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Trang Travel Guide

The provincial capital, (also called Trang) is a charming country town, famous for its Trang Cakes, its unique Tuk Tuks and the home of one of Thailand's famous former Prime Ministers, Chuan Leekpai.

The town also has beautiful temples, good hotels, a local airport with daily flights from Bangkok, some interesting Sino-Portuguese architecture and colourful night markets. Built on small hills and valleys, it has a friendly laid-back ambiance and makes an ideal base for exploring both coastal and inland attractions.

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Getting Around Trang

Trang has its own unique transport system - the Tuk Tuk. The Trang version of these Bangkok speed-machines are more environmentally friendly and you don't have to contend with Bangkok style traffic fumes. You can pick them up virtually anywhere and many with take you sightseeing around places of interest within the town. 

What to Do: Sightseeing in Trang

The unique Tuk Tuk Hua Kop City tour launched by the Trang Tourism Authority is a great way to see the local sights. You can take the 1, 2 or 4 hour Tuk Tuk Hua Kop tour, depending on your schedule. Effectively a private tour, it's great value - from 150 baht for a 1 hour tour to 500 Baht for the full four hours, stopping at selected points. (See itineraries below)

Tuk Tuk Hua Kop tour: ROUTE 1
A four-hour trip covering 17 stops
Cost: 500 baht

The Trang River, Wat Prasitthichai, Kiuyong La Chinese shrine, Wat Tantayaphirom, Somdet Phra Srinakharin 95 Public Park, Christ Church, Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi Monument, Kaphang Surin Lake, Sino-Portuguese house styles, Railway Station, Rubber Store House, Thamkong Yia Chinese shrine, Watthanatham Plaza, OTOP Centre of Trang, Trang City Hall and Clock Tower, Former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai's house. Library and National Archives in commemoration of H.M. Queen's 60th Birthday. Wat Matchimaphum (Wat Na Khao) Paokong Chinese shrine.


Tuk Tuk Hua Kop tour: ROUTE 2
Duration: A two-hour trip covering 9 stops
Cost: 300 baht

Christ Church
Sino-Portuguese Architecture
Railway Station
Watthanatham Plaza, OTOP Centre of Trang, Trang City Hall and Clock Tower
Former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai's house
Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi Monument
Thamkong Yia Chinese shrine
Wat Matchimaphum (Wat Na Khao)
Somdet Phra Srinakharin 95 Public Park


Tuk Tuk Hua Kop tour: ROUTE 3
Duration: A one-hour trip covering five stops
Cost: 150 baht

Christ Church
Sino-Portuguese Architecture
Railway Station
Watthanatham Plaza, OTOP Centre of Trang, Trang City Hall and Clock Tower
Former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai's house.

Trang Festivals & Events

Trang Products Fair
Combines culture, traditions and local products of the province. Plus contests and pageants. April

Cake Festival
Trang people is well known throughout Thailand for delicious cakes which make ideal gifts, especially Ban Lam Phu Ra where cake making dates back generations. Trang cakes have no frosting and are similar to a sponge cake flavoured in orange, coffee, three-flavored, etc. The festival is held in August

Trang Roast Pork Festival
A tourism promotion festival that features mouthwatering roast pork in a special Trang recipe. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside; fermented with herbs then roasted whole on a specially made grill. September.

Vegetarian Festival
Similar to Phuket's Vegetarian Festival with strange feats, piercing and processions. Thais of Chinese heritage dress in white for 9 days and nights and eat only vegetarian food as part of a cleansing ritual to bring good fortune and make merit. Throughout the 9 days and nights, participants enter a trance in they can subject themselves to piercing without feeling any pain and walk through the streets in processions. Local households set out offerings and thousands of firecrackers are set off creating a deafening din while medium performs supernatural feats to show that the spirit is in him. October

Ta Phao Shell Festival
Held at Pak Meng Beach every November, the festival is aimed at promoting the conservation of nature and the environment. Food stalls and a contest to gather Taphao shells.

Annual King's Birthday and Red Cross Fair
Entertainment and 

How to Get to Trang

From Phuket: By Car
Highway No. 4-402 (Phuket-Phang-Nga-Krabi-Trang), total distance of 312 kilometres. About a three hour drive.

From Bangkok: By Air - Thai Airway or PB Air
Thai Airways has daily direct flights from to Trang. (Journey time: 1.30 hours
Call 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 (Bangkok office) 0 7521 9923 or 0 7521 8066 (Trang office) website http://ww.thaiairways.com and http://www.pbair.com

From Bangkok: By Train - twice a day
Express trains depart from the Bangkok Railway Station to Amphoe Kantang daily.
Departing Bangkok 17:05 and arriving at Trang 07:35 (next day)
Departing Bangkok 18:30 and arriving at Trang 09:25 (next day)
Departing Bangkok 13:44 and arriving at Trang 05:35 (next day)
Departing Bangkok 17:20 and arriving at Trang 09:00 (next day)

More information can be obtained from Bangkok Railway Station Tel. 0 2223 7010 and 0 2223 7020 or call Trang station Tel. 0 7521 8012.
State Railway of Thailand website http://ww.srt.or.th/httpEng/index.html

From Bangkok: By Bus
VIP Air-conditioned buses depart from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Amphur Muang of Trang Province daily at 7 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

To continue to Amphur Kantang, several local buses are available at the Trang terminal. For more information, please call 0 2435 1199-200 or the Transport Co. in Trang at 0 7521 8718

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