Wat Phrahon Laem Pho

Songkhla Province

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 colossal gold painted representation of Sakyamuni before he entered nirvana, is highly photogenic, and given the location, you'll have it almost entirely to yourself.

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1. Ko Yo

0.78 MILES

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…

2. Thaksin Folklore Museum

1.67 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

3.32 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

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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

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6. Red Rice Mill


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7. National Museum

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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…

8. Old Railway Station

3.86 MILES

A train enthusiast's dream. Start by walking north along partially dismantled tracks to locate the original station sign, then wander through the…