|Trat Tourist Information|
Trat is the province situated at the east border of Thailand, 315 kilometers from Bangkok. The town occupies the area of 2,819 kilometers or 1,761,875 rai. In the province, there are 5 districts, namely Muang, Khao Saming, Laem Ngob, Klong Yai, Bo Rai and 2 sub-districts; Ko Kud and Ko Chang.
The province is close to Chanta Buri and Cambodia in the North and adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand in the South. The east is seperated from Cambodia by Buntud Mount Range eastwards from the middle of the province. Weru River seperates the west Trat from Chanta Buri.
Ko Chang is the ideal location for the real rest as the weather there is very comfortable with the average temperature not too cold or too hot. Ko Chang is influenced by the noreastern and southwestern storms. That triggers limitations to the water transportation to the group of islands. Between May and October which is the period of southwestern monsoons, the west coast is always visited by storms and thus, not safe for ferry boats. Between November to April is very safe since there are quite a few storms. Most of Trat areas lie in the Gulf of Thailand. This makes the province abundant with tourism resources. Trat has as many as 52 islands, especially Ko Chang include sea, waterfalls, ans forest. The province is also the source of red sapphire, fine shrimp paste and sweet rakum, a kind of palm of genus Zalacca with sweet and acid taste.
|Wat Buppharam or Wat Plai Klong
is situated in Moo 3 Tambon Wangkrachae, two kilometers from the Trat's inner city. The temple was built in 1652 during the reign of King Prasart Thong in the late Ayutthaya period.
Tourist spots include the ashes of the Buddha, Buddha images of different styles and historical sites such as the vihara, the belfry, Thai style priest house.
Wat Saphan Hin
is expected to be at least 100 years old but no evidence indicating when it was exactly built has been found. Inthe midlle of the pond is situated and old church, a kilometer the temple. Two lines of stones are used in communication between the two banks and the church
The shrine of the town's guardian spirit
lies on Luk Muang Road near Wat Yothanimit, it is different from other shrines. The structure features a Chinese shag.It was assumed that. The Great King Taksin set up the shrine while assembling his army to redeem the independence of the country. While seizing Trat, it was said that, Frence troop saw the province's residents pay respect to the shrine every day.
Saphan Hin Waterfall
Ko Chang Naval Battle Remembrance Day.
Laem Ngob and Ko chang
It is organized to recall the nacal battle between Thai and French troops on January 17,1941. In the fair, the merit making ceremony dedicated to thai naval officers who sacrificed their lives for the country will be held. Exhibitions of Thai Naval Army and othergovernment agencies together with entertainmets will be on display.
Trat Independence Day
23,1906 was when Trat was liberated. During his reign, King Rama V made
a traty with France granting Trat and Patchantakiri (Ko Kong) to the
country in exchange with French troop's manoeuvre off Chanta Buri Province.
Later, on March 23, 1906 the King had to grant Prathong, Siem Reap and
Sri Sophon to France in exchange with Trat Province and islands and
towns on the right bank of Mekong. In the fair, King Rama V Commemorative
Parade, the exhibition featuring history of Trat and Lung Aan Siam Dog
Competition will be held. Agricultural and local products, cultural
performances and enterments will be on view as well.
better known Siam ruby, is a very famous product of Trat. Sweet Rakum is the most famous fruits of the province. The tastes of the fruit when fully ripe, is very sweet. Trat's rakum is very famous among fruit lover.
Ngob Num Chiaw
is a age-old handicraft of Num Chiaw Community in Tambon Num chiaw, Amphoe Laem Ngob.
Lung Aan Siam Dog