315 kilometres from Bangkok, Trat is a small province which borders Cambodia, the Khao Banthat mountain range providing demarcation between the province and its neighbour. Trat has over fifty large and small islands under its umbrella which features long white-sand beaches and amazing coral. Of particular interest to visitors are the islands Koh Chang and Koh Kuud.
Attractions in Trat
Hin Luk Bat
This is a good dive site offering masses of coral and marine life including barracuda and sponges. What lets the site down is visibility - often extremely poor. The site goes down to a depth of 18 metres and has a wall to dive along. This is a good choice for beginners.
Koh Chang is the focal point of Koh Chang National Marine Park in Trat province. Koh Chang is the largest of the 52 islands in Koh Chang National Marine Park and the second-largest island in Thailand. Most of the island is rainforest and it features a range of hills, the highest (Khao Jom Prasat) nearly 800 meters high. The result is a very...
On Highway No.3 (Sukhumvit) just opposite the Trat Hospital is a turn into Plai Khlong Road which leads to Wat Bupharam , a distance of two kilometres. Built in circa 1648 during the Ayutthaya era, it features the oldest wooden Viharn in the country. The architectural style and the remaining wall murals are of early Rattanakosin influence with a...
Ao Tan Khu
Ao Tan Khu is a bay with fine sandy beach popular with local people during holidays. It is 4 kilometres. Off Highway No. 3156 (Ban Saen Tung-Laem Ngop).
Koh Kood is the second-largest island in the Koh Chang National Marine Park (around 130 square kilomtres), furthest from the mainland, and certainly one of the nicest islands in the group. Koh Kood offers some excellent views; coconut groves, rubber plantations, exquisite beaches, and it also has a number of beautiful waterfalls (3-tier Klong Jao...
Wreck of the Thonburi
Another excellent wreck to dive around is HMTN Thonburi. The ship was involved in the Thai/French Indochina war and now lies in shallow water at the mouth of the river at the southern edge of Koh Chang. You have to time this dive right – on occasions you won’t be able to see your hand in front of your face, on others, visibility is five...