Ko Yo is a small island, located in the middle of Southern Songkhla lake in the district of Songkhla….
It is said that Ko Yo local produces are a special Woven Cloth, Chempedak and Crispy Barramundi Skin…. And being a small island, there are a few interesting places you can visit here in Ko Yo….
First of all, head over to Wat Laem Pho (Reclining Buddha Statue) or Wat Phra Non which is believed to be built since the early Rattanakosin period by a “Phra Kru Thipwasi” (Phrom Kaew) from Wat Thai Yo. As the area of the temple is a cape with a number of “Pho trees”, therefore, it is called “Wat Laem Pho”.
The temple is estimated to be built more than 200 years ago. In the past, King Rama V traveled to the temple by naval. There is also the largest Buddha statue (Nirvana posture) in Thailand and some other ancient sculptures of which the National Fine Arts Department has deemed an archeological site.
Next head behind Wat Laem Pho to the lakeside garden where a huge fisherman aquaculture statue is located… the statue is of a huge barramundi being caught and dragged by several fishermen…..this is because Barramundi fish is one of Ko Yo’s produce
Then since you are already in the area, you shouldn’t miss the chempedak and / or coconut ice cream which is sold by a hawker stall there…it is soooo refreshing on a hot day and delicious…
Address – Wat Phra Non Laem Pho, Tambon Ko Yo, Amphoe Mueang Songkhla, Chang Wat Songkhla 90100
Next, be sure to stop by Cocoro Cake – Cocoro Cake is a cake shop/ cafe that sells selling fluffy light chempedak chiffon cake as well as a lot of other cupcakes, pastries and coffee or cold drinks in a cosy ambience cafe….
The cakes tastes really good and is not too heavy or sweet….
Address – 15 Tambon Ko Yo, Songkhla 90100
Last but not least,Sin Yor Rista Cafe should be on your list if you enjoy cafe hopping!!! – Sin Yor Rista Cafe & Bar is a picturesque cafe serving delicious cakes, snacks and drinks on the lakeside with an amazing view of the lake (I could almost believe it was the sea!!!).
So if you’re looking for a chill spot to hang out, this is the place to be!!! It is also very Instagrammable
I had some coconut cake which was super yummy and a strawberry smoothie…..
Address – 16 หมู 8 ต.เกาะยอ อ.เมือง Ko Yo, Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla 90100