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.
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 name from the emerald water inside the cave.
Koh Chueak – Koh Waen are popular spots for scuba diving and snorkeling with amazingly colorful shallow and deep water corals.
Khao Chong Wildlife Development and Conservation Promotion Station offer visitors refreshing waterfalls of Ton Yai, Ton Noi and Ka Chong.
Ban Na Muen Sri is a sub-district in Na Yong district. It is famous for its local hand-woven cloth. There is a weaving group established with the aim to preserve the local wisdom of this special unique designs and patterns.
Khao Chang Hai Cave has many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes.
Hat Samran is another beach attraction in Palian district.
Koh Sukon is the second largest island in Trang, only 3 kilometres from shore. There are over 2,500 villagers living on the island.
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.
Phrai Sawan Waterfall is a medium-sized waterfall with 17 sub-levels. Tourists can take raft trip around the waterfall.
Hat Yong Ling and Hat San are in Hat Chao Mai National Park.
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.
Kuan Khang Hot Spring is located in Hat Chao Mai National Park. It is an interesting place for health tourism where visitors will get a chance to relax with the hot spring.
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”.
Before visiting Tham Le Khao Kop, make sure that you are not a claustrophobic since you have to travel through a very very narrow passage through the cave tunnel before you reach an end to the exit.
Do not touch the water drop on the tip of a growing stalactite because the grease on our fingers will interrupt the growth of stalactite.
Even though boat operators already have torches provided, it is recommended to have your own waterproof head torch when you make a trip into a cave.
Before diving, apply the baby shampoo on the inside lens of a DRY mask and rinse briefly in salt water, then quickly put on the mask. This technique prevents the mask fogging.
Bring along a waterproof bag or pocket every time when you go on a beach trip. It is useful for protecting your valuable belongings during your kayak boat trip.
Do not forget to bring a high SPF sunscreen, a hat and a pair of sunglasses.