|Songkhla is one of fourteen provinces in southern Thailand and it is one of the oldest settlements on the southern peninsula. As early as the third and fifth centuries B.C., this area was an important part of an ancient maritime trade route to India, Cambodia and further north. Some of its historical sites have recently been restored and are open to visitors.|
At present Songkhla, with its trade hub in Haad Yai city, serves as a center for the fishing industry and the educational system of the South. Besides its many well-known secondary schools, Songkhla also boasts some of the countries most prestigious universities: Thaksin University, Prince of Songkhla University and the Rajabhat Institute, for example.
The Mermaid with Cat and Rat islands in the distance are long-time symbols of the province of Songkhla.
Late afternoon at Songkhla Lake with its trawlers and fishing cradles makes for one of the most picturesque sites in the province.
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The province of Songkhla is one of the oldest settlements in the South, as is evidenced by these typical old Chinese-style houses lining Nakorn Nai Street in downtown Songkhla town.
A neat row of fishing trawlers waiting for the tide to turn before setting out to sea.
Thaksin University offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes in education, sciences, arts, economics and business. Post Publishing's seminar in Songkhla on June 20-21, 1997 was organised by the Humanities Faculty of this prestigious school.