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Welcome to Trang
Introduction
Koh Ngai
Koh Ngai
Located approximately 828 km 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 Mountain Range.

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 Kantang District, 13 in Palian District and 21 in Sikao District. 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 and accommodations. 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.

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 Celsius.

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.

Borders
North : Nakhon Si Thammarat
South : Satun and Indian Ocean
East : Phattalung
West : Krabi and Indian Ocean
Distance
Distances to Other Provinces
Phattalung 56 km Krabi 131 km
Nakhon Si Thammarat 123 km Satun 140 km

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Na Yong 10 km King Amphoe Hat Samran 45 km
Yan Ta Khao 23 km Palian 47 km
Kantang 24 km Ratsada 47 km
Huai Yot 28 km Wang Wiset 60 km
Sikao 33 km    
Festivals & Events
Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony
When: February
Where: Koh Kradan
Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony
Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony
Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is held annually during 13 – 15 February to celebrate St.Valentine’s Day which inside the ceremony very romantic and fantastic. Apart from the registration procedure that takes place underwater, the ceremony also introduces a traditional Thai style wedding to the participants. The ceremony starts with a Khan Mak procession, a colorful and lively parade in which the groom makes his way to ask the bride’s parents for their daughter’s hand, accompanied by folk dances and songs. A religious and blessing ceremony also take place, at which the bride and the groom have to wear traditional Thai costumes.

Highlight: The procession of brides and grooms parades through the city streets to the traditional Thai wedding ceremony. The spectacular ceremony is complete with the underwater registration procedure in which the brides and grooms are required to be certified divers.
Trang Food Festival
When: March - April
Where: Trang Province
Trang Food Festival is held to promote delicious dishes of Trang province renowned as the city of food lovers. There is a myriad of food stalls of Trang restauranteurs offering dishes at special discounted prices. Various kinds of food including Chinese, Thai, and local meals, as well as seafood are available. Additional activities are an eating championship and diverse forms of entertainment.
Smiling Fish Asian Badminton Satellite Circuit
When: 1 - 6 May
When: Gymnasium, Thung Chaeng Stadium, Mueang Trang District
Meet with badminton tournament every level at Gymnasium, Thung Chaeng Stadium, Mueang Trang District. Trang Cake Festival
Trang Cake Festival
Trang Cake Festival
When: August
Where: Trang Province
Trang Cake Festival derives from the fact that Trang people are well known for making delicious cakes. This is particularly true for the villagers of Ban Lam Phu Ra where making cakes dates back generations. The cakes of Trang have no frosting and have several flavours like orange, coffee, three-flavoured, etc.
Trang Roast Pork Festival
When: September
Where: Trang Province
The Festival features the mouthwatering roast pork of a special recipe of Trang. The pork skin is crispy, the meat is tender and it is delicious due to a process by which the pig is fermented with herbs then roasted whole on a specially made grill. Trang’s roast pork is sold daily and goes well with morning coffee or can be a dish at banquets.
Moon Festival
When: September - October
Where: Thung Yao Sub-district, Palian District
Moon Festival is a tradition long observed by the Chinese people of Thung Yao Sub-district, Palian District, to commemorate the fight for the nation against the Mongols. A ceremony is held in late September or early October on the full moon day in the eighth month under the Chinese calendar.
Trang Vegetarian Festival
When: October
Where: Trang Province
Trang Vegetarian Festival
Trang Vegetarian Festival
Trang Vegetarian Festival is a traditional festival of the Chinese in Trang, held around October every year. Thais of Chinese heritage would become vegetarian (no consumption of meat and certain kinds of vegetables) and dress in white for 9 days and nights. This is to bring good fortune and make merit. Throughout the 9 days and nights, the spirits in the “mediums” would go out and give blessing (some call it out touring) to households where there are offerings set out in front. The procession bearing the mediums must light thousands of firecrackers, creating a deafening din. The mediums would also perform supernatural feats to show that the spirits are in them.
The Buddha Image Procession and Trang Cultural Festival
When: First and third days of the waning moon in the eleventh lunar month
Where: Thung Chaeng Stadium, Mueang Trang District
The Buddha Image Procession and Trang Cultural Festival is aimed to preserve, revive, and pass down ancient customs and traditions which are local uniqueness. It is held during the first and third days of the waning moon in the eleventh lunar month (at the end of the Buddhist Lent). Activities include a contest of Buddha image boat floats, local sports competitions, Southern-style folk arts and cultural performances, concerts, entertainment, sales of Trang OTOP products, and merit-making for the Buddha image processions.
Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition (The Nature Adventure of Southern Thailand – NAS Challenge)
When: November
Where: Trang town and other districts of Trang Province
Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition is an off-road circuit for members of off-road racing clubs in Thailand and from foreign countries; such as, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc., with more than 100 cars participating. It is scheduled for November of every year. The circuits in use are in Trang town and other districts of Trang.
Taphao Shell Festival
When: November
Where: Pak Meng Beach
Taphao Shell Festival is aimed at promoting the conservation of nature and the environment. The Festival is held at Pak Meng Beach every November. There is a contest to gather Taphao shells or leather donax.
Fishing Competition at the Trang Sea
When: December
Where: The waters of Trang and Krabi Provinces
Fishing Competition at the Trang Sea is organised around December of every year in the waters of Trang and Krabi provinces. More than ten categories of fishing are arranged for the game.
H.M. the King’s Birthday Celebrations and Red Cross Fair
When: 5 - 15 December
Where: Thung Chaeng Stadium, Mueang Trang District
H.M. the King’s Birthday Celebrations and Red Cross Fair are an annual magnificent event of Trang, which has been continued since the reign of King Rama VII. It is scheduled for 5-15 December of every year at the Thung Chaeng Stadium in Mueang Trang District. Activities include exhibitions of agencies in the public and private sectors, sales of food and products, concerts, entertainment, naval Red Cross activities, etc.