Trang Travel Guide - Pak Meng Beach
An amazing view of Pak Meng Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the province. – Trang Travel Guide

Introduction to Trang Travel Guide

Trang is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, and Satun.

In 1893, the governor, Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi, chose to make Trang a significant port. The governor imported rubber saplings from Malaya and planted them in Trang in 1899. As a result, Trang was the first area in Thailand to grow rubber, and it represents the country’s major export until this day. According to legend, ships from various nations frequently arrived in Kantang port at dawn, which is how Trang got its name. The name ‘Trang’ is derived from the Malay word ‘Terang’, which means ‘Dawn’.

Trang is a gorgeous coastal province with a long, attractive coastline extending along the Andaman Sea. The province has two beautiful rivers: the Trang River, which flows from the Khao Luang Mountain Range, and the Palian River, which flows from the Banthat Mountain Range. Trang provides a wide range of amazing places and experiences and is suitable for anyone wishing to travel off the main tourist destinations in Thailand.

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How to get to Trang

Map of Trang Province

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Top Attractions in Trang

Koh Mook

Koh Mook (Muk Island)

A gorgeous island paradise in the Andaman Sea famed for its breathtaking scenery and natural wonders.

Pak Meng Beach

One of Trang’s most popular beaches, known by its crescent shape.

Peninsula Botanic Garden (Thung Khai)

A lovely tourist attraction for nature enthusiasts with a wide range of tropical plants and flowers.

Side Trips

External Resources

Trang Travel Guide - Pak Meng Beach during sunset
Pak Meng Beach at sunset with a beach and mountains in the background. – Trang Travel Guide

Summary of Trang Travel Guide

If you’re considering a trip to Thailand’s Andaman Coast, consider visiting the southern province of Trang. With many tourists preferring to visit the more established destinations like Phuket and Krabi to the north, Trang has been able to keep its laid-back character. Trang is a southern Thai coastal province famed for its numerous islands, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous limestone mountains. Still searching for an excellent destination to visit? Feel free to explore other Thai provinces:

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