Settled in the 18th and 19th century by Chinese migrants seeking their fortune in the tin-mining trade, Trang has a rich cultural history. Today, Trang is lively town with great food, notable beaches and interesting architecture. It's a good base for exploring Trang Province, famous for impressive limestone islands, deserted beaches and thriving coral reefs.
Most visitors pass through Trang on the way to the surrounding islands. However they miss out one of the most interesting Thai towns. With around 60,000 residents, Trang’s Chinese history is evident in everything from the architecture to the food. Enjoy Southern Thai curries and cakes, alongside steamed buns and noodle soup. It’s not just all about food, though. Trang has beautiful beaches, hidden caves and thick jungle to explore.