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Trat - ตราด
Trat province is most famous and popular for its island Koh Chang, it is Thailand's 3rd largest Island being around 30km long and 14km wide and has quite a few great beaches, there are many other islands in the area and also some great scuba diving sites, for more info on great beaches in Thailand check out our Thai Beach Guide or our Thai Beach Forum.
Trat is 315km from Bangkok, 402km from Ang Thong, 319km from Chachoensao, 70km from Chanthaburi, 234km from Chonburi, 399km from Korat, 322km from Nakhon Nayok, 328km from Nonthaburi, 342km from Pathum Thani, 309km from Prachinburi, 179km from Rayong, 218km from Sa Kaeo, 295km from Samut Prakan, 380km from Saraburi and 413km from Suphanburi.
From Trat you can cross over the border to Cambodia either at Koh Kong, Pong Nam Ron or Daung.
If you have any questions on Trat or the surrounding area why not post them on our Eastern Thailand & Trat Forum.
If your interested in the history of Trat and the occupation by the French check out our French Occupation of Trat & Chanthaburi thread.
Trat Tourist Attractions
Also known as Koh Kood this is Thailands 4th largest Island and the least developed out of the 4, here you will find many great unspoilt beaches such as Bang Bao Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Phrao Beach, Ta Pho Beach and Thakian Beach
More on Koh Kood.
Many people now consider Koh Chang over developed and over priced, but that is a feeling that happens with any tourist destination once it gets popular, so take a look yourself and come to your own decision.
Other Islands in Trat Province.
Namtok Khlong Kaeo National Park consists of rain forest which is the source of rivers and has many kinds of plants such as small shrubbery and 25-60-meter tree. The valuable trees in this area are Dipterocarpaceae, Marlabar ironwood, Sterculiaceae, Meliaceae, Lagerstromeae etc. And shrubberies found normally are ginger, galangal, rattan, palmae, bamboo, fishtail palm, and areca palm etc.
Mu Ko Chang National Park is a collection of over 40 large and small islands. The island chain is situated in the Gulf of Thailand approximately 8 km. from the coast of Trat province. The main island Ko Chang is the third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Samui and measures nearly 30km long and almost 14 km wide.
On Lak Muang Road, this is an old 3-story building that was once used as the residence of the French governor when the town was occupied in 1904-1907. Subsequently,from 1928, it became the residence of Trat's governors.
Ko Chang Yutthanawi Memorial
The Ko Chang Yutthanawi Memorial, at Laem Ngop, commemorates the Franco-Thai naval engagement on January 17, 1941. Other attractions at the memorial include the Statue of Prince Chumphon, father of the Thai navy, and a warship-shaped museum displaying old equipment and armaments of the fleet with exhibits on the Ko Chang naval battle.
Ao Tan Khu
This is a bay with fine sandy beaches that are popular with the local people during holidays. It is 4 kilometers off of Highway No. 3156 (Ban Saen Tung-Laem Ngop).
Khao Lan Thai Red Cross Centre
The Khao Lan Thai Red Cross Centre on Trat-Khlong Yai Highway at Km. 48 was formerly a facility to assist Cambodian refugees who fled the fighting in their country into Thailand from 1978 until peace was restored in 1986.After the refugees were repatriated, the centre was closed. Today, the site has been adapted into a tourist facility. Tel: 0 3952 1621.
Ban Hat Lek
Ban Hat Lek is the farthest border village in Trat. It is on Highway No. 318 within Khlong Yai District about 16 kilometers from the district town, or approximately 89 kilometers from the provincial capital.After the conflict ended in Cambodia, it has become a channel for Thai-Cambodia trading. There is an immigration check point at the border. Visitors wishing to enter Cambodia from here have to apply for visa at the Cambodian Embassy in advance. Along Highway No. 318 (Trat-Khlong Yai) are several white clean beaches and other attractions including:
Hat Ban Chuen
This quiet beach is at Km. 59 of Highway No. 318 (Trat-Khlong Yai).
Accommodations are available.
Ban Salak Khok Community
The small settlement of Ban Salak Khok is a great place to visit by itself and for good food and relaxed atmosphere - well worth the outing from the west coast.
However, the key thing to do here is to paddle, row, boat among the mangroves. This you can do on the cheap or get the full set with food and drinks served out in the mangroves. If you have not seen mangroves close up before or understood the mangrove/mud flat tidal ecology, this is your chance to learn something.
The main restaurant her serves real Thai food, not modified for the ketchup crowd. And local raw materials.
It is an interesting community out here, houses on stilts, connected with board walks.
Directions: South West coast of Koh Chang, in a bay dense with mangroves and sourrounded by green hills.
Trat Hotels & Guest Houses
A Na Lay Resort
76/1-3 Trat-Laem Ngob Road, Nongsamed, Muang
Tel: 039-520- 318
57/3 Moo 5, Tumbon Khlong Yai, Amphoe Khlong Yai,
Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas
4/2 Moo 9, Tambol Laem Krud, Amphur Muang
Tel: 039-521-561 Tel: 039-521-570
Haad Mook Kaew Resort
KM. 41.5 Trad-Klongyai Road, T. Lamklad, A. Muang
34 Moo 5, Tumbon Khlong Yai, Amphoe Khlong Yai,
Tel: 039-581-883 HP: 081-920-8934
Happy Home Resort
18/1 Moo 2, Tumbon Had Lek, Amphoe Khlong Yai,
HP: 089-248-7575 Tel: 039-581-899
Khlong Hin Beach Resort
7 Chonprathan Rd. Soi Pukoom, T. Wangkajae, A. Muang
Tel: 039-520-349 HP: 089-046-3005
28 Moo 6, Tumbon Mai Rood, Amphoe Khlong Yai,
45 Soi Terdjarad 2, Wangkajaa, Trat city,
Tel: 039-511- 141 Tel: 039-524- 572
Yataa Spa & Resort
94 Moo 6 Baan Bang Inn, Tumbon Khlong Yai, Amphoe Khlong Yai,
Tel: 039-581-449 Tel: 039-523-489
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