approximately 828 kilometers from Bangkok, Trang Province covers an
area of 4,941 square kilometers. The province borders on Nakhon Si
Thammarat Province to the north, Satun Province and the Indian Ocean
(Andaman Sea) to the south, Phatthalung Province to the east and the
Indian Ocean and Krabi Province to the west. Trang is considered a
magnificent coastal province as it long, beautiful coastline
stretches 199 kilometers along the Indian Ocean. In addition, the
province has two major rivers flowing through it, the Trang River,
which originates in the Khao Luang Mountain Range and Maenam Palian
from the Banthat Mountain Range.
Despite the fact that Trang City plays a key role in facilitating
trade and communications to Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand's southern
commercial hub, Trang is a province less traveled to by tourists. It
was only recently that Trang has been poised to establish itself on
the international travel map.
has geographical advantages similar to that of Krabi and Phang-Nga.
This includes breathtaking islands and astounding beaches along the
coast as well as awe-inspiring inland limestone- propped mountains.
The province consists of an archipelago in the Andaman Sea with over
46 islands. Of these, 12 are in Amphoe Kantang, 13 in Amphoe Palian
and 21 in Amphoe Sikao. The best time to visit Trang is between
December and May.
Trang has both mainland beaches and a whole
string of offshore islands. For visitors interested in
light-adventure activities such as cruising coastal waters, visiting
notable sights such as the enchanting Emerald Cave, which is
accessible only by water, will prove to be remarkable experience.
Additional attractions include the Mu Ko Petra National Park with
beaches and islands lapped by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea.
Some of the dive sites in the National Park are world-class. There
are also wildlife sanctuaries such as Namtok Khao Chong and Khlong
Lamchan Park with waterfalls, nature trails and caves. For those
looking for a relaxed, tranquil ambience, Trang is a perfect place
to unwind amidst stunning scenery.
an abundance of blissful attractions mixed with cultural heritage,
Trang Province is truly an emerging fascinating tourist destination
with numerous jungles, mountains and waterfalls.
The City also has numerous attractions.
Walking around Trang City, visitors will be amazed at the mixture of
Western, Chinese and Thai cultures reflected in the architecture
that range from the Sino- Portuguese shop houses to the Chinese
temples and shrines. The Pan-Ya House is the local style of houses
in Trang, which offers an insight into the architectural heritage of
this town. In addition to architectural attractions there are many
parks to stroll through and markets to explore. The main two markets
in Trang are Ta Klang and Municipal markets.
Trang or Muang Thap Thiang used to be a port
engaged in foreign trade. It was the first city where rubber was
planted after Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi brought it from
Malaysia in 1899. Since then, rubber has become Souths major
commodity and is now considered an important source of income for
Trang has a total area of 4,941 square
kilometers and is divided into 10 districts (Amphoe) and 1
sub-district (King Amphoe); Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Kantang, Amphoe
Huai Yot, Amphoe Yan Ta Khao, Amphoe Palian, Amphoe Sikao, Amphoe
Wang Wiset, Amphoe Na Yong, Amphoe Ratsada, and King Amphoe Hat
The best time to
The best time to visit Trang is between
December and May. As it is located on the same coastline as Phuket
and Krabi Provinces, Trang Province is also influenced by the
monsoon. The temperature is generally warm all year round with an
average temperature varying from 20 Celsius to 36 Celsius.
In April, the daytime temperature is highest
and it is also the hottest period of the year. The rainy season,
which is from May to September, has rains and short downpours during
the daytime. The monsoon period comes from September to November and
then from December onwards the weather generally becomes more
Ko Muk and Tham Morakot (Emerald
Not just another interesting attraction, Ko Muk is the most
outstanding attraction in the Trang Sea and an ideal destination for
tourists enthralled with nature. The island, which is nearly
opposite Hat Chang Lang on the mainland, has impeccable beaches
suitable for swimming and camping and lovely corals around the
island that are worth exploring. In addition, The island is
comprised of high and majestic cliffs facing the sea to the west, a
fishing village on the east facing the mainland and swallows that
make the numerous cliffs their home.
Hidden in the jungle, among the cliffs is the
awesome Tham Morakot. The cave entrance is a small passage on the
islands western side that is accessible by boat during low tide. The
cave itself winds for about 80 meters to the other exit, opening
onto a clean white beach with an emerald color open pool which is
surrounded by high cliffs.
To see real fishermens' daily activities,
visit Ao Phangkha and the Muslim fishing village of Kua Laem,
located at the southern end of the island.
To get to Ko Muk, tourists can take a boat
from Pak Meng Pier in Amphoe Sikao for the 40-minute trip. The
rental fee for the boat is approximately 1,500 bahts / day.
Accommodations are available on the island.
Ko Ngai is a small island with a long sandy beach in the east and
unspoiled coral reefs in shallow water at the beachfront, which is
an ideal snorkelling spot. It is accessible by a chartered boat from
Pak Meng Pier, Trang province.
One of the most beautiful islands in Trang, Ko Kradan is located
about 40 minutes by boat from the mainland. With an area of 600 rai
(240 acres), most of the island belongs to Hat Chao Mai National
Park. The rest are privately owned rubber and coconut plantations.
The island offers good restaurants and accommodations for tourists.
The most striking feature of Ko Kradan is its powdery, white beach
and crystal clear water that permits a great view of the coral reef
underneath. The reef stretches from the beachs northern end to the
coast. A variety of colorful fish inhabit the shallow water corals
making the site perfect for snorkeling. Ko Kradan is to the west of
Ko Muk and Ko Libong. From Pak Meng Pier, visitors can take a
1.5-hour boat trip to Ko Kradan.
There is one resort on Ko Kradan providing
rooms and bungalows as well as major resort facilities.