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Songkhla, City of Nag and Mermaid (Exploring Southern Thailand, last part)

Singapore? No, take a look closer on the statue. Yep, it’s not Merlion. It’s Nag the Serpent, the iconic statue of Songkhla, half hour driving from Hat Yai. On the last day of exploring southern Thailand, I moved to another city. Leaving Aonang in the early morning, the minivan took me to Hat Yai. While some other tourists decided to stay in Hat Yai and enjoyed the city crowd, I continued the journey to Songkhla by taxi. Songkhla is one of tiny province in the south of Thailand which becomes the melting pot of ethnic diversity (Thai, Chinese, Malay and other visitors). This important ย port cityย is flanked byย two famous beaches, ย Samila dan Son Awn, and popularly known as “the great city on two seas”. It was 04.30 pm when I arrived in town and checked in at a cheap yet comfy and fancy hotel. Without wasting further time, I rented a bike to have a short city tour while hunting the sunset on the beach. Although not as dense and as hectic as Hat Yai, …