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Songkhla Province

Short Facts

Name: Changwat Songkhla
Area: About 7,394 km²
Inhabitants: About 1,300,000
Location: South Thailand
Capital: Songkhla
Neighboring provinces: Five (5): Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Satun and Yala.
Amphoe / Districts: Bang Klam, Chana, Hat Yai, Khlong Hoi Khong, Khuan Niang, Krasae Sin, Mueang Songkhla, Na Mom, Na Thawi, Ranot, Rattaphum, Saba Yoi, Sadao, Sathing Phra, Singhanakhon, Thepha.
Popular tourist destinations: Songkhla National Museum, Hat Yai, Koh Yo, Kao Seng, Khao Tang Kuan, Songkhla Lake, Khao Nam Khang National Park, Wat Phakho and Wat Matchimawat.

About Songkhla

Songkhla province is located at Thailand's southeast coast, about 950 km south of Bangkok. Songkhla is bordering to the province of Yala and the neighboring country of Malaysia. Although the town of Songkhla is the capital of the province, Hat Yai is both larger and more well known. The cities belongs to southern Thailand's largest. Hat Yai is a relatively paced city with larger companies and extensive shopping opportunities. The port city of Songkhla is a quieter city with more cultural elements. The most common religions in the region is Islam and Buddhism and the population consists mainly out of Thais and Chinese. The various ethnic and religions have both contributed to its unique cuisine.

In the case of traditional crafts are cotton fabrics the most typical of the province. The fabrics that often are of high quality are made by hand and sold, on the island of Koh Yo. The island is linked to the mainland by a bridge and the bus from Songkhla takes about half an hour.

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Hat Sai Kaeo Province is a white sandy beach, 7 km from Songkhla.

Songkhla National Museum is a complex of Thai-Chinese style. Archaeological finds and modern Thai cultural objects are displayed in the museum.

Koh Yo is connected to the main land with a bridge that makes it easier to visit the island. Cotton fabrics are manufactured and sold here and it´s known for it´s high quality and original design.

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