Countless attractions and must-see destinations await you in Thailand, but if you wish to escape to a place unspoilt by the rampant development that a tourist economy always brings with it then its off to the unseen Trang province with you.
This hidden gem in Thailand is a place where foreign tourists looking for a hot nightlife might not really appreciate much. However, tourists looking for a relatively quiet atmosphere and unspoiled beaches will love Trang.
Trang, with its many islands, is especially suited for diving enthusiasts and nature lovers.
A visit to its most popular island, Ko Muk, will expose you to wonderfully unique experiences, from the swimming through the tunnel of the famous Tham Morakot (Emerald Cave) to taking photos and mingling with the locals in its Muslim fishing village. You need only see the photo on the right to be convinced!
If it’s snorkelling and underwater diving you’re really into though, then the island of Ko Kradan is the place for you. The funny thing about this island though is that it is best known not for its beautiful and vibrant underwater life, but for holding the Guinness World Record for holding the “Largest Underwater Wedding Ceremony”.
Aside from Ko Muk and Ko Kradan, there are more beautiful islands, each with its own attractions, that you can visit dotting Trang’s waters. And while you might not find most of them on the tourist map, you’ll certainly find hidden gems if you just hire a local to take you island hopping on a boat and to show you around lesser known spots. You can be sure that this tack will at least get you to a beautiful quiet beach with no one else around on an island you whose name you can’t pronounce. Now that is the way to have a real adventure in Thailand!