Category: Trang Province

Trang, famous for its beautiful islands and white sandy beaches as well as abundant coral reefs, is located 828 kms. from Bangkok. Rubber plants were grown in this province by Phraya Rasdanupradit Mahissara Phakdi who got the seedling stocks from Malaysia. In the past, Trang had been a seaport of Thailand’s west coast.

Trang occupies an area of 4,917 square kilometres and is administratively divided into 9 districts and 1 sub-district: Amphoe Muang Trang, Amphoe Huai Yot, Amphoe Kantaang, Amphoe Na Yong, Amphoe Palin, Amphoe Ratsada, Amphoe Sikao, Amphoe Wang Wiset, Amphoe Yan To Khao, and King Amphoe Hat Samran.

Monument of Phraya Rasdanupradit

Monument of Phraya Rasdanupradit Mahissara Phakdi Located 1 km out of town on the road to Phatthalung, this is the monument of an important ruler of Trang who first initiated the idea of growing rubber plants in Trang. Nearby Kraphang Surin is a broad lagoon where the surroundings are suitable for relaxation.

Wildlife and Nature Education Centre

Khao Chong Wildlife and Nature Education Centre This is located on the Trang-Phatthalung Highway, 20 kms. from town. Walking trails wind through the forest past some streams and waterfalls such as Namtok Ton Yai and Namtok Ton Pliu.

Khlong Lamchan Waterfowl Park

Declared non-hunting zone, the area consists of a big reservoir which is home to a large number of teals, mostly found during January to March. The park is located 17 kms. from town along the Trang-Phatthalung route.

Namtok Sai Rung

This waterfall, where a rainbow is often seen on a sunny day, can be reached by Route Nos. 404 and 4125. Turn left at Km. 12 and go for another 3 km.

Namtok Phrai Sawan

Travel 3 kms. beyond the Sai Rung Waterfall along Highway No 4125 and turn left for another 3 kms. It is a huge waterfall consisting of 3 cascades ideal for picnics and swimming.

Namtok Lam Plok

Located at Km. 20-21 of Highway No 4125, the waterfall has more than 6 levels and its power is used for producing electric energy.

Namtok Chong Banphot

At Km. 26-27 of Highway No. 4125 turn left and travel for another 3 kms. There are numerable little falls scattered widely in the area, flowing down past limestone and trees.

Namtok Ton Te

7 kms. further on from Namtok Chong Banphot, this waterfall is 300 meters long and can be seen from a distance. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Trang.

Ko Sukon

This island with a Muslim fishing village is accessible within 40 minutes by boat from Amphoe Palian. Accommodation is available.