Trang at a glance
Located 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
Trang 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.
With an abundance of blissful attractions
mixed with cultural heritage, Trang Province is truly an emerging
fascinating tourist destination with numerous jungles, mountains
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.
History of Trang
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 farmers.
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 visit Trang
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 pleasant.