Nakorn Nai Road  
 Address:   Nakorn Nai Road    
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 Description: Nakorn Nork and Nakron Nai Roads used to be the major commercial areas for trading with foreigners in the past.
The record of Prasalidjanakorn (พระสฤษดิ์จนกรณ์) in 1894 noted that both sides of the roads were paved with cobble stone and there were rows of shop houses selling cloth and all types of other goods (Yodmanee, 1992). When the western part of Songkhla city wall was demolished to expand the new road, Nakorn Nork Road, the land between the two roads (Nakorn Nork and Nakron Nai) became narrow and deep.
Most residents in this area are descended from wealthy people from the first settlement period of Songkhla. They were Chinese merchants who gained an advantage in doing trade with foreigners by living close to the international port. Thus, it can be said that Songkhla had close relationship with Chinese merchants from different countries such as China, Singapore, Malacca, and Penang in Malaysia as well as Indonesia (Chuapram, 2003).
As a result, such trading relationship influenced on people’s life-style and beliefs which can be seen from the architecture from that time until today. According to Supawadee, the architecture on Nakorn Nork and Nakorn Nai Roads can be categorized into three styles— namely, Thai, Chinese and mixed style.
 Province   Songkhla  Direction:      
 District   Mueang    
 City   Bo Yang  Comments:      Official Web:    
 Genre   Historic      Related links:    
 Best exposure   Afternoon          
 Opening time   N/A          
 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    7.195713 N 100.589426 E  
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