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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  • A short 5 minutes drive or via ride with a Tuk-Tuk from Sogkhla city brings you to this mistical lake with lots of folktales.......... Here ones will find a Giant mistical Dragon spouting water . This...  more »
  • Although its name (in English) mentions a "Lake" [ and, its viewed as "the Largest in Thailand"] it actually a "lagoon"!! There is a substantial channel/opening (almost 400 meters) to the Gulf of Thai...  more »
  • It would be nice, when it comes to Songkhla. Songkhla beach near La beaches, lots of Nice rest like no apparent activity is not just good for the families think the five times ...
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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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