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Songkhla Province

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to areas in the Southern Songkhla Province.

Songkhla Province’s two main commercial centres, Hat Yai and Songkhla, are less affected by the political turmoil plaguing the cities further south, although some state travel advisories warn against travel here. You won't be tripping over foreign backpackers, but you'll see a fair number of tourists drawn to wandering through local markets, savouring Muslim-Thai fusion cuisine, relaxing on breezy beaches and tapping into Hat Yai's fun and eclectic urban vibe.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Songkhla Province.