Samila Beach, Songkhla | The Dead Cockroach

Samila Beach, Songkhla | The Dead Cockroach

Our first destination upon reaching Songkhla - a province in southern Thailand, was Samila Beach. Residing here was one of the more famous landmarks in Songkhla - the bronze Mermaid. On this particular day that we were there, tonnes of tourists were waiting in line just to have a picture taken with her. Legend of the bronze Mermaid: According to Thai folklore, a Mermaid appeared on the beach one day, combing her hair with her golden comb. A fisherman passed by, causing the frightened Mermaid to jump back into the sea, leaving her golden comb behind on the beach. The fisherman waited day after day, hoping to return the comb to her, but she never did appear again. This statue sculpted in 1966 by Jitr Buabus is a consequence of that legend which has since become the symbol of this beach. [link ] Another symbolic icon of Samila Beach was the Mouse and Cat statue. Unfortunately...

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