Trat or Ko Kong
23rd August, 2008
#1 Posted: 4/9/2008 - 14:56
12th May, 2006
Total reviews: 31
Both are pretty nice little towns. Personally I maybe prefer Trat for its laidback atmosphere. Guy GH and Ban Jaidee (listed on this site) are cheap, good places to stay.
#2 Posted: 4/9/2008 - 15:33
21st April, 2006
Total reviews: 15
At least 113
Trat Pros - You'll have a choice of some great little guest houses, an excellent night market and, as mentioned above, a really nice ambiance.
Trat Con - You'll have to wake up early if you want to catch the ferry.
Personally, I think that getting up earlier is a small price to pay. Trat is a really nice spot that's worth at least one night, if just for the "hoi tohd" (fried mussels with egg and sprouts) in the night market.
#3 Posted: 5/9/2008 - 00:11
Unless you're keen on catching the early ferry to Sihanoukville, stay in Trat.
Koh Kong is a sleazy little town and the guesthouses are often in cahoots with the scammers at the border crossing. As far as I know, accommodations are either in cheapo guesthouses with questionable security or at the hotels near the casino.
#4 Posted: 5/9/2008 - 23:31
30th July, 2008
Total reviews: 5
I don't know Ko Kong but I'd recommend Trat anyday as a stopover town. You may even want to stay longer if your itinerary allows it. Accomodation is cheap but not cheapo and the market is a great place to spend half a day. And if you're intending to go to Ko Chang, Ko Kut or Ko Maak, there are regular sangthaews to the pier at Laem Ngop.
#5 Posted: 7/9/2008 - 17:57
You forgot Koh Wai - I love, love, love that little island!
#6 Posted: 7/9/2008 - 23:42
23rd August, 2008
Looks like Trat is the way to go. Thanks all for your suggestions. =)
#7 Posted: 8/9/2008 - 09:32
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