It’s true that most travellers only see the southwest Thai mainland through the windows of a minibus, en route to the Andaman Sea islands. If you’re into rich culture and food, however, you might consider spending a day or two in the mid-sized provincial capital of ... Read more about Kopi tasting in Trang .
Most travellers briefly pass through south Thailand’s Andaman Sea islands, perhaps grabbing a kopi or stopping by one of the area’s many waterfalls along the ... Read more about Trang's botanical gardens and jungle canopy walkway .
If you’re up for a motorbiking adventure before or after a trip to the islands, the Ban That mountains in Trang province’s remote eastern reaches conceal some 10 waterfalls, many of them reachable on a single day trip. At least one — Ton Te — is worth the trip, but it will take some ... Read more about Waterfalls .
If for some reason you're in Trang town and won't be making it to the islands, the mainland beaches can work as a substitute. With mostly tan-yellow sand and cloudy water, they lack the glamour of the offshore beaches, but the scenic coastal road and lack of tourists makes for a worthwhile motorbiking excursion if you have the time. Lined with casuarina trees along the province's northern ... Read more about Mainland beaches .
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