When the hectic pace of everyday life makes you long for a getaway to a place that makes you feel as though time has stood still, then Songkhla might just be the destination for you. Stretching between a natural lake on the west and the Gulf of Thailand on the east, Songkhla radiates charming atmosphere with peaceful and beautiful nature, slow-paced way of life, fascinating history, and colourful culture. Located on the Thailand-Malaysia border, Song khla was an important trading port for Persian, Indian, and Arabian sea merchants, and today it is a melting pot of cultures where Southern Thais, Chinese, and Muslims have been living together harmoniously for centuries. While travelling around Songkhla, it is no surprise to see Buddhist temples, Chinese shrines, and mosques scattered around the city, some of which are within walking distance, illustrating the peaceful coexistence of diverse religions and culture. A visit to Songkhla Old Town takes you to discover the unique beauty of carefully preserved culture and history of Songkhla, which can be seen through the traditional Chinese buildings and Sino-European shophouses. Apart from the richness in historical and cultural heritage, Songkhla is also blessed with wonder ful natural resources. Whether it is a trip to Hat Samila on the east or the Thale Sap Songkhla (Songkhla Lake) on the west, one would experience a true sense of relaxation and tranquility, but if you go all the way up to Khao Tang Kuan, you would be rewarded with the panoramic view of both. Let us not forget the amazing selection of culinary delights Songkhla has to offer, from fresh and juicy seafood dishes to southern-style spicy curries, and Chinese-style delicacies. Give yourself a chance to explore the charm and special character of this laid-back city, and you will discover that Songkhla is truly a destination for a memorable holiday experience.