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Songkhla Lake, Songkhla
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The Songkhla lake is the largest natural lake in Thailand, located 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 surface is actually a lagoon complex geologically.The lake is divided into three distinct parts. The southern part opens by a 380 m wide strait to the Gulf of Thailand at the city of Songkhla, and contains brackish water of about half the salinity of the ocean. Further north after a bottleneck of only 6 km width is the Thale Luang (782.80 km²), and finally at the northern end in between a mangrove swamp the 28 km² small 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 is probably formed when originally existing islands became interconnected by the silting from the lake precursor.Ramsar WetlandsThe Phru Khuan Khi Sian wetlands near the Thale Noi Lake are protected as a Ramsar wetland since 1998. It is a part of the larger Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area, created in 1975.Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area is located at 07º50’N 100º08’E. in a Non-hunting Area, Phatthalung. Located 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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  • This lake situated at the muslim region in Hatyai , and also near to the Samila beach . We doing one tour ride with the agents where they tour us around start from the lake till certain places in Haty...  more »
  • Nice view to have some picture. But probably you wont stop long here. But this is kind of landmark which you shall visit. Dragon head, body and tail at located at different place. We pass by the drago...  more »
  • It is such a beautiful place to visit. There is a big statue which called The Great Serpent Nag *as i've read on the monument, right in front of the beach in Songkhla. It's recommended ! 
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