Songkhla hyped up for int’l beach volleyball tournament


BANGKOK, 13 April 2014 – The 15th Smila-Chang Asian Beach Volleyball Tour or the “Smila Open” will take place from 14-16 April 2014 at the famous Smila beach in Songkhla province. Beach volleyball athletes from more than 20 countries will join in the tournament. 

Chief of the Songkhla Provincial Administrative Organization Niphon Bunyamanee said the beach volleyball event this year was collaboration between various organizations in the province with the objectives to promote tourism in Songkhla and popularize sports in general. Men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams from over 20 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Indonesia and Brunei, confirmed to participate in the competitions.

Mr Niphon said the event this year would take place at Smila beach instead of Chalathat beach due to the former’s natural beauty and popularity. He invited all to watch and cheer the beach volleyball athletes from 14-15 April 2014 at Smila beach near the B.P. Smila Beach Hotel in Mueang district. The opening ceremony is scheduled on 14 April at 4 PM and the opening match at 4.30 PM.