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Country rank: 11 out of 31 Places To Visit In Thailand

Sub-Region: Trang Province


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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Best time: November to March (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Trang (Check Flights)

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Trang Tourism

Trang is a city in Southern Thailand known for its food and culture. It shares the same traditional heritage as the nearby cities of Krabi and Phuket. It is not crowded, but still a very lively city with many natural attractions surrounding it. Most people use Trang just as a transit destination to get to the other cities, but you should definitely stay for a day ot two to experience beautiful local culture and markets.

Trang's idyllic white sand beaches offer peace and tranquility because it is not raided with mass tourism. It has more of the rural settlements and is a very low-key city. It is Thailand's hidden gem and you should spend time here instead of just going to the nearby cities of Krabi and Phuket. Due to its rich culture and food, it has started to attract many visitors. There is always some small festival happening here that oozes tradition. The surrounding inclues caves, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls, making it perfect for nature lovers.

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Trang is a liberal city and there are not any strict rules relating to clothing. You can dress as you please, but it is advisable to be appropriately dressed while visiting the temples. Trang being a culturally relevant city, you should respect the locals. Tipping is not common, but good service should be appreciated.

Thai is the common language spoken in Trang. All guesthouse and hotel managers, and thr restaurants will speak English. However, the local vendors and drivers might not, so learning a few basic Thai phrases would help a long way.

Trang was a major seaport of southern Thailand, and many ships used to arrive in the morning. The name Trang comes from the Malay word "Terang" meaning light. It was originally a part of the Kedah Tua kingdom of Malaysia. It got it's first governer under the reign of King Rama II.

Not very well known for shopping, but it has a walking street where you can buy some souvenirs like handicrafts and handmade jewellery. Beaches have small shacks selling important beach items like swimsuits, hats, etc.

Major cards are accepted by the guesthouse and restaurants, but local vendors will accept only cash. So it is advisable to carry some Baht with you while travelling around.

Many ATMs and banks are situated at the east side of the train station.These give you a good exchange rate and it's best you stock up a lot of cash before hitting the islands where ATMs are hardly available.

A daily budget of around 1,000 Baht would suffice in Trang. This would include food, alcohol, travelling, entry fees and shopping.

Buddhism is the key religion followed in Trang.

Trang is mostly famous for it's Chinese and Muslim-Thai influenced food. The night market Centrepoint is the best place to try out local delicious food, most popular dish being the Southern Thai Khao Gaeng. If you prefer going to a restaurant, Kim restaurant, Jay Wan, Mustafa are some of the best. Trang is also famous for it's many flavors of cake, a must try when you're here.


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You can take a flight from your respective country to Bangkok, and then take a flight or train from Bangkok to Trang. (Read More)

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