This is definitely a must-stop place if you are into the whole 'dine-with-nature' thing. Great water view, lots of greeneries :) AND most importantly your food is served on a motorboat! How cool is that right..
As always, lunch ended up a 2 hour sinful seafood feast. Guess everyone got too relaxed enjoying the scenery! Sorry we do not have the address from this place but it is quite popular if you are heading on the road towards / out of Hatyai!
You’re not gonna believe that many tourists fly into Bangkok just to visit JJ Market!
This is the world’s largest flea market and very famous for its widest variety of merchandise –from home décor items, exotic Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts to fashion clothing, leather goods, flowers, foods and even live animals. JJ Market is like a melting pot that people from every walk of life come to shop and mingle; it is also a hip hangout place for artists and street performers who want to entertain and be discovered! If you come and visit Bangkok for a shopping spree, JJ Market is definitely a place to be!
JJ Market (Jatujak Weekend Market) opens around 10am – 6pm. it is about 5-minute walk from the Mo Chit Station of the BTS Skytrain and MRT Station, Jatujak Park.
Ref. : http://shopjj.co/chatuchak/chatuchak-weekend-market/
Yaowaraj Road or China Town is an old business district and has been a commercial zone for Thai-Chinese people. Since it is the largest gold market of the country, you will find gold shops lie along both sides of the road. If you visit Yaowaraj, you will feel the ambiance of busy street activities, shops selling imported products from China, Chinese herbal medicines, Chinese food outlets and restaurants, markets for fresh and dried foods, imported fruits and more. If you walk a bit further, there are fabric market “Pa-Hu-Rat” and “Sum-Pheng” where you can enjoy a bulk shopping of souvenirs for friends back home at wholesale prices. At night, Yaowaraj glows with street lights, neon shop signs and will stimulate your appetite with variety of food stalls right alongside of the road. Yaowaraj is also very famous for good Chinese food, seafood and local delicacies. You shouldn’t miss it for the world!!
One of the attractions that bring millions and millions of locals and tourists to visit Had-Yai is that it is a shopping paradise. Had-Yai has a very famous decades old Gim Yong Market right in the center of the district. Once you set your feet on this busy street, you will be mesmerized with the widest variety of merchandise you don’t know what to buy first. There are clothes, groceries, imported fruits, dried foods, canned foods, toiletries, toys, appliances, watches, and sunglasses at cheap prices. No wonder why the market is very crowded with people who love to shop and enjoy such a fun and exciting experience.
Songkhla Zoo is situated on hilltops on the outskirts of Songkhla City. The zoo was opened in 1998 and has many animals for visitors to see such as tigers, elephants, giraffes, seals, penguins and deers. The latest adition to the park is a large water park with a seven meter high water slide and a flowing river. The first picture on this page shows the water park with Songkhla City in the background. Admission for the water park is included in the ticket to the zoo, which makes it good value as a day out for a family. The price is 150 Baht for adults and 70 Baht for children.
Songkhla, a medieval pirate stronghold, is a historic, albeit sleepy town with a thriving fishing community. Another Srivijaya outpost in Thailands southern region, Songkhla was initially named Sa-thing". Previously a port and a coastal trading post where Indian, Persian and Arabian merchants came to exchange their products, the place was named "Sing Lha" after the 2 lion-shape islands at the mouth of the city's lake. At present, these 2 islands are Koh Nu (Rat Island) and Koh Maeo (Cat Island). The old part of Songkhla is located at the present-day Amphoe Sathing Phra.