The southern region of Thailand contains many gems that explorers or tourists are yet to explore. The gem, in this case, is not exactly gemstones, but places, attractions, and elements that make up the provinces. While there are many provinces that have these characteristics mentioned above, one of the most amazing places of them all has to be the province named Trang. In the south of Thailand, Trang locates on the same settlements as many cities are such as Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, and Krabi. In fact, it is also located near the Andaman Sea which consists of friendly inhabitant and great tasting foods. Additionally, Trang also has many beautiful islands, and they truly look like paradises on the human world. This is why many people come to Trang to be able to explore these beautiful characteristics and features, and you can be one of them too.
To get to Trang
Ways that you can choose to get in here are plenty, and you can easily choose one that fits your budget or style the most. The first way is obviously to drive a car here in which there are many routes you can take depending on where you are originally.
If you want a fast option, the plane is your best bet. However, if you are looking for slower transportation, the train is at your service. There are two types of the train from Bangkok: express and rapid train. The express train will take you 14 hours to get here, and the rapid train is close to 16 hours. Another way you can travel is by taking a bus which will take you around 12 hours for your trip here. Get ready to enjoy the atmosphere once you are here!
Famous attractions of Trang Thailand
There are many famous attractions around Trang and choosing one can be a difficult task for you. So, here is the list of places you can go to once you are ready to explore the unseen! Next place is called Ko Kradan which is considered to be the most beautiful island of Trang.
Ko Kradan (เกาะกระดาน)
It consists of blue sea, and it is also transparent enough to see the coral reefs under the water. The sand is white, and the beach is very wide where you can go into the water, dive to see the coral reefs or have a sunbath. In fact, the beach is more than two kilometers long! If you talk about the culture in Thailand, there is one in Trang that is truly unique from other places in the world. This ceremony is called Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony.
As the beauty of Ko Kradan is very attractive, it is one of the places that is suitable to hold this ceremony. The ceremony has a long history since the year 1996 which you can experience Thai wedding ceremony in its full detail. The highlight of this is the fact that you dive down to be married under the beautiful sea of Trang. After the wedding is done, the white sand of the beach here is the place to hold a feast to celebrate the new married couple. This ceremony has been recognized by the Guinness World Record of being the largest wedding under the sea in the entire world, in terms of the number of couples that has been here for a wedding. The period for this ceremony is on the month of love which is obviously February.
Ko Libong (เกาะลิบง)
This is another island which is, in fact, the biggest island in Trang regarding land mass. There are two highlights of this place. The first highlight is the seagrass that scattered around which is the main source of food for dugongs here. This means that you might see dugongs swim around the island and it is a rare sight to see in Thailand. Another highlight is that it is also a place for you to observe many species of birds, including seabirds. Birds that are migrated from the cold from around the world come here to look for something to eat, and there are plenty of nature for them to survive. It is considered as the best place to see birds in Thailand.
Ko Chuag and Ko Ma (เกาะเชือก เกาะม้า)
The last two places are also islands called Ko Chuag and Ko Ma. These islands have no beach in them, but they contain abundant coral reef, and it is very beautiful. The coral reef is colorful, vibrant, and great for sightseeing underwater. Actually, they are the most beautiful places to see shallow coral reefs in all of Trang’s sea. Additionally, there are other islands in Trang with white sand, crystal clear water, and peaceful that you can choose to go and relax yourself.
While there are many famous attractions, there are more recommended attractions by the locals that you should spare some time and visit them.
is a cave with the beauty beyond this world, especially when the light from the entrance shines upon the water inside of the cave. This phenomenon causes the cave to be lighted up with emerald colors everywhere. There is a small beach inside with green water where you can be mesmerized with and take pictures.
Also, the time that you can get out is only when the level of water decreases with a boat or a life jacket. The next place is called the Dragon’s Backbone. It is a phenomenon in which the sand becomes hills when the sea is separated, and the water is down.
In Trang’s sea, there are six places that have something like this in which each of the place has different colors and textures of sand. Siam Ruby Dragon’s Backbone would be the longest one of its kind in all of Trang’s sea and Thailand which is more than five kilometers in length and more than 700 meters wide.
The sand itself has a dark brown color with fine texture and each of the hill will have small crabs on top of them. You can also see the Yellow Dragon’s Backbone in which the color of the sand is golden yellow and it surely causes an attraction to all eyes. It is also more than 1.5 kilometers long. There are four more places that you can go and see this unique beauty, but the backbone is not here for you all day and it also depends on the water level.
Le Khao Kob Cave (ถ้ำเลเขากอบ)
The third place is Le Khao Kob Cave. The cave is surrounded with streams of water, and it flows directly inside the cave which creates beautiful rock formation. The length of the cave itself is about four kilometers, and there are five small caves inside it. The highlight of this cave is the dragon cave in which the ceiling is very low, and you can have to duct inside of your boat to get through to see the beauty of the cave.
If you are here at Trang, you should probably want to visit the inner city to eat one of the most menu at Trang which is the grilled pork. This menu is simple, but it has a unique touch to it. The flavor is well put together and the smell is irresistible. You can also travel on a frog head tuktuk which is only available at this place. It is almost like a symbol of Trang and you can let it take you to various places in the city.
The motto for this province is “Phraya Rasda’s Town, Generous People, Delicious Roast Pork, The First City where Rubber was Planted, The Si Trang Provincial Flower, Underwater Coral Reefs, Scenic Beaches, and Waterfalls”. To get around the province, you can take the tuk-tuk, a blue bus, or songthaew near the railway station. You can also use the motorcycle taxis if you would like to. There are several hotels in Trang from budget to luxury hotels you can stay. Some hotel starts from 300 baht per night up to 7000 baht per night for luxury hotels. Enjoy your stay at Trang!
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