Travel Guide Asia Thailand Trang



Trang is the capital of Trang Province, Thailand. The city covers the whole tambon Thap Thiang of Mueang Trang district. Trang is 839 kilometres south of Bangkok. Trang lies on the Trang River, roughly halfway between the Tenasserim Hills and the coast of the Andaman Sea. It's a good place for a stopover to the islands in the Andaman Sea with good local coffee.




Trang has a tropical monsoon climate. At just 8°N, the temperature in Trang is sees little variation throughout the year, although the pre-monsoon months from February to April are a little hotter in the daytime. The year is divided into a short dry season, from January to March, and a long wet season from April to December, with the heaviest rain in September. There is still some rain, however, in the dry season.



Getting There

By Plane

Trang is served by Trang Airport, 7 kilometres from the city. Thailand AirAsia and Nok Air provide service to Bangkok from Trang.

By Train

Trang is on a branch (terminating at Kantang of the Southern Line of the State Railway of Thailand.

By Car

The main road through Trang is Phetkasem Road (Route 4), which connects the city to Phatthalung and the border with Malaysia to the southeast, and to Krabi, Phang Nga, Phuket (via Route 402), Ranong, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi, and Bangkok to the north.

By Bus

Buses to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket, Ranong, Hat Yai and other towns, and minibuses to Krabi, Hat Yai, Ko Lanta Pak Bara pier and Pak Meng pier leave from the bus terminal west of the town, off Phetkasem road near the Robinson shopping center.

By Boat

Boats to Ko Lipe, Ko Tarutao and Ko Bulon Leh leave from the Pak Bara pier, to Ko Nhai from the Pak Meng pier.



Getting Around

By Public Transport

There is a frequent running bus (light blue colour, mid sized) running from the bus terminal to the train station and on to the airport.



Keep Connected


There are countless internet bars across the country in big and small towns. Internet cafés are widespread and most are inexpensive. Prices as low as 15 baht/hour are commonplace, and speed of connection is generally reasonable, but many cafes close at midnight. Higher prices prevail in major package-tourist destinations (60 baht/hour is typical, 120 baht/hour is not unusual). Keyloggers are all too often installed on the computers in cheap cafes, so be on your guard if using online banking, stock broking or even PayPal. Remember that in the smaller towns and more traditional areas the owners and staff of internet bars prefer if customers take off their shoes at the entrance and leave them outside. This might seem strange although this gesture goes a far way to make friends and give a positive image of foreigners to Thai people.

Outside the most competitive tourist areas, free Wi-Fi is not as common as in neighbouring countries in many budget hotels and guesthouses and they may charge small fee for Internet by LAN or Wi-Fi even if you bring your own laptop. Wi-Fi is commonly available in cafes and restaurants serving Westerners.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The international code for Thailand is 66. 999 connects to all emergency services. Standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. 911 for Tourist Police Department, English available.

For mobile phone users, Thailand has three GSM mobile service providers - AIS, DTAC and Truemove - which may be useful if you have a mobile phone that will work on either one or both of the GSM 900 or 1800 frequency bands (consult your phone's technical specifications). If you have one, you can buy a prepaid SIM card for any of the Thai carriers in any convenience store for as little as 50-200 baht and charge it up as you go. Using your own mobile phone while on holiday with a Thai pre-paid SIM card can save a lot of money and lets you give your number to family back home, so they can have an emergency contact number.


Thailand Post is the Thai postal service that deals with all local and international mail in Thailand. The business is operated from local post offices. Post offices are easy to recognise with their red white and blue motifs and the words 'Thailand Post' in English and Thai above the entrance. They are open from Monday to Saturday, usually 8:30am to 4:30pm (main ones until around 8:00pm), though keeping shorter hours on Saturdays (usually until 1:00pm). They are generally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Each post office offers a comprehensive service which includes an Express Mail Service (EMS) and parcel post. They also have a price calculator for letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. They also have a track and trace system and money transfer services. If you want to send packages, it might be a good idea to check with private courier companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are fast, reliable and generally quite competitively priced.



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