I wanted to go to Trang 4 years ago. I heard so much nice things about islands in Trang but because of Tsunami, and flooded in south of Thailand many years ago, I had to postpone my trip. Finally, we made it this year! We flew to Trang and took a van from the airport into Trang city and then bought a boat trip to Kradan island from Andaman Island Tour & Travel. (We went to Trang twice and 2nd time we used a pick up service from this travel agent because it is cheaper.)
First island that we hopped off was Koh Kradan. It is such a perfect place for snorkeling, relaxing and sunbathing. I am Thai and I got sunburn from 15 minutes walking along the beach. Oh well, my bad that I less estimated the power of the sun here. On Koh Kradan, you can choose to stay at National Park and pay just 30 baht per night if you bring your own tent or pay 10,xxx baht per night and stay at luxury hotel. You can find a place to eat but not many choices.
Next island is Libong. I love people here. They are really friendly. We rode pass a school and stop by to take a photo of kids playing football. They ran to us and acted many action in front of the camera 🙂 Girls shared me her flowers that she was trying to collect it from the ground. We stayed at Libong Beach Resort and the food here is fabulous, fresh , and very reasonable price. I love fishy dish here 😉 This resort also provided the transportation between the island and also one day tour to other islands. What I can say is this is a perfect island for anyone who wants to spend time on a quiet island. You will enjoy the beauty of the nature here. If you lucky enough, you might see Dugong. We did!
Our last island is Lao Liang. Small but nice for a couple, family or a group of friends who wants to enjoy with beautiful sunset, quiet beach, and rock climbing. You can snorkeling in the morning and having fun with rock climbing in the afternoon. It has only one place to stay on this island. It is a tent with public bathroom. You can see more details at http://www.laoliangresort.com/Accomodations.html
Our last night, we stayed on the main land in the city. I was impressed with local markets here. I don’t have to go to dinner at the restaurant at all. You can find many interesting food here and it is cheap. We went to 2 markets there. First one is near the city hall and second one is in front of train station. Both markest open on the weekend from 5 pm until late night. You can find food, clothes or some souvenir here. I bought a shirt said “save Dugong”. I also love to buy soda that came out from a rocket 🙂 Check it out from my photo!
People in Trang is super friendly. I love the atmosphere of the old city, slow daily life, an old fashion coffee shop, and the feeling that I am back to 80s 🙂 I do love this city and I hope I can convince whoever that read my journey and see my photos to come to this province.
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