to see & do sights & experiences
Phraya Rassadanupradit Mahissarapakdi
in Trang Municipal Park, about 1 kilometer from the Provincial Hall
on the Trang-Phatthalung route. Phraya Ratsada helped to make Trang
the prosperous city it is today. He developed transportation, agriculture,
animal husbandry, education, and local administration. He was also the
first person to plant rubber trees in the province, which contributed
to widespread planting in southern
Sa Kraphang Surin
which contributed to widespread planting in southern Thailand. Sa Kaphang
Surin in Trang Municipality is about 2 kilometers from the Provincial
Hall on Wian Kaphang Road. This is a natural pool of about 80,000 square
meters. A concrete bridge spans the pool to three beautiful connecting
pavilions in the pool's center. The surrounding area is a public park.
A zoo is not far from Phraya Ratsadanupradit Monument.
Phra Si Nakharin Park (Thung Nam Phut)
is 3 kilometers from the city. Nam Phut Road is on the right of Tha
Klang Road. The park has a lovely landscape and a magnificent view.
Phra Non Song Khruang Manora
is at Wat Phu Khao Thong, Mu 1, Tambon Nam Phut, around 20 kilometers
from the city. The Buddha image is in the death posture. The most distinctive
feature is the head, which has a decorated headdress of the Nora dance
called the Throet, regarded as a holy and royal ornament of the dance
that is an indigenous performance of southern Thailand.
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Thale Song Hong
is in Tambon Bang Di, 8 kilometers from the district center. To get
there, take Phetchakasem Road (Huai Yot-Krabi) to Ban Phraek, then right
for 12 kilometers. Thale Song Hong is a large natural body of water
like a lake, surrounded by mountains. A mountain juts out in the middle,
dividing the water into two sections. Hence, the name "Thale Song
Hong" (Two-room Sea). The view here is breathtaking and the water
is clear enough to see the many fish underneath.
Thale Song Hong National Boy Scouts Camp
is near Thale Song Hong in Tambon Bang Di. The camp has an area of 2,080
square kilometers. It was established by the Department of Physical
Education and offers meeting and seminar rooms for boy scouts around
the country. There are 18 Southern-style houses available, each able
to accommodate 10 persons. There are also campsites. For more information,
please contact the Trang Physical Education and Sports Center at Stadium
1, tel. (075) 224294.
is in Tambon Na Wong, 45 kilometers from the city on Phetchakasem Road.
A 2-kilometer road branches from there to the mountain. This mountain
is hollow all the way to the top, not unlike an overturned pan. At the
foot is Wat Khao Pina where a reclining Buddha image is at a cave entrance.
Concrete stairs take guests up to see the cave's beauty where one can
go in 3 directions. The area is lovely and very conducive to relaxation.
Le Khao Kop Cave
is in Mu 1, Tambon Khao Kop, about 7 kilometers from the district office
on Phetchakasem Road, then 700 meters on a road on the left. Le Cave
is truly a natural wonder. A stream flows through the cave. The cave
itself looks like a high and steep cliff with layers of rocks. A canal
from the Banthat Mountain Range divides into 3 waterways upon reaching
Khao Kop, 2 going around the mountain and the other flowing through
the cave under the mountain. Stalactites and stalagmites line the cave
for about 4 kilometers. Currently the Khao Kop Tambon Administration
Organization provides rowboats for visitors to view the cave's beauty
and to be an eco-tourism and adventure activity by the locals. The fee
is 200 baht for 7 persons or 30 baht per person. Please contact the
organization at tel. (075) 271426.
Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi Museum
is around 200 meters from Kantang Municipality at No. 1, Khai Phithak
Road, Tambon Kantang. It is the site of an important historical site,
which is the "old Trang lord's house" or the house of Phraya
Ratsadanupradit, the former lord of the province. The house is a two-story
wooden building. Inside are a wax figure of the lord and a complete
collection of his daily personal items. The Na Ranong family looks after
the house. It is open to the public every day except Mondays (it is
open on public holidays but closed the following day). Groups requiring
a guide must contact in advance Kantang Phitthayakon School, tel. (075)
Khuan Tamnak Chan Public Park
is around 24 kilometers from the city. The 250-acre park has beautiful
surroundings. It has been developed to grow large trees and decorative
plants. There is a rest pavilion and a parking lot for tourists. The
park offers a great view of the sea and Kantang
The first rubber tree in Thailand
is along a road that leads to Kantang. This tree represents the first
group of rubber trees that Phraya Ratsadanupradit planted to pioneer
the rubber plantation industry in 1899.
Yong Lin Beach-San Beach
is on the way to Chao Mai Beach and a 2-kilometer road leads to Yong
Lin Beach. This curved beach parallels a pine forest. At the beach's
end is a high mountain with holes and caves that can be passed through
to a cliff with more caves and rocks similar to a fortress encircling
sand dunes. The beach is ideal for swimming and rest. There is a park
headquarters and a tourist service center.
is at Mu 6 in Tambon Ko Libong. This long beach extends from a mountain
in the shape of a shark's fin to the north. Lovely sea pines line the
beach. The wide beach is suitable for camping and there is private accommodation
Chao Mai Cave-Chao Khun Cave
is a stalagmite/stalactite cave in To Nae Mountain near Ban Chao Mai.
It can be reached by boat from Yao Beach onto Khlong Chao Mai for about
15 minutes. A small rowboat can go through the cave to a verdant mangrove
forest where the cave is nearby. Visitors have to walk up to the cave
to fully appreciate its beauty.
in Tambon Libong and is the largest island in the Trang Sea with an
area of 40,000 square kilometers. Around the island are seaweed and
a large herd of manatees, large mammals of Thailand. It is also the
home of a variety of native and migratory birds that are most abundant
in winter. Ko Libong is part of the Libong Archipelago Wildlife Reserve.
The park headquarters is located here. The island has many capes and
beaches such as Tup Beach, Chu Hoei Cape, Thuat Cape, and To Chai Cape.
People can walk across the beach at Chu Hoei Cape at low tide to Ko
Tup where seabirds and mangrove birds from colder climates not found
anywhere else are in great numbers. Many fishing villages are on the
island. Most residents are Muslims. From Ko Libong, one can get a good
view of Ko Chao Mai and Chao Mai Cape. To get to the island, take a
boat at Hat Yao Ban Chao Mai Pier. A boat leaves every hour and takes
30 minutes to get to the island. The boat rent is 400 baht per boat.
There is accommodation on the island. Please contact the Libong Archipelago
Wildlife Reserve, P.O. Box 5, Amphoe Kantang, Trang, tel. (075) 251932.
is at Mu 7, Tambon Bo Nam Ron, around 10 kilometers from Kantang. This
natural hot spring has a constant temperature of 60 degrees Celsius.
It is an interesting place for health tourism.
Ko Muk and Morakot Cave
are the most impressive points in the Trang Sea. The island is mostly
high and majestic cliffs facing the sea to the west while a fishing
village is to the east facing the mainland. The cliffs are homes to
swallows. Hidden among them are the fantastic Morakot Cave. The cave
entrance is a small passage that is above water and boats can just pass
through. The cave itself winds for about 80 meters to the other exit
where a clean white beach surrounded by high cliffs awaits. The cave
entrance is in the island's west. To get to Ko Muk, tourists can take
a boat from Pak Meng Pier in Amphoe Sikao for the 40-minute trip. The
boat rent is around 1,500 baht/day. Accommodation is available on the
Waen are small islands between Ko Muk and Ko Kradan. They are teeming
with shallow and deepwater corals and many types of fish. Visitors can
depart from Pak Meng Pier for the islands. Boats leave regularly using
the same route as to Ko Muk and Ko Kradan. The 50-minute trip costs
1,500 baht/day for a chartered boat.
the most beautiful island in the Trang Sea. It has an area of 600 acres.
Most of the island (5/6) is under the responsibility of Hat Chao Mai
National Park. The rest are privately owned rubber and coconut plantations.
The island offers good restaurants and accommodation for tourists. The
most striking feature of Ko Kradan is its powdery white beach and crystal-clear
water that permits a great view of the coral reef underneath that stretches
from the beach's northern end to the coast. A variety of colorful fish
inhabit the shallow water corals. Ko Kradan is to the west of Ko Muk
and Ko Libong. Visitors can take a boat from Pak Meng Pier to Ko Kradan.
The trip takes 1.30 hours.
Khao Chong Nature and Wild Life Study Center
is approximately 21 kilometers from the city on the Trang-Phatthalung
Road. This is one of the more attractive places of southern Thailand.
There is an abundance of large trees, streams and waterfalls like Ton
Yai, Ton Noi and Ka Chong. This is the first nature and wildlife study
place in Thailand.
In addition, the "nature study trail" is a walking trail ideal
for studying nature up close. Signs along the trail provide information
on the environment. "The Museum and Exhibition Building" has
exhibitions on nature and natural resource conservation. More information
can be obtained from the station at Mu 7, Tambon Chong, Amphoe Na Yong,
P.O. Box 4, Trang.
Khlong Lamchan Waterfowl Park
is in Khlong Lam Chan Wildlife Reserve, 17 kilometers from the city
on the Trang-Phatthalung route, then a right on the Ban Ka Chong-Ban
Hat Lao road (Highway No. 4124) for about 1 kilometer. A large swamp
in the park is the home of numerous waterfowls. The period when there
is the most number of birds is January-March. The park is a peaceful
place suitable for relaxation, tourism or overnighting. Permission must
be obtained in writing from the Chief of Wildlife Reserve Section, Wildlife
Conservation Division, Royal Forestry Department, tel. (02) 5614292-4
Khao Chang Hai Cave
is 5 kilometers from Amphoe Na Yong Market in Ban Na Mun Si. The cave
has a great deal of lovely stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes.
Na Mu Si Woven
the most famous product of Na Mun Si, a Tambon in Trang. Currently there
is a women's Na Mun Si weaving group that maintains the weaving heritage
of the area. Visitors can see the group's works at its office that is
on the same way as the road to Khao Chang Hai Cave, or about 5 kilometers
on Na Mun Si Road. For further information, please contact the Amphoe
Na Yong Community Development Office, tel. (075) 242431. About 300 meters
away is the Tambon Na Mun Si Local Heritage Museum that is the local
cultural center to preserve local arts and handicrafts. Over 300 ancient
utensils and artifacts are on display.
Ka Chong Waterfall
is in Khao Chong Botanical Park on the Trang-Phatthalung Road in Amphoe
Na Yong, about 7 kilometers from the district office. The majestic waterfall
falls from a high mountain down a cliff and rocks. It is very popular
with locals who visit it in large numbers everyday.
Sea tour of Palian
is recommended by taking the Trang-Palian road (Highway No. 404). The
Palian coastline is a lovely, indicative of the extraordinary feature
of the Andaman Sea. Famous beaches include Chao Samran and Tasae. Interesting
islands are Sukon, Phetra, Lao Liang Nua, and Lao Liang Tai.
Mu Ko Phetra National Park
is a marine national park in Amphoe Palian and Amphoe Langu in Satun.
The area was proclaimed a national park on 31 December 1994 and comprises
islands such as Ko Phetra, Ko Khao Yai, Ko Lanti, Ko Lidi, Ko Bulon,
Ko Laoliang, and Ko Praoma. Access can be from Pak Bara Pier in Satun.
The most suitable time for a visit is during December-April. There is
tourist accommodation near park headquarters. For more information,
please contact the National Parks Division, Royal Forestry Department
at tel. 579-7223 and 579-5734 or the Mu Ko Phetra National Park Division,
Mu 4, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Langu, Satun, tel. (074) 781572.
is a Tambon in Palian, only 3 kilometers from shore via the Trang-Palian
road (Highway No. 404). The island has many lovely beaches. In addition,
it is renowned in the province for its delicious watermelons, which
is abundant in March and April. To get there, take a bus on Trang-Palian
route or a van from Amphoe Muang for approximately 35 kilometers and
cross a ferry at Tha Kham Pier in Palian. Boats leave twice daily at
10.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs. The trip takes 40 minutes. Alternatively,
embark a boat at Tase Pier in King Amphoe Hat Samran by using Highway
No. 404, turn right at Ban Na intersection and drive for around 18 kilometers
and then left for another 7 kilometers or so. The total traveling time
is 20-30 minutes. The boat rent is 500 baht for 10 people. There is
tourist accommodation on the island.
Ton Tae Waterfall
45 kilometers from the city. Go on the Trang-Phatthalung road for about
17 kilometers, right onto the Ban Kachong-Ban Hat Lao road for (Highway
No. 4124) for about 27 kilometers and left for 1 kilometer. This large
and beautiful waterfall of Trang has water that drops down 320 meters
of rocks. The source is in the Banthat Mountain Range. Assorted tropical
flora cover the surrounding area. Visitors can go by car to the waterfall
in every season.
Ton Tok Waterfall
is 1 kilometer from Ton Tae Waterfall along a walking trail. Streams
flow through rocks large and small. Ton Tok offers a great view of Ton
Phra Phut Cave
can be accessed from Ban Ka Pang by turning right to Chauat and driving
for around 10 kilometers. At the intersection, turn right and continue
for about 7 kilometers. Inside the cave is a large reclining Buddha
image and also a standing image decorated in the style of a regal southern
Thailand dancer. Moreover, there are personal belongings of upper-class
people like ceramics, lacquerware and old pottery. The origin of the
items and the temple's history are shrouded in mystery.
Phraya Phichai Cave
in Ban Nai Wang, Tambon Nong Bua, is a naturally beautiful cave that
has plenty of stalactites and stalagmites. It is teeming with wildlife,
especially "Hoi Lo" or Lo snails that are edible.
Hat Chao Mai National Park
is a marine national park covering 2 districts that are Kantang and
Sikao. The park's coastline is about 20 kilometers. The park headquarters
is at Chang Lang Beach in Tambon Mai Fat, approximately 47 kilometers
from the city. To get there, take the Trang-Sikao-Pak Meng road (Highway
No. 4162) for 40 kilometers and then 7 kilometers more on a road paralleling
the beach to the park headquarters.
attractions of the park are Pak Meng Beach, Chang Lang Beach, San Beach,
Yao Beach, Yong Ling Beach, Chao Mai Beach, and Chao Mai Cave. All are
easily accessible by car. Moreover, there are 7 other islands in the
Trang Sea for which the park is responsible. They are Ko Muk, Ko Kradan,
Ko Chuak, Ko Pling, Ko Waen, Ko Meng, and Ko Chao Mai. The area was
proclaimed a national park on 14 October 1982. The park also has the
Marine Natural Study Center, tel. (075) 210664) and the Tourist Service
Center. Accommodation is available on the island. For more details,
please contact the National Parks Division, Royal Forestry Department,
tel. 579-7223 and 579-5734 or Hat Chao Mai National Park, Mu 5, Tambon
Mai Fat, Amphoe Sikao, Trang, P.O. Box 9, tel. (075) 210099.
Pak Meng Beach
at Mu 4, Tambon Mai Fat, 38 kilometers from the city on the Trang-Sikao-Pak
Meng road (Highway No. 4046-4162). The beautiful and peaceful 5-kilometer-long
beach is in the shape of a crescent moon. A lovely pine forest fringes
the beach. Assorted large and small islands dot the sea, looking like
a person lying face up in the ocean. Trang locals and people from nearby
provinces like to come here to relax and sample spicy seafood in the
restaurants. Boats from Pak Meng Pier take visitors to Ko Ngai and other
islands close by.
is an island that is actually in Amphoe Ko Lanta of Krabi but it is
classified as a tourist destination in the Trang Sea because it is easier
to get there from Trang. The island has a white beach and clear water
and is surrounded by magnificent corals. A boat trip from Pak Meng Pier
takes about an hour. A 10-person capacity boat rent is 1,500 baht and
for 20-40 persons is 6,000-10,000 baht. Accommodation is available on
is around 30 kilometers from the city on the Trang-Sikao-Pak Meng road
(Highway No. 4046-4162). The large building is inside the Fishery Faculty,
Rajamangkala Institute of Technology, Trang Campus, Tambon Mai Fat.
The aquarium has 61 displays, not including fishponds. The aquarium
has both freshwater and marine fish, amphibians and the most realistic
model of a mangrove forest. It is open daily during official hours.
Please call tel. (075) 248201-5.
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Southern Thailand Botanical Garden (Thung Khai)
can be reached via taking the Trang-Palian road (Highway No. 404) to
Km. 11. This is a new tourist destination for those interested in studying
nature and flora in particular. Inside the park are a tourist service
center, a botanical garden, a herbal garden, a botanical library, a
plant museum, and a technical meeting center. The most important aspect
of the park is the many nature trails available, all going through a
lowland jungle, as well as a forest with many interesting plant species.
Accommodation is available. Please call tel. (075) 218435.
Sai Rung Waterfall
can be visited by taking the Trang-Phatthalung road to about Km. 17,
turn right onto the Ban Ka Chong-Ban Hat Lao road for 15 kilometers,
then turn left at the waterfall sign and continue for about 4 kilometers.
This single-level waterfall falls from a high and huge cliff. The water
turns into a rainbow as the sun shines through it.
Phrai Sawan Waterfall
is a medium-sized waterfall of 17 sub-levels. It can be reached by taking
the Trang-Phatthalung road to about Km. 17, then turn right onto the
Ban Ka Chong-Ban Hat Lao road and drive for 20 kilometers. Then turn
left at the waterfall sign and drive for around 4.5 kilometers. Visitors
can currently go for a 5-kilometer raft trip around the waterfall. Rubber
boats are also available for hire.
Lam Plok Waterfall
is a large 6-level waterfall. From here, one can see islands and the
view of the mouth of the Palian River. To get there, take the Trang-Phatthalung
road to Km. 17 and turn right onto the Ban Ka Chong-Ban Hat Lao road
and drive for 26 kilometers where you have to turn left into the waterfall.
The Khlong Lam Plok Hydroelectric Project is situated here.
HAT SAMRAN SUBDISTRICT
is in Tambon Hat Samran, about 59 kilometers from the city. Take the
Trang-Palian road and turn right at Ban Na intersection in Palian, and
drive for 22 kilometers. This Indian Ocean beach has a thick pine forest
and offers a good view of large and small islands offshore. The climate
on the islands is warm and breezy all day, making them great holiday
spots. Tourists come here to sample fresh seafood and watch the life
of local fishermen.