approximately 828 km from Bangkok, Trang Province covers an area of
4,941 sq km. 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 km 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
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.
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 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
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Trang Tourism Festival
When : January
Location : Trang town
is an activity
for the public relations of Trang tourism at the beginning of the tourism
season. The event is held in the third week of January.
Trang Underwedding Ceremony
When : 13-15 February
Location : Koh Kradan
in this unusual event include a welcoming ceremony for the brides and grooms
(Thais and foreigners) at the Trang Airport, a bridal procession around
town, and a dowry procession by long-tail boat to Ko Kradan. A wedding ceremony
is performed on the beach by means of pouring blessed water from a conch
shell onto the bridal palms and followed by underwater marriage registration
at a depth of over 12 m. The event is held on 13-15 February.
Trang Food Festival
When : 30 March – 3 April
Location : Somdech Phra Srinagarindra Park
95 (Khao Pae Choi).
is held to promote dishes of Trang province
renowned as the city of food lovers. There are a myriad of food stalls of
Trang restaurants offering dishes at 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.
The fair is scheduled for 30 March – 3 April of every year at the Somdech
Phra Srinagarindra Park 95 (Khao Pae Choi).
Trang Cake Festival
When : August
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. The festival is scheduled for every August.
Trang Roast Pork Festival
When : August
is a tourism promotion
activity of Trang, held every September. The festival features Trang roast
pork is of a special recipe. 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 eaten with morning coffee or can be a banquet dish.
When : September - October
Location : Tambon Thung Yao, Amphoe Palian
is a tradition long observed by the Chinese people of Tambon Thung Yao,
Amphoe Palian, 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.
When : October
Location : -
is a traditional
festival of the Chinese in Trang, held around October every year on a full-moon
night. Thais of Chinese heritage would become a 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 spirit in the “medium” 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 medium must light thousands of firecrackers,
creating a deafening din. The medium would also perform supernatural feats
to show that the spirit is in him.
The Buddha Image Procession and Trang Cultural Festival
When : November
Location : Thung Chaeng Field
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
Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Competition
When : November
Location : Trang town
Adventure of Southern Thailand – NAS Challenge) 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
Location : At Pak Meng Beach
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
Fishing Competition at the Trang Sea
When : December
Location : Waters of Trang
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
Location : Thung Chaeng Stadium
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 Amphoe Mueang Trang. Activities include exhibitions
of agencies in the public and private sectors, sales of food and products,
concerts, entertainment, naval Red Cross activities, etc.