Ko Yo

Songkhla Province

This island sits in the middle of Songkhla Lake and is connected to the mainland by two long bridges. Ko Yo is famous for its cotton-weaving industry and has a wonderfully rural feel with life much slower and laidback in its villages. Don’t miss Wat Phrahon Laem Pho, with its giant reclining Buddha, and the Thaksin Folklore Museum when making the trip across.

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1. Wat Phrahon Laem Pho

0.78 MILES

You'll see the reclining Buddha in this temple the minute you arrive on Ko Yo, as it sits right next to the bridge linking the island to Songkhla. The…

2. Thaksin Folklore Museum

1.44 MILES

The must-see Thaksin Folklore Museum actively aims to promote and preserve the culture of the region. The pavilions here are reproductions of southern…

3. Masjid Asassul

3.93 MILES

This quaint mosque built in 1850 sits in Songkhla's historic Muslim area, displaying fascinating architectural features. The gabled roof, that once…

4. Art Mill

3.95 MILES

This small gallery is always good for a contemporary art exhibition and regularly presents works by local Thai artists, including work by students from…

5. Songkhla Old Town

4.03 MILES

Wander through narrow historic streets where quaint old houses in the Sino-Portuguese style rub shoulders with traditional wooden Chinese buildings. Some…

6. Red Rice Mill

4.06 MILES

This historic rice mill still retains many of its original features, including machinery, a brick chimney stack and rusting tools. One of only two to have…

7. Singora Fort 9

4.25 MILES

This is the best preserved and most accessible of the 14 or so surviving forts from the 17th century Sultanate of Singora. An impressive 10m in width and…

8. National Museum

4.27 MILES

This stunning Chinese-style mansion was built in 1878 for Phraya Sundranurak, the vice governor of Songkhla, and is home to 12 rooms where displays – in…