Trang is a gateway to the sugar-white beaches, soaring limestone karts and jungle-covered islands of Southern Thailand. Pass through on your way to Andaman Sea resorts and beach towns, or stay a little longer to discover a melting pot of religions, cultures and cuisines.
Things to do in Trang
Find the best hotels and guesthouses strung along Th Praram VI. This lively thoroughfare is a hub for travellers and features a mix of cafes and restaurants, as well as massage parlours, nail salons, souvenir shops and tourist offices.
Escape the bustling crowds and noisy tuk-tuks in Trang Central Park. Built around a picturesque lake, the park is popular with local families. Purchase snacks from a street stall and enjoy an impromptu picnic on the grass. Locals also sell pellets you can toss to the fish.
The beautiful Wat Tantayapirom Phra Aram Luang welcomes you with a soaring white pagoda decorated with shimmering gold leaf. Walk around the serene complex and spot orange-robed monks on their way to prayers. Canary-yellow Trang Christian Church was built in 1915 and is a rare sight in Buddhist-dominated Thailand. Lush palms and hanging red lanterns decorate the entrance to the Kew Ong Ear, a picturesque Chinese shrine.
From architecture to food, there’s a flourishing Chinese culture in Trang. You’ll see plenty of roast duck and sweet and sour chicken served alongside Thai classics like red curry, papaya salad and tom yum soup.
Spend the day exploring Khao Pu–Khao Ya National Park. Guided tours take you deep into Tham Matcha Pla Won, a wonderland of limestone hills, lush rainforests and hidden caves. Spot more than 120 species of birds and cool off in cascading Riang Thong Waterfall.
Getting around Trang
Parts of Trang are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Taxis and tuk-tuks are a fast and affordable way to get around. Rent a scooter or hire a driver to explore surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace.