Trang, a province in Southern Thailand, welcomes thousands of visitors every year thanks to its beautiful beaches, forests, historical attractions and adventure travels.
Trang is divided into 10 distircts; Mueang Trang, Kantang, Huai Yot, Yan Ta Khao, Palian, Sikao, Wang Wiset, Na Yong, Ratsada, and Hat Samran. Each district features many interesting tourist attractions.
Trang is a magnificent coastal province with a long, beautiful shoreline that stretches 199 kilometers along the Andaman Sea. 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, which flows from the Banthat Mountain Range.
Despite the fact that Trang City plays a key role in facilitating trade to Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand's southern commercial hub, Trang is a province infrequently visited by tourists. It was only recently that Trang has been poised to establish itself on the international travel map.
Trang has geographical advantages similar to those of Krabi and Phang Nga. This includes breathtaking islands and beaches along the coast as well as awe-inspiring inland limestone mountains.
Trang has both mainland beaches and a whole string of offshore islands; the province features an archipelago in the Andaman Sea consisting of more than 46 islands. Visitors interested in light-adventure activities can cruise the coastal waters and visit notable sights, such as the enchanting Emerald Cave. Additional attractions include the nearby Mu Koh Petra National Park, where idyllic beaches and islands are perfect places to enjoy the warm, clear 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 where waterfalls, nature trails, and caves are awaiting exploration. For those looking for a relaxed, tranquil ambience, Trang is a perfect place to unwind amidst stunning scenery.
Similar in topography to neighboring Krabi, Trang features idyllic islands with breathtaking karst formations and unspoiled beaches, making it the hot new destination for those looking for less developed yet beautiful Thai beaches and islands.
The waters off Trang have also become a refuge of the threatened dugong, the “sea cow” cousin of the manatee. Koh Libong is one of the best places to spot these docile sea mammals which have become the unofficial symbol of Trang.
Trang city, the provincial capital, is a centuries-old seaport with a multicultural population of Thai, Malay, and Hokkien Chinese residents, a mixture that is best appreciated while dining on the local cuisine or mingling with the locals at a local coffee shop.
Phraya Ratsada Nu Pradit Mahisara Phakdi Museum is located about 200 meters from Kantang Municipality. The building is the former home of the governor of Trang.
The first rubber tree in Thailand is located along a road to Kantang district.
Hat Yao (Long Beach) is a long sandy beach with lines of sea pines spread along the beach. Hat Yao Pier is a major ferry port that tourists can catch ferries to Trang’s islands.
Koh Libong is the largest island in Trang Sea. Around the island are masses of sea grass field that is food for dugongs. The dugong is classified as vulnerable to extinction mammals but can still be seen around Koh Libong.
Koh Muk and Morakot Cave are the most prominent tourist attractions in Trang Sea. Koh Muk is famous for the island’s pristine sandy beaches and Tham Morakot or Morakot Cave which gets its
Khao Chong Wildlife Development and Conservation Promotion Station offer visitors refreshing waterfalls of Ton Yai, Ton Noi and Ka Chong.
Ton Te Waterfall has the water source from Banthat Mountain Range. There is a stream flowing through the rocks and it is 320 meters high with a pool suitable for swimming at its base.
Ton Tok Waterfall is a single-level waterfall cascading down slightly to the basin below. Visitor can see Namtok Ton Te from this waterfall.
Koh Kradan is in Hat Chao Mai National Park.
Hat Chao Mai National Park consists of rainforest, mangrove forest, beaches and groups of islands.
Rajamangala Aquarium is the large building inside the Faculty of Science & Fisheries Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Trang Campus.
Hat Pak Meng is a beautiful and peaceful beach in the shape of a crescent moon. Boats from Pak Meng Pier can take visitors to Koh Mook and Morakot Cave.
Hat Chang Lang is the location of the headquarter of Hat Chao Mai National Park.
Tham Le Khao Kob is one of Unseen Thailand in Trang. The cave has magnificent layers of rocks and stalactites and stalagmites inside. Visitors have to paddle a boat to enter the cave and there is a highlight point when the ceiling of the cave is getting so low that everybody on the boat has to lie down to get past. That area is known as “going under the dragon’s belly.”
Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25,000 - 35,000 years ago!
With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more.
If that wasn’t enough, Krabi features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or restaurant.
Meanwhile, with all the tourists spread out among various beaches and islands, life goes on in Krabi Town, the somewhat sleepy provincial capital. Surprisingly few tourists spend time in the charming riverside town, whose hilly streets feature a number of cozy cafes and inexpensive and authentic Thai cuisine is served at an outdoor, riverside evening market.
“Town” to most visitors is Ao Nang, a seaside strip of guesthouses, hotels, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that continues to grow as tourist arrivals increase, now spreading north into Noppharat Thara, whose quiet, shady beach is part of the national park that includes the Phi Phi Islands. Ao Nang is the major launching point for boat trips to nearby islands and the isolated beaches of Phra Nang Cape, where the famous former hippie enclave of Railey Beach is located.
Krabi is famous for its scenic view and breathtaking beaches and islands. Its coral reef vistas are also one of the world’s most beautiful, which makes the city a great spot for coral diving.
Natural attractions of Krabi include Noppharat Thara Beach National Park, Koh Phi Phi, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, Koh Lanta, Khao Khanap Nam (the Twin Mountains), Railay Beach, Koh Poda, Ao Nang, Koh Ngai, Ao Maya, Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam, Emerald Pool, and Khlong Thom Hot Spring Waterfall.
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