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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
travel information for trang
Distances between Amphoe Muang and
Other Districts :
Yan Ta Khao
Getting to Trang
Route 1: Take Highway No. 4 (Bangkok-Chumphon) to Highway
No. 41 (Surat Thani-Thung Song- Huai Yot-Trang). Total distance is 828
Route 2: Highway No. 4 (Bangkok-Chumphon) to Ranong-Phan-Nga-Krabi-Trang.
Total distance is 1,020 kilometers.
Route 3: Highway No. 404-416 (Satun-Palian-Trang). Total distance is 140
Route 4: Highway No. 4-407 (Hat Yai-Phatthalung-Trang). Total distance is
Route 5: Highway No. 4-402 (Phuket-Phang-Nga-Krabi-Trang). Total distance is
From Bangkok: Rapid and express trains depart from
Bangkoks Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Trang daily at 5.05 p.m. and 6.20
p.m. taking 15 hours for the 870-kilometer journey. For more information,
call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or calling Trang Station at tel. 0 7521
8012, or visit
From Bangkok: Air-conditioned buses depart from the
Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Trang every day.
The trip takes 12 hours. For more information, please call
0 2435 1199-200 or Trang Bus Terminal at tel. 0 7521 8718 or visit
From/to neighboring provinces: Hat Yai (ordinary), Satun
(first class and ordinary), Krabi (first class and ordinary), Ko Lanta
(first class), and Phuket (ordinary).
There are also minivans leaving from various depots in
Trang City that link Trang to other major cities including Hat Yai (80
baht), Surat Thani (130 baht), Ko Lanta (120 baht), Hat Jao Mai (50 baht),
Pak Meng (50 baht), and Sakao (25 baht).
Getting around Trang City
The fare for motorcycle taxis around the town is between
10 baht and 20 baht, while that of tuk-tuks is approximately 15 baht.
Motorcycles can be rented from various shops around town.