Welcome to EP 2 of our Country Bum in the City Vlog. This features a day-trip to Songkhla – the old-town area about 30 km east of Hat Yai. With ports lining one side of its peninsula, Songkhla Old Town was a predecessor to many newer trading establishments in the area. Good news is that now newer generations of Songkhla, unlike their ancestors who preferred to keep to themselves, are opening up more. They are eager to tell people about their heritage, their stories, so this is a great place to visit if you are into old-school foods, shophouses, piers, and stories of trading and migrations centuries back.
‘Country Bum in the City’ Vlog on Travelling and Eating in Thailand
Vlog EP 1 – WHAT TO DO AND EAT IN HAT YAI
Vlog EP 2 – WHAT TO DO AND EAT IN SONGKHLA Old Town, KO YOR
Vlog EP 3 – 5 Best Places to Eat in Hat Yai – Local Eats
Vlog EP 4 – WHAT TO DO IN NAKHON SI THAMMARAT IN 1 DAY
Vlog EP 6 – WHAT TO DO + EAT IN SURAT THANI
One thing and one thing only for me is that they could have been more pedestrian-friendly. We were walking among cars, literally. Unlike Phuket where their old shophouses contain a thoroughfare of a walkway that connects one shophouse to another, these Songkhla shophouses were built differently, as if individually, and some without any footpath to begin with. Cars are allowed everywhere, even in small, very narrow alleys. Although we love to walk more and observe more, walking among cars and fumes were too much for us. We resigned sooner than we thought we would and went to other places.
Nang Ngam Road, Songkhla, Daily 9.30 – 15.00. T: (074) 311 998
Nong Chik Alley, Daily 9.00 – 19.00. T: 089 464 8919
3. Ko Yor – for more details about Ko Yor, please go read my previous blog on a Guide to Hat Yai + Songkhla
Ko Yor, Songkhla. T: 085 078 5423
5. Wat Tai Yor, Ko Yor, Songkhla
6. Saneha Cafe, Centara Hotel Hat Yai