Songkhla City

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Songkhla City

        Songkhla city overlooks SongkhlaLake on the west and the Gulf of Thailand on the east, it is known for its thriving fishing community, beautiful Samila beach and the GreatSongkhlaLakeThe lake is the largest natural lake in all of Thailand, features one of the longest bridges in Thailand, and also hosts the 520 square kilometers Khu Khut Waterfowl Park, home of some 140 speciesSongkhla city is quite different to its major neighboring city of Hat Yai in the fact that its a quieter, more historic town with older architecture and beach front accommodationIndeed, the city of Songkhla has a split character, with the charming older town west towards the waterfront contrasting with the modern mix of business and suburbia of the new town to the east. Some of Songkhlas older architecture shows Chinese, Portuguese and Malaysian influences. A few of these buildings have been restored with the hope of preserving some of the citys historical beautyMoreover, Songkhlas seafood is considered to be some of the best in Southern Thailand – and at a reasonable price!