Trang Province is a new destination in
Southern Thailand, an alternative to the
world-wide well-known more busy and crowded
tourist-centres like Phuket, Krabi and Koh
Lanta. In order to 'spread' tourism to the
South of Thailand, the T.A.T.(Tourism
Authority of Thailand) promoted Trang all
over the world.
Trang is gifted with vaste jungles full of
waterfalls, caves National Parks with
Botanical gardens, even Sakai-hilltribes
belonging to the Mani-people can be found
deep in the mountains.
Sea-canoeing Tours, Trekkings,
Elephant-riding and White-water rafting are
organized out of Trang Town.
All along the Trang-coast there are over 50
islands, on 5 of them there is
accommodation, from simple huts up to more
luxury resorts : Koh Hai, Koh Kradan, Koh
Libong, Koh Muk and Koh Sukorn.
Beautiful other islands like Koh Takieng,
Koh Rock, Koh LaoLieng, Koh Petra, Hin
Daeng, Koh Mah and Koh Cheuck etc. are
visited for their fantasy-full shaped cliffs
and nice beaches above the clear waters and
abundant colorful fish and corals under
water. The highlight is Tham Marrakhot, the
'Emerald Cave' , a 80 meters long tunnel
leads to a hidden 'emerald' lagoon.
Island Hopping Tours by chartered
Longtail-boats are getting more and more
popular in Trang. No hurry, no
time-schedules, visit the 'hidden' places in
the Trang Sea.
Fishing, relaxing sunbathing, BBQ
pick-nicks, stay over-night in the different
resorts and bungalows. The many islands are
near to each other, but nevertheless very
different in culture, vegetation and
Trang Town is the provincial capital, a
lovely little city with many guesthouses and
hotels, from budget to 5*.
Trang people are friendly and easy going.
The Town won several prices being the
cleanest in Thailand! Big city-parks with
restaurants are frequented to rest, relax
and for jogging.
The first ever rubber tree in Thailand was
planted in Trang some 100 years ago, which
explains its relatively high standard of
living and being well developed. Trang
people like to go out and visit their
comfortable restaurants and the delicious
night-market. Local specialties are the
Dim-Sum Breakfast, Kopi (=Trang coffee) and
many different pork-dishes.
Every September/October there is Trang's
Vegetarian Festival with colorful
street-parades, fairs and
Famous already is the yearly "Underwater
Wedding Ceremony" in the bleu waters of the
Trang Sea. (February/March, in 2001: 175
Trang's natural attractions
Tham Lae (=Sea cave), a huge cave with many different
rooms, partly visited by small flat boats.
Tham Kao Chang Hai (=Lost Elephant cave), near Trang Town
in Nayong district.
Khaochong National Park, on the way to Patthalung, 20 kms
out of Trang with a Botanical Garden,
Waterfalls as Ton Te, Sairung, Kao Lack and many more are
easy to reach by motor-bikes. Tours are
organized out of Trang Town by the local
Hat Chao Mai National Park , some 45 kms out of Trang, at
the coast with its lime-stone rocks and nice
The islands - where to stay
Koh Hai, with 3 resorts, no villages,
white-sand beaches, corals, good
starting-point for boat-trips.
Koh Muk , 2/3 resorts, Muslim-village,
best beach is Hat Farang. Most famous is the
Koh Kradan, 1 resort, no villages, far
into the sea, the dream-bounty island in
crystal bleu waters.
Koh Libong, 1 resort, 1 Muslim village, Trang's biggest
island. National Park with bird-sanctionary.
Koh Sukorn, 2 resorts, 4 fishermen-villages, explore
country-side, far from the crowds, out of
the Trang tourist-centre. Starting-point for
boat-trips to Mu Koh Petra National
Park-islands. Few cars on this island,
How to go to Trang
Daily 2 departures from Bangkok by (sleeper-)trains.
From Bangkok :
1. Rapid train Number 167, leaving from
Bangkok for Kantang at 18.20
2. Express train number 83, leaving from
Bangkok for Trang at 17.05
From Trang :
1. Rapid train number 168, leaving from
Kantang for Bangkok at 13.10
2. Express train number 84, leaving from
Trang for Bangkok at 17.10
Tel. (02) 224-7788, 223-3762 or 225-0300 for
The Transportation Company Limited provides daily services
both of non and air-conditioned buses,
leaving from the Southern Bus Terminal on
Borom Ratchonnani Road in Bangkok.
Further information can be acquired by
calling 435-1200, 435-1199.
There is also a province bus company, Sap
Paisan Tour. Tel. (02)435-5017
(Bangkok), that offers regular services.
Thai International Airways offers daily flights from
Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai to Trang .
Reservations can be made at Tel. 280-0060,
628-2000 and Trang (075) 218-066.