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    Songkhla mermaid

    by trisanna Updated May 8, 2005

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    mermaid at Samila beach

    The mermaid statue is quite near the rat and cat statues. Both at Samila beach. Many people grab the Mermaid's hair. I am sure there is a tale to this mermaid, but unfortunately i don't remember and don't have my guidebook to the area anymore. Many people climb next to the mermaid for photos.

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    Samila Beach Cat and Rat Statues

    by Rodan44 Updated Oct 28, 2004

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    Cat and Rat statues, Samila Beach, Songkhla

    Just a few meters away from the Mermaid statue on Samila Beach are the Cat and Rat statues. These statues represent the small Cat and Rat islands, which can be seen just off shore from here. There is a story behind the cat and rat, and a plaque next to the statues details this story. I don't remember it anymore, so you will just have to go there and read it for yourself.

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    Samila Beach Mermaid

    by Rodan44 Updated Oct 28, 2004

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    Mermaid Statue, Samila Beach, Songkhla

    At the north end of Samila beach you will find this bronze mermaid statue. While the statue itself is not necessarily a "must see activity", the beach around it and view of the Gulf of Thailand is quite nice, and there are many souvenir shops and seafood restaurants in the immediate area. Besides, the statue is kind of an icon in Songkhla and a photograph of it is really compulsory for any visitor to the city. Also, anyone who has ever been to Copenhagen, Denmark will find this statue to be quite familiar.

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    The Institute for Southern Thai Studies

    by Rodan44 Written Oct 26, 2004

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    Broken pieces of procelin at ISTS Museum

    Located atop a hill on the tiny island of Ko Yo in the Thale Sap (inland lake), the Institute for Southern Thai Studies houses a large and impressive museum that contains an exhaustive number of exhibits on the history and culture of southern Thailand. There are many separate exhibit halls spread around the hill, and you have to do a good amount of climbing to reach them all, making the musuem both informative and athletic! There is a great panoramic view of both the island and lake from here. Admission fee is 10 Baht for children, 30 Baht for Thai nationals, and 60 Baht for other nationals.

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    Khao Tang Kuan

    by Rodan44 Written Oct 26, 2004

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    My wife Trisanna atop Khao Tang Kuan

    To get a an idea of Songkhla's exceptional location, make your way to the top of Khao Tung Kuan hill on the northwestern side of the city peninsula. You can reach the top of the hill, which is 2000 feet above sea level (almost 700 meters) by either a flight of naga-railed steps leading off Ratchadamnoen Road on the west side of the hill or via the new funicular (cable car) on the east side, the former being free and the latter costing a small fee. At the summit there is a temple with chedi and a lighthouse. In October there is a festival to clad the chedi with cloth and to offer alms to monks. From here there are great panoramic views of the town, the fishing port and of the Thale Sap (inland lake). Also, just down the steps from the summit is a 19th-century brick pavilion of European style built in 1888 by the then ruler of Songkhla, Phraya Wichien Khiri (Chom), under the command of King Rama VI. Our guide book spoke of the "hordes" of monkeys on the hill and a sign warned us not to feed the monkeys, yet we didn't see a single monkey anywhere there.

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    Crossing the river

    by juliewong Written Nov 30, 2003
    A ferry to transport people and vechicles

    This is where we had to cross a river to get over to the other side to have our lunch meal at a fishing village. We requested our driver to bring us to a place that serves authentic Thai food. And boy, he did a good job

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    Mermaid

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

    I was told to 'phisically' touch the left breast of the mermaid so that I will be able to return back to Songkhla again in future. So, VT member, must not forgat to morlest the mermaid while you are there.

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    Ancient City Wall

    by PS_Lee81 Updated Nov 8, 2005

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    Ancient Songkhla City Wall
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    This is the remain of the ancient city wall of Songkhla built around 1842. It was a piece of well-preserved long wall beside the road in the Songkhla City.

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    See the rat and the cat

    by trisanna Written May 8, 2005

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    cat and rat statues, samila beach

    The rat and cat statues represent the rat and cat islands that are just behind the statues. Located at Samila Beach.

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    Peddlars

    by juliewong Written Nov 30, 2003

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    These women earn a living by selling boiled eggs (I think they barbequed the eggs) and some of the local snacks.

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    The famous mermaid statue at Songkhla Beach

    by juliewong Written Nov 30, 2003
    Mermaid statue

    It's a popular landmark here. There are some road side stalls selling coconut drinks and fruits along the beach.

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    Trekking

    by juliewong Written Nov 30, 2003

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    Waterfall

    We did a short trek t at the Nga Chang Wild Life Santuary park. There's a waterfall and it seems like it is a favourite hangout place amongst the locals.

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    Cat and fish

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

    Don't you think that it's time for you to save this mermaid from the cat? It's fake one, they just temporary put the cat next to the mermaid for a while and will be removed soon...

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