Thaksin Folklore Museum

Songkhla Province

The must-see Thaksin Folklore Museum actively aims to promote and preserve the culture of the region. The pavilions here are reproductions of southern Thai–style houses and contain displays of life in the local regions created using folk art, handicrafts and traditional household implements. Plus the views atop the hill over the lake are fantastic.

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