(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.
Visiting Thailand? Find your accommodation here
Compare room rates from different hotel booking sites and choose the best for your visit to Thailand!
If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.
Hire a car
| Our Recipes
| Facebook Posts
| Just Curious
| Not In The Dictionary
| Our Flowering Garden
My YouTube Videos
Check out my YouTube Channel
and don't forget to subscribe!
Provinces of Thailand
Let me take you to explore Thailand, province by province. The map below shows you all the provinces of the kingdom. Click on each of them for the details.
About Timothy Tye
Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye
. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook
As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News
to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form
. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook
Malaysia Travel Tips!
My Malaysia Travel Tips
has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor
, Negeri Sembilan
) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur
, Johor Bahru
, Cameron Highlands
, Kota Kinabalu
, Alor Setar
, Petaling Jaya
, Kota Bharu
, Kuala Terengganu
) and hundreds of smaller towns.
Singapore Travel Tips!
In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips
for browse through the pages there.
This website is hosted on Bluehost
, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.
Copyright © 2003-2019 Timothy Tye
. All Rights Reserved.