Song Thale Park
After we were done exploring Nang Ngam Road, the driver dropped us at Song Thale Park near the Naka statue.
The Great Serpent Nag is the deity of fertility to all living things. The people of Songkhla believe that Nag/Naka brings happiness and good fortune.
The Naka's head represents the wisdom of Songkhla people. Its body symbolizes the city's riches and the tail represents strength in community.
If you see a guy with camera taking your photos here, don't freak out. They just want to sell those photos + frame to you so strike a pose!
The Krom Luang Chumphon monument is also here. He is the founder of Thai Navy. There are a lot to see here before you proceed to the nearby Songkhla Aquarium or Samila Beach.
We had lunch by the beach. Okay not exactly on the beach but close enough. The food was good too! If you need halal food, ask your driver for "Muslim food"- they understand that better than "halal".
The souvenirs here can be cheaper than elsewhere. I bought pretty fridge magnets. You can also find fruits, ice creams, sun hats and lots of other things here.
|Mermaid Statue from far|
|The famous coconut ice cream|
|Coconut ice cream (50 THB)|
|Park near Laem Samila|
|Cat & Mouse Statue|
We didn't get to see Ko Yo because we only have half-a day to spare. Do some research and plan where you want to go. Let the tour agent know the places you want to see so you don't waste time.