A magnificent coastal province, Trang’s long coastline stretches 199 kilometers along the Indian Ocean. Despite the fact that Trang City plays a key role in facilitating trade and communications to Thailand’s southern commercial hub, Trang is a province relatively unknown to visitors. It is only recently that it has become more recognized on the international map. The city has breathtaking islands and astounding beaches along the coast as well as awe-inspiring inland limestone-propped mountains. For light-adventure activities, a visit to the enchanting Emerald Cave, which is accessible only by water, is a remarkable experience. For visitors seeking a relaxed, tranquil ambience, Trang is a perfect place to unwind amidst stunning scenery.
Ko Libong, Trang’s largest island is located in Tambon Libong and is part of the Libong Archipelago Wildlife Reserve whose headquarters are located here. With an area of 40,000 square kilometers, Ko Libong, which is a haven for holidaymakers, has many fishing villages where most of the residents are Muslims.
The island has many capes and beaches such as Tup Beach, Chu Hoi Cape, Thuat Cape, and To Chai Cape. At low tide visitors can walk across the beach from Chu Hoi Cape to Ko Tup where numerous seabirds and mangrove birds from colder climates congregate during their migration. Around the island are masses of seaweed where rare herds of manatees can be seen. It is also the home of a variety of native and migratory birds that are most abundant in winter. From Ko Libong, visitors can get a good view of Ko Chao Mai and Chao Mai Cape. To reach the island, take a boat that leaves every hour at Hat Yao Ban Chao Mai Pier.
The camp is situated near Thale Song Hong in Tambon Bang Di. Covering an area of 2,080 square kilometers, the camp was established by the Department of Physical Education.
There are 18 Southern-style houses available, each can accommodate up to 10 persons. Campsites are also provided.
The camp provides meeting and seminar rooms and other facilities for boy scouts around the country.
Hat Chao Mai has a 20-kilometer coastline and a 5-kilometer long white sandy beach which is set against shady casuarinas and limestone hills with caves. Most caves are of historical importance as prehistoric human remains are found.
Land-based attractions of the park are Pak Meng Beach, Chang Lang Beach, San Beach, Yao Beach, Yong Ling Beach, Chao Mai Beach, and Chao Mai Cave. All are easily accessible by car. Moreover, there are 7 other islands for which the park is responsible.
They are Ko Muk, Ko Kradan, Ko Chueak, Ko Pling, Ko Waen, Ko Meng, and Ko Chao Mai. The park also features the Marine Natural Study Center (tel. 0-7521-0664) and the Tourist Service Center. In the national park, endangered dugong can be spotted along with rare black-necked stork. More common wildlife includes macaques, languors, wild pigs, pangolins, pacific-reef egrets, etc.
It is renowned for being the first place in Thailand to grow rubber – now an important aspect of the regional economy.
46 beautiful islands are part of the province, each offering white-sand beaches and glorious coral reefs. Koh Ngai, Khao Chong Wildlife and Nature Education Centre, Hat Chao Mai National Park and Hat Chao Mai Beach are of particular interest to visitors.
Pranang Cave, which often lends its name to the beach, is a small but memorable cave, shrouded in mythology and mystery. The stalactites and stalagmites are one outstanding feature.
Ao Pranang is a beautiful, 600 meter long beach, blessed with pure, white sands. It is quite a hot spot, and is sure not to disappoint sun lovers.
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