Located approximately 828 kilometers from Bangkok, Trang Province covers an area of nearly 5,000 square kilometers. Trang is considered a magnificent coastal province as its long, beautiful coastline stretches 200 kilometers along the Indian Ocean. In addition, the province has two major rivers flowing through it, the Trang River, which originates in the Khao Luang Mountain Range and Maenam Palian from the Banthat Mountain Range.
Trang has geographical advantages similar to that of Krabi and Phang-Nga. This includes breathtaking islands and astounding beaches along the coast as well as awe-inspiring inland limestone cliffs. The province consists of an archipelago in the Andaman Sea with over 46 islands.
Trang has both mainland beaches and a whole string of offshore islands. For visitors interested in light-adventure activities such as cruising coastal waters, a visit to the enchanting Emerald Cave (accessible only by water) will prove to be a remarkable experience. Additional attractions include the Mu Ko Petra National Park with beaches and islands along the Andaman Sea. There are also wildlife sanctuaries such as Namtok Khao Chong and Khlong Lamchan Park with waterfalls, nature trails and caves. For those looking for a relaxed, tranquil ambience, Trang is a perfect place to unwind amidst stunning scenery.
With an abundance of blissful attractions mixed with cultural heritage, Trang Province is truly an emerging tourist destination. Walking around Trang City, visitors will be amazed at the mixture of Western, Chinese and Thai cultures reflected in the architecture that range from the Sino-Portuguese shop houses to the Chinese temples and shrines. In addition to architectural attractions there are many parks to stroll through and markets to explore. The main two markets in Trang are Ta Klang and Municipal markets.