(10 May, 2014)
also known in full as เมืองทับเที่ยง
is a small town in southern Thailand. The town is also the provincial capital of Trang Province
. It has a population of around 60,000 people, and is one of those country towns you can find all across Thailand.
The name Trang is said to have been derived from the Malay word "terang", meaning "bright". In the days of old, seafarers can spot the lights of the Trang village to aid them in navigating their crafts to shore. The Trang River flows on the west side of town to its mouth on the Andaman Sea.
Trang was the first place where rubber was planted in Thailand. It was brought by Khaw Sim Bee, also known in Thai as Phraya Ratsadanupradit Maissara Phakdi, in 1899. Off the coast of Trang are some 46 islands, many of these being developed for tourism. Activities available here includes kayaking to explore the limestone sea caves and karst outcrops.
Map of Trang Town
Sights in Trang Town
Travel to Trang
You can reach Trang by bus from Hatyai
, Satun, Surat Thani
. You can also take the train from Bangkok to Trang. The train journey takes at least 15 hours.
Travel within Trang
The ubiquitous tuk tuk (motorised tricycles) is the main form of transportation within Trang town.
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