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Songkhla Lake, Songkhla

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful space to relax, to regrets. Naga water past a single attempt to pinch that is meant to have the head poke one another rears and navel. Poke at one viewing in search
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  • 每次来宋卡一定过来这边拍照,傍晚时分过来是最佳时段,景色最漂亮了,可以拍到深蓝色的天空衬托这个地标【龙头】还有对岸的码头,赞! 
  • The view of the lake is the best at sunrise or sunset and being in a boat. This is the easiest possible to organize from Ko Yo but you may need the help of a local who speaks English. You will need yo...  read more »
  • Pretty much anywhere.
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