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About Trat Province

Trat province was founded in the 1994's. This was the time when it split from the Laem Ngop district. At first, it was regarded as the region's minor district. However, a decision was made by Thailand's government to upgrade minor districts on 15 May 2007. Following this decision, all minor districts were made full districts. This upgrading became official when the Royal Gazette published the move on August 24th 2007.

Shopping Center in Trat
Shopping Center in Trat

Trat forms a small province in the eastern part of Thailand. Trat province borders with Cambodia on the Khao Banthat Mountains. The mountain forms a natural demarcation in this region. Today, many people refer to this province as a resort town. It has more than fifty small and large offshore islands. It also has unspoiled corals and beaches. This province is also a suitable place to go fishing. It is also popular for growing of fruits.


The current Trat province is subdivided to form the Ko Chang sub districts. These sub districts have four villages. There is also the Ko Chang Tai that covers five villages. Ko Chang subdistrict has a population of three thousands and ten inhabitants. On the other hand, Ko Chang Tai has a population of 2, 346 inhabitants.


Trat province comprises of nine villages. These are; PhetBan Salak, Chek BaeBan, Phet NueaBan, Salak KhokBan, Ban Salak, Dan MaiBang, SonBan Khlong, BaoBan Khlong and PhraoBan Khlong Nonsi.


The inhabitants of this province are hospitable. They are always willing to help any visitor with the information they need. Their culture and history makes many people want to visit the region. As a result, this province has continued to see an increase in the number of visitors each year. The nightlife and cuisines served in the hotels makes visitors spend more time than planned in the province.

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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