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Trat Fruit Fair

Enjoy the rich, delicious and fresh fruits in the province of Trat during summer in the annual festivity, the Trat Fruit Fair.

Located in the eastern part of Thailand, Trat is a popular tourist destination along with other nearby provinces Chon Buri, Rayong, and Chantaburi because of its beautiful sand beaches facing the Gulf of Thailand. It is a home to a colorful history of Thailand, including a number of centuries-old temples like Wat Buppharam and Wat Yotha. Travel to Trat is only about four hours away from the capital city, Bangkok.


The long shoreline of Thailand’s eastern regions showcases magnificent beaches of paradise, stunning islands and bays filled with the green beauty of tropical bliss.  Coconut trees and variety of wild animals add soul to the scenery while the blue skies complement the crystal blue ocean.


Splendid nature is not the only beauty that dwells in the province of Trat. It is also superb food that attracts visitors in the place. From fruits to seafood, local to processed food, Trat has a selection of yummy delights to choose from. It is the region where you can find the best delicacies in Thailand, especially the most scrumptious tropical fruits.


Durian, salacca, rambutan and marian plum—these are just a few of the fresh fruits you can find in the province during May to June, where farms produce crisp and lip-smacking crops. Farm owners even open their houses to engage with the tourists. They invite them to tour the farms, taste their fruits and buy it at low prices.


Trat is also best known as Thailand’s biggest producer of the sweet salacca or Salak, a palm fruit similar to a rambutan except that its hair is shorter and sharper. Because of the rich mineral soil and good weather, salacca is abundant in the province. To celebrate this, the local government of Trat holds an annual 2-day Trat Fruit Festival in front of the City Hall. Colorful parades and displays embellished with fruits march throughout the city with floats and other wonderful decorations.


A range of contests are held, too. From beautiful dogs and fruits and vegetables contests, games and all kinds of crop shows are all over the city. Some notable events are merit making, trade fairs and sweet Salak breeding to showcase Trat’s flourishing fruit industry.


The Trat Fruit Fair is usually held every May 13 to 15. It is best to visit the province at this time of the year to see and taste Thailand’s fantastic nature.


published: 06.01.2011

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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