This 1878 building was originally built in a Chinese architectural style as the residence of a luminary. The museum is easily the most...
Point at clownfish at this flashy new attraction.
A popular day trip from Songkhla is this island in the middle of Thale Sap is actually connected to the mainland by bridges and is...
Blue Smile Cafe
A fine place for a snack, some alcohol or cool beats, we're not sure what we like best at this Canadian-owned place: the roof garden,...
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Stroll this beautiful strip of white sand with the giggling local couples and enjoy the kite flying (a local obsession). A bronze Mermaid sculpture , in tribute to Mae Thorani (the Hindu-Buddhist earth goddess), sits atop some rocks at the northern end of the beach. Locals treat the figure like a shrine, tying the waist with coloured cloth and rubbing the breasts for good luck.
Don't expect to sunbathe here – the local dress code is too modest – but it's a wholesome spot to meet locals and enjoy a distinctly Thai beach scene, and it's a gorgeous spot for a wander at sundown.