The tiny island of KO YO is not known to many yet for those who are interested in the old way of life as it was many many years ago it is a dream come true!
KO YO is only accessible by car via the TINSULANOND BRIDGE, from SONGKHLA a Thai/Malay border town. Once upon a time famous “IRRAWADDI DOLPHIN” swam in the shallow lake, however those days are long gone and the lake itself resembles immense milk chocolate water. There is a ferry from the island to the mainland of Thailand, you'll end up in Songkhla. Once over the TINSULANOND BRIDGE watch out, best thing is to use your GPS and type container port Ko Yo. At the container port you’ll see almost antique ferries, stacked high. A bit further is a lovely park and hawker stalls with the most amazing food ever! Go back and drive past the ferry and keep going straight ahead! The KO YO Island houses one village. As you drive along the winding road a totally different unhurried life unfolds. At one stage (on the left side of this winding road) is a concrete boardwalk through the mangroves. The walk is absolutely amazing however caution is necessary as there might be mangrove snakes hanging from the mangrove trees so keep your eyes open! With a bit of luck you’ll see the “cows going home, strolling along the same road as you. The road is narrow, keep following the yellow line in the middle of this one road and you will end up at the TINSULANOND BRIDGE which takes you back to SONGKLA or HAT YAI. Do not forget to upload your cameras, respect the local villagers and their customs, after all they are definitely not used to tourists. This trip is suitable for young and old and let me tell you you’ll have the time of your life!
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