A day trip to Songkhla

//A day trip to Songkhla

A day trip to Songkhla

A day trip to SONGKHLA! We spent the day driving through Hat Yai and greater Songkhla visiting some of the must-see attractions the province has to offer. ✈ We first stopped at the magnificent “”มัสยิดกลางประจำจังหวัดสงขลา”” or Central Mosque. This is known as the “”Taj Mahal”” of Thailand and is as impressive as the photos suggest! Be aware though, it’s incorrectly labeled on Google Maps, so just follow the link below. ✈ Next, we needed some good food, so why not stop at one of the most famous noodle shops in the province? Head to “”Pork Tail Noodle”” or ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหมูหาง for an authentic, cheap and delicious meal! ✈ No meal is complete without dessert, of course, so we headed straight across the road to “”Miss Universe Ice-cream”” or ไอติมโคมนางงาม แอท สงขลา. Hold your breath and say yes. Take the egg yolk on the shaved ice-cream, it’s traditional, it’s an experience and it’s hardly even noticeable – at least you can say you have done it! Now we move on to… ✈ Old Town. Filled with narrow alleys, interesting and eclectic architecture and tons of street art! There are maps and signposts, but we just went exploring because there are always new and fun things to see! You can literally spend as long as you want to, don’t set a time limit here. There are coffee shops, cafés and ice-cream parlours all along the way – you will be fine! ✈ Ban Nakhon Mueang Songkhla roughly translates to “the house in Songkhla”. It’s a collection of artworks and artifacts (as well as photographs) as homage to the late King, Rama IX. If you are a fan of Thai history, this is a great place to garner some more of it! ✈ We photographed our way along the road, past a few jetties overlooking Songkhla Lake, ending at Hub Ho Hin. This used to be a rice mill, then an ice factory and now is a community arts center. It’s big, red and unmistakable. ✈ Finally, we made our way to a theme park, well 6 in fact. There are a few dedicated theme parks along the road to the dinosaur park and we weren’t sure what we wanted to do, so we got a ticket that allows you into all of them. I must say, this is more for the kids, but it was pleasant enough. There is a dinosaur park, old western town, panda-and-heart park, ATVs, paintball, a waterpark, and an art (sculpture) park. You could have just spent the entire day here as a family, but for us, 2 hours was ample. We are confident this is the best way to spend a day in Songkhla, hey, we even did it ourselves! Check it out: http://tiny.cc/SongkhlaVideo Love Dear Travallure! Are you planning a trip there, have a look at some of our suggestions:

1.) Central Mosque: https://goo.gl/maps/gHhLAFJv8S1QFFWm8
2.) Pork Tail Noodle: https://goo.gl/maps/fm1JCbBcKXg2p8vr9
3.) Miss Universe Ice-Cream: https://goo.gl/maps/GkzNYqScnUT1u67C8
4.) Old Town: https://goo.gl/maps/emLtZvY3dML5nCt28
5.) Ban Nakhon Mueang Songkhla: https://goo.gl/maps/dsQnjv9Tn5LFcVTy8
6.) Hub Ho Hin: https://goo.gl/maps/Jtjfj64JZRjF4E9r8
7.) Theme parks: https://goo.gl/maps/EsSnsjcVnMHAJZst7″.

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