Waves, bombs, tourists: Songkhla’s Golden Mermaid in poor health

published : 21 Dec 2020 at 17:38


Damage is seen to the famous Golden Mermaid statue on Samila beach in Muang district of Songkhla. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: The Golden Mermaid statue, a popular tourist attraction on Samila beach in the Nakhon Songkhla Municipality, has been damaged by a combination of natural and unnatural causes that have left it pockmarked and cracked.

The biggest hole, about 15 centimetres long, is on the tail section of the statue.

The damage is partly caused by incoming waves, but tourists who clamber onto it to pose for pictures are also to blame.  

The cracks are thought to have appeared after the iconic statue was assaulted by pipe bombs on Dec 26, 2018, leaving the mermaid’s tail disfigured.

The Nakhon Songkhla Municipality is planning an operation to restore the Golden Mermaid to robust health as soon as possible.

The statue was built in 1966. It has been a landmark on Samila beach ever since, a popular tourist attraction among both Thais and foreigners.

The Golden Mermaid statue is the landmark of Samila beach. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)


cheap bali packages, bali holidays packages, bali trip packages, angkor wat tour package, ho chi minh city tour package, siem reap holiday packages, hanoi and halong bay tour package, ubud package holidays
Provider of online holiday packages, offering great service and various packages with special discounted rates. More than 15 years operating in accordance with the highest ethical and business standards.

 

Related Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *