is Thailand's eastern-most province, about 400 kilometers from
Bangkok. Hemmed in by mountains, the Khao Banthat range serves as
the natural boundary with Cambodia. There are many islands and
islets with delightful natural sceneries.
How to get there
air and non-conditioned buses leaving from the Eastern Bus
Terminal (Ekamai) Non airconditioned buses leave many times daily.
Trat Attractions: Namtok
Khao Salat Dai
is about 32 kilometers from town on Chintakanon
(Sean Tung-Bo Rai) road. It has dense wood and good place for
(Wat Plai Khlong) is 2 kms. from town, noted
from the late Ayutthaya Period. This temple is noted for relics of
the Buddha, Buddha images as well as praying Hall, Wooden Vihara,
Bell Tower and small typical monk's quarters (Kuthi).
Wat Muang Kao Saen Tum
situated in Tambon Pranit about 38
kilometers from Amphoe Khao Saming. It is famed for its dark brown
stones weighing 10-100 kilograms. They are varied in shape and
size and produce deep resonant sounds when being knocked.
The districts of Bo Rai and Khao Saming have
as the region's major gem mining industry,
specially Bo Rai is noted for being the site of the world-famous
"Tab Tim Siam" or King Ruby. The gem market of Bo Rai at
Hua Tung Market takes place between 7.00-10.00 A.M. Other markets
such as Nong Bon Intersection, Ban Sa Yai Market, Ban Nonsi and
Ban Ta Ngam open whole day long.
is about 58 kms. before Khlong Yai, take a
right turn and proceed for 5 kms. It has white sandy beach with
clean water. Bunglaows are available at the beach.
Ban Hat Lek
is located 95 kilometres from Trat at the end
of Highway 318. Ban Lek is a small village and the jumping-off
point for boarding boats to Ko Kong, a border province of
is about 17 kilometers from town on
Highway No. 3148. From the pier located at the cape's end, large
vessels can be hired to explore the many nearby isles. Many local
preserved food items can also be bought there including shrimp
paste, fish sauce and native wide brim hats. More