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Exploring the southeast Trat coast

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Underrated beaches, fishing villages and fruit farms stretch between mountains and the Gulf of Thailand in Trat province’s long southeastern panhandle on the way to Cambodia, making for a worthwhile day trip from Trat town.

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Sukhumvit Road shoots for nearly 100 kilometres from Trat town to the Cambodia border at Had Lek. At one point, where the jungle-clad hills and sea press in from either direction, a sign informs travellers that they’re passing through “the narrowest part of Thailand”. How’s that for travel bragging rights?

Like Ko Chang’s Haad Sai Khao, minus the hordes. Photo taken in or around Exploring the southeast Trat coast, Trat, Thailand by David Luekens.

Like Ko Chang’s Haad Sai Khao, minus the hordes. Photo: David Luekens

The beaches are marked along the main road by English signs and it’s impossible to go more than a few kilometres from north to south at any given time, so you can’t get lost. The first beaches you’ll pass are Haad Sai Ngam and Haad Sai Kaew, which is a lot quieter than the Haad Sai Kaew on Ko Samet but almost as beautiful. This area hosts a Centara luxury resort whose presence heralds the quality of these ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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