Trat is 315 kilometer southeast of Bangkok, and is the easternmost Thai province edging the Gulf of Thailand.


It was surmised that the title “Trat” was a corruption of “Krat” which is the name of a tree plenty in Trat Province and used in broom production. In Ayutthaya period during the reign of King Naresuan, the town was called “Bann Bang Pra”.

While King Rama V was on the throne, Thai government inevitably made a treaty with France granting the area of current Trat Province to the western country in order that France would withdraw its force from Chanta Buri Province.  Later, on March 23, 1906, the King had to grant areas, namely Pratabong, Siem Reap and Sri Sophon to France in exchange with Trat, islands and towms on the right bank of Mekomg River. Thus,Trat residents regard March 23 as the “Independence Day” every year.  They also built up King Rama V Monument at the City hall to commemorate the King’s attempt to keep Trat with Thailand.

On January 17, 1941, during Indochina War, French Squadron transgressed Thailand’s territorial waters. Thai Flotilla came to protect the land.  Thus, the war which was later known as “Ko Chang Naval Battle” began.  Thai Troop won and managed to drive out French Squadron.  However, Thai side lost three warships, namely Songkhla, Chon Buri and Thon Buri as well as some naval officers.  Therefore, on the date of every year, Thai Naval Army holds the annual merit-making day to dedicate to those who sacrificed their lives in their effort to protect the country.


General Details

Trat is the province situated at the east border of Thailand, 315 kilometers from Bangkok.  The town occupies the area of 2,819 kilometers or 1,761,875 rai.  In the province, there are 5 districts, namely Muang, Khao Saming, Laem Ngob, Klong Yai, Bo Rai and 2 sub-districts; Ko Kud and Ko Chang.

The number of population (1995) is 211,976.  The province is close to Chanta Buri and Cambodia in the North and adjacent to the Gulf of Thailand in the South.  The east is separated from Cambodia by Buntud Mount Range eastwards from the middle of the province.  Weru River separates the west Trat from Chanta Buri.



Ko Chang is the ideal location for the real rest as the weather there is very comfortable with the average temperature not too cold or too hot.  Ko Chang is influenced by the northeastern and southwestern monsoons, the west coast is always visited by storms and thus, not safe for ferry boats.  Between November to April is very safe since there are quite a few storms.

Most of Trat areas lie in the Gulf of Thailand.  This makes the province abundant with tourism resources.  Trat has as many as 52 islands, especially Ko Chang which is the second biggest island in Thailand.  Tourist attractions at Ko Chang include sea, waterfalls, and forest.  The province is also the source of red sapphire, fine shrimp paste and sweet rakum, a kind of palm of genus Zalacca with sweet and acid taste.

Trat Attraction

Wat Buppharam, or Wat Plai Klong

Wat Buppharam

City Pole

City Pole (Sao Lak Muang)

Wat Yothanimit or Wat Bot

Wat Yothanimitr

Thai Red Cross Association’s Khao Lan Center


 Moo Koh Chang National Marine Park

 White Sand Beach

Kai Bae Beach

Kaibae Beach

Bang Bao Fishery Village

Bird Paradise Guesthouse

Tan Mayom Waterfall

Klong Plu Waterfall

Klong Nonsi Waterfall 


Klong Nueng Waterfall


Koh Lao Ya


Koh Wai


Koh Khlum


Laem Sok


Lan Sai Beach


Saphan Hin Waterfall 


Koh Ngam


Koh Maak

Koh Rung 


Koh Kradad




Site Map: Trat

::: Introduction

::: Hotel Reservation:

  ::: City or Town

  ::: Koh Chang

  ::: Koh Kood

  ::: Koh Maak

::: Attractions:

::: Borai
::: City
::: Koh Chang
::: Koh Kood
::: Khao Saming
::: Klong Yai
::: Laem Ngob

::: How to get there

::: Map - Trat
::: Map - Koh Chang
::: Map - Koh Kood
::: Map - Koh Mak

::: Festival

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