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Trat Province
Trat Trat is Thailand’s eastern-most province, located about 315 km from Bangkok. This small province borders on Cambodia with the Khao Banthat mountain range forming a natural demarcation. With 52 large and small offshore islands, long white sandy beaches and unspoiled coral reefs, Trat offers delightful scenery and a tranquil hideout for nature-lovers. The province also serves as a major fruit-growing and fishing area

The city of Trat is a starting point for Koh Chang island group or forays into outlying gem and Cambodian markets. Those enthralled by shopping will be delighted as Trat has more markets for its size than almost any other town in Thailand due to Cambodian coastal trade.

Like Chanthaburi, Trat is a very important ruby-mining province, with the most famous gem market located in Bo Rai District, some 50 km north of the Cambodian border. With an area of 2,819 sq km, the province is administratively divided into the districts of Mueang, Khao Saming, Laem Ngop, Khlong Yai and Bo Rai, and the districts of
North : Border of Cambodia and Chantaburi
South : Border of Cambodia
East : Gulf of Thailand
West : Chantaburi
Distances to Other Provinces
Chanthaburi 70 km Chon Buri 237 km
Rayong 179 km   km

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Khao Saming 16 km Bo Rai 59 km
Laem Ngop 17 km Khlong Yai 74 km
Koh Chang 27 km Koh Kut 82 km
Festivals & Events
The Koh Chang Yutthanavi Day
When: January
Where: At the Koh Chang Yutthanavi Memorial on Laem Ngop
Is organized in late January at the Koh Chang Yutthanavi Memorial on Laem Ngop. The event is to commemorate the bravery of the Royal Thai Navys action against the French on January 17, 1941. Merit-making and tribute rites are performed and there is exhibition by the Royal Thai Navy.
Trat Fruit Fair
When: June
Where: The provincial town hall
Usually in late May or early June, features exhibitions and agricultural produce. There fruit contests, particularly of sweet Salak (or Rakam).
Trat Memorial Day
When: 23- 27 March
Where: The provincial town hall
On March 23, marks the day the province returned to Thai sovereignty after the French occupation. The celebrations are held at the provincial town hall.
Koh Chang Yutthanavi Day Trat Memorial Day