Thailand (Kingdom of Thailand)

Languages: Thai

Currencies: THB · Thai baht (฿)

Capitol: Bangkok

Continents: Asia

Borders: Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar

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Area: 513,120km2

Population: 69,799,978

Traffic/driving side: left

Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +66

Timezones: UTC+07:00

Last updated on July 16, 2023

Trat is one of my favourite provinces in Thailand, with its natural landscape, unspoiled by massive tourism. One of the biggest attractions in the area is Ko Kood Island (Ko Kut) – extremely popular for diving, snorkeling and backpacking. 

If you are planning to cross land border with Cambodia, you need to reach Trat. Trat Province, with 52 large and small Islands, offers delightful scenery and a number of tranquil hideouts for beach and nature-lovers. Trat is also the primary launching point for trips to the popular Koh Chang island.

Best beaches in Trat Province - Thailand.

Trat Province, located in Eastern Thailand, is known for its pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters and white sand. There are many islands and beaches to visit and enjoy the amazing scenery and relaxation. But Trat province has also a nice cultural spots, all listed below. Here are some of the best beaches to visit in Trat Province and plenty activities you can enjoy in the stunning scenery.

  • Kai Bae Beach: Located on Koh Chang Island, this beach is known for its stunning scenery with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and lush green jungles. Enjoy various activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and beach volleyball.
  • Lonely Beach: Also located on Koh Chang Island, this beach is popular among backpackers and budget travelers. The beach boasts beautiful sunsets, good cheap drinks, and several bars and restaurants with live music. Visitors can enjoy activities like swimming, volleyball, and beach parties.
  • Bang Bao Beach: Another beach located on Koh Chang Island, Bang Bao Beach is known for its calm waters and beautiful scenery with rocky cliffs and coconut trees. Visitors can enjoy various water activities here including snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing.
  • Wai Chaek Beach: Located on the mainland of Trat Province, this beach offers a beautiful and quiet getaway for visitors who want to escape the crowds. The beach boasts powdery white sand and crystal-clear water, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Koh Kood Island: This island is located south of Koh Chang and is known for its beautiful beaches, especially the Khlong Chao Beach. The beach is surrounded by dense jungle and offers crystal-clear water and white sands. Visitors can enjoy various water activities including snorkeling, diving, and swimming.

Trat pravince tropical islands.

Trat Province is home to numerous islands:

  • Koh Chang,
  • Koh Kood,
  • Koh Mak.

All these islands boast beautiful beaches, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs, making them perfect for snorkeling, diving, and island-hopping adventures.

Best things to do in Trat Province.

Trat Province in Thailand is known for its natural beauty and offers several attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Here are some things to do in Trat Province:

  1. Laem Ngop, which offers a spectacular viewpoint and a tall lighthouse overlooking the sea, providing excellent photo opportunities,
  2. Scenic walking areas and hiking trails like the Salakphet Mangrove Walkway, which allow you to immerse yourself in the serene surroundings.
  3. Take a trip to Wat Plai Klong or Wat Buppharam, two important temples in Trat Province to learn about the local culture and admire their beautiful architectural styles and experience the local religious customs.
  4. Trat Museum to learn about the region’s history and heritage.

Explore Trat on a mototbike.

Best way to explore the area is renting a motorbike. Go visit the nearest lake, enjoy local bars, streetmarkets and jungle scenery. The lake is lovely, however in the dry season the level of water may be extremely low. There’s lots of restaurants in the area, where you can taste some local cuisine.

Where to stay in Trat?

Ban Jaidee guesthouse was an amazing place to stay, with wooden floors, stylish balconies and pleasant rooms. The hotel and guesthouses prices are very attractive:

Trat local cuisine.

Don’t forget to enjoy local cuisine – this is always my best part of exploring 😉 Trat is known for its fresh seafood, so make sure to indulge in some delicious local dishes. Visit local markets or seafood restaurants to savor specialties like grilled prawns, steamed sea bass, and spicy seafood curries. Can’t miss fruits such as rambutan, durian, and pineapple.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation on pristine beaches, outdoor adventures, or cultural experiences, Trat Province has something for everyone to enjoy.

Sassari Sardinia

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