Trat hotel and Koh Chang hotels Thailand accommodation
Trat is the province situated at the east border of Thailand, 315 kilometers
from Bangkok. The town occupies the area of 2,819 kilometers or 1,761,875
rai. In the province, there are 5 districts, namely Muang, Khao Saming,
Laem Ngob, Klong Yai, Bo Rai and 2 sub-districts; Ko Kud and Ko Chang.
The province is close to Chanta Buri and Cambodia in the North and adjacent
to the Gulf of Thailand in the South. The east is seperated from Cambodia
by Buntud Mount Range eastwards from the middle of the province. Weru
River seperates the west Trat from Chanta Buri.
There are 52 islands with delightful natural scenery including waterfalls
and forests in the area, other than that Trat has little to offer, except
as a jumping-off point for the Koh Chang island group or forays into outlying
gem and Cambodian markets. Market fans will note that Trat seems to have
more markets for its size than almost any other town in Thailand - again
partly due to the Cambodian coastal trade.
Ko Chang is the ideal location for a real rest as the weather there is
very comfortable with the average temperature around 28 deg. Between May
and October which is the period of south-western monsoons, the west coast
is always stormy and thus, not safe for ferries travelling to the islands.
November to April on the other hand is the best time to visit them.
The province is also the source of red sapphire, fine shrimp paste and
sweet rakum, a kind of palm of the genus Zalacca with a sweet yet acidic
Accommodation is available and there are a few guesthouses as well as
the odd hotel here and there, but there isn't a vast choice. Trat's tourist
industry co-insides with gem purchasing although there are a few sightseeing
spots worth mentioning. Check out our sightseeing pages for more information.