Drive to Songkhla – Day 3

Date : 18th September 2011

Destination : Songkhla, Hadyai

Last day at Songkhla before moving to Hadyai.

Wake up in the morning and visit the morning market just in front of the hotel.  The Sunday morning market is huge selling all kind of stuffs.

Sunday morning market view from hotel.

 Delicious local food.

 

 

 

 

 Check out noon and we proceed to visit Songkhla Zoo about 10KM from Songkhla town.  The zoo open everyday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.  I dont remember the exact entrance fees, it is about like 50 baht per person.  As you drive to the entrance of the zoo, you need to buy the ticket at the entrance booth.  Car is allow to drive to the zoo and follow  the road direction to visit all the animal zone.  Or you may walk ( I dont recommend this with young kids ) or hop in to the cart/bus shuttle around the zoo.

Please pay attention to the following schedule for animal performance.

 

 

 

 

You may also buy fruit to feed the animal at 20 Baht per pack. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Very close touch with the deer especially when you are feeding them…

 

 

 

 Run….. the deer is chasing Zheng Er

 

 

 Animal performance.

  There is a restaurant inside the zoo serving good Thail food. The view from the restaurant on top of the hill overlooking Koh Yu at the far distance. 

 There is a water theme park schedule to open Oct 2010. During our visit, the water park is partially open and we took the opportunity to enjoy it with great fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best water massage.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We left the zoo at about 4pm and proceed to Hadyai. Along the way we visit the famous Guanyin temple on top of the hill. The entrance is located at the Hadyai municipal park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rabbit Zheng Hao 

Dragon Zheng Ni Goat Zheng Yuan

 And Piggy Zheng Er

 

 

My favourite  laughing buddha. Jade Emperor

 

 

Check in to Hotel at Hadyai and enjoy the usual food and shopping around the area. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ah Mak says:

    Hello! Glad to find this site. ❤(◕‿◕✿) We are planning a trip to Thailand this coming school holiday…
    This is our first time, so as a beginer we choose to go to Hatyai, Songkhla.
    We are currently working out our 4D3N itinerary using Garmin GPS, but there are a lot of POI that we can’t find in it, so your experiences will be our guide.
    Our plan is
    Day 1: Butterworth to Bkt Kayu Hitam, lunch at Waterview restaurant, Hatyai floating market, the Golden Mermaid statue, night market.
    Day 2 : The zoo and the water park and all the famous Wat…
    Day 3 : Songkhla aquarium, ko yo island, hatyai town, eating birdnest, night market…
    Day 4 : shopping, home sweet home…
    If you don’t mind, please advise us on some Places of Interest along the way and places to stay close to beach?
    From your Songkhla Day3, where is this place after the Zoo? Water Park?

  2. Ah Mak says:

    Thank you in advance!

  3. admin says:

    Hi Ah Mak,

    Malaysia free map http://www.malfreemaps.com/ does cover south Thailand, you might want to give it a try.

    Songkhla is a small beach town, nothing much for sight seeing.

    The Aquarium is small and in my own opinion, not really worth a visit.

    After spending time at the zoo and water park, it will be a tiring day, the restaurant in the zoo near the water park is a nice place for dinner.

    I will try to finish the trip info soonest possible.

    Kent

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