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Songkhla Lake, Songkhla

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Songkhla Lake is the largest natural lake in Thailand. It is on the Malay peninsula in the southern part of the country. Covering an area of 1,040 km2 it borders the provinces of Songkhla and Phatthalung. Despite being called a lake, this water feature is actually a lagoon complex geologically.The lake is divided into three distinct parts. The southern part opens with a 380 m wide strait to the Gulf of Thailand at the city of Songkhla. Here it contains brackish water about half the salinity of seawater. Further north, after a narrowing to 6 km width, is the Thale Luang (782.80 km2). At the northern end between mangrove swamps is the 28 km2 Thale Noi in Phatthalung Province. The most striking feature is the long 75 km long spit which separates the lake from the sea. Unlike most spits, it was probably formed when originally existing islands were connected by silting from the lake precursor.Ramsar wetlandsThe Phru Khuan Khi Sian wetlands near the Thale Noi Lake have been protected as a Ramsar wetland since 1998. It is part of the larger Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area, created in 1975.Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area is at 07º50’N 100º08’E in a non-hunting area, Phatthalung. Just north of the very large Thale Luang (Lake Songkhla complex) in the south of the country, it is one of the few surviving intact freshwater wetland ecosystems in Thailand. Among the specific wetland types found here are lake, marsh, Melaleuca (also termed "paperbark") swamp forest, paddy fields, and swamp grasslands.
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  • We went to songkhla lake in the evening and found out that there's a sightseeing boat at the price of 300THB per boat (4-6pax). It took us around one hour. It's a scenic trip and very tranquil. Spotte...  more »
  • Here one sees the equivalent of Songkhla's spouting icon similar to Singapore's spouting Merlion. The Thai Dragon or Nag is quite different from the Chinese or European dragon as it has a huge horn. G...  more »
  • The Songkhla Lake with fish and water animals, catch a variety of edible taste very good. Fish from the Lake, is a soft, delicious, like fish, fish, fish at Minami after a key accessible without worrying. Fish heads, fish it Python robber tourism plap chest. Fish, Hunt, fish, crab, fish, yellow side press shit monkey. Black tiger prawns, shrimp, snapper, shrimp, crab, crab, krill chaebuai horse fish side pot. Fish, shrimp, crab, fish and lut lining the sidewalk the only tricky Songkhla Lake, and only important dolphins ayarwaddy Songkhla Lake ever abundant now almost extinct unfortunately. Note from this era are phongphang fishing boat by the Lake.
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Songkhla features fewer options that the area's more popular destinations. Few hotels offer online reservations or have official websites, so there's no way to know what's available until you arrive. Basic rooms typically include air conditioning and Wi-Fi, while the higher-end choices offer amenities like laundry service, bike rental, television, and hot water. Try to avoid hotels near public parks, where workout classes meet and often play loud music.
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