nam Krachai to the southern coast of Koh Yor for a total distance of 1,140 meters. The second part connects the northern shore of Koh Yor to the coast of Ban Khao Khiao for a total distance of 1,800 meters. It was opened to traffic on 25 September 1986.

Songkhla Lake

This lake is the largest lake in Thailand  80 kilometres long and 20 to 25 kilometres wide in Songkhla and Phatthalung Provinces. In addition, it is the only natural, fresh-water lake in Thailand. Several islands across from its mouth  Koh Yai, Koh Si, Koh Ha, Koh Kaeo, Koh Mak, Koh Rai, and Koh Yor are worth visiting for relaxation. Boat services are available for touring the lake. The port behind the post office or the fresh market has all-day boat services.

Laem Samila Beach

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.

Koh Yor

A small island in the Songkhla Lake that has recently become an important tourist attraction in Songkhla. Covering an area of 9,275 rais (3,710 acres), the island is accessible via the Tinsulanond Bridge. Geographically, the islands coastal plain is suitable for agriculture such as a special kind of jackfruit called Jampada. Another famous island product is its hand-woven fabric.

Hat Yai

Situated about 28 kilometres from the town of Songkhla, is an important gateway to Malaysia and Singapore. Strategically located only 60 kilometres from the port of entry at Sadao, Hat Yai has only recently been developed and has rapidly been transformed into the commercial, transportation, communication, educational, and tourism hub of the south. Tourists enjoy shopping at Hat Yai for various goods ranging from fresh produce to consumer products such as electrical appliances. The area of Niphat Uthit 1, 2, or 3 Roads is where major commercial shops are located. Several shopping centres include Lido Shopping Centre, Odeon Shopping Centre, Sanehanuson, Hat Yai Plaza Shopping Centre, and Si Kimyong Market on Phetkasem Road.

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