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Packed with people

One of the symbolic that is a must visit when you visited Hatyai. Beside the mermaid statue is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacky84
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Singapore, Singapore
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Relaxing at Samila Beach

It was a nice beach with Mermaid Statue and Cat Statue as its main attraction. You can rent a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yattleel
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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This bronze statue of a mermaid is a prominent symbol and landmark of Songkhla.
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Samila Beach, Songkhla 90000, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the symbolic that is a must visit when you visited Hatyai. Beside the mermaid statue is the cat & rat statue as well. The beach is filled with people and there is horse riding at 150 baht. The mermaid statue background is the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jacky84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice beach with Mermaid Statue and Cat Statue as its main attraction. You can rent a plastic mat for 20 Baht or buy for 100 Baht. You may enjoy horse riding as well. Several choices of f&b and we bought coconut icecream,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

It is clean and beautiful, nice view across the songkhla lake, a lot of food, and offer many beach activities

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phishtahko12
Reviewed December 1, 2018

It’s a small statue and very tourist packed. Location is a nice walk along the harbour front. If you can’t make it to this statue I would not worry about it. You are able to get quite close to this statue but touching it would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Piyamon N
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Samila Beach was beautiful. Enjoyed having a walk and spending time there. But we were very disappointed with our lunch at one of the local restaurant by the beach (Bung Sem). Honestly I would say never ever put your foot here. Not worthit. I went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Ainol Suraya I
Reviewed October 14, 2018

If you want to get a photo of the mermaid without a crowd of people surrounding her, then go early in the morning. She looks much more spectacular sitting alone with the backdrop of the sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

one of the nicest beaches I've seen in Thailand it was a beautiful day but nobody was sunbathing or swimming, maybe due to the high Muslim presence where modesty prevails, I'm not sure but horse riding was fun, don't bother with the offer of photos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stevewooly2017
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Probably fun if you bring young kids, but really not very exciting or interesting. The surrounding beach area is lovely however. Seems underused by locals for swimming, it was very peaceful and great water temperature for a relaxing swim.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iandi
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A lot of people wanted to take pictures w it. And the statue area is quite rocky. People might fall. The statue is based on a poem

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sanohh
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited this twice. During night and the next morning. Definitely better during the night as the temperature is much more tolerable and breezy. You still got to wait to snap a picture with the mermaid statue. Food stalls are not available at night. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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norhafiza a
September 8, 2018|
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Response from AmirA204 | Reviewed this property |
Try to avoid the rainy season especially in December because flooding may occur especially in roads leading to Songkhla. Songkhla itself is ok since it it by the sea.
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kahlai22
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Choonfong | Reviewed this property |
We saw 2 to 3 horse-owners by the Songkhla beach. They are there from early morning about 9 am to 6 pm.
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