Trat Culture and History
Trat province doesn’t skimp on showing off its cultural and historical roots. Colorful murals and temples which surround the old town of the city. You will see a combination of Chinese temples and Islamic mosques. The Chao Pho Chao Phor Lak Muang Shrine is one of the most peculiar Chinese temples, it possesses a striking façade that will call out your attention. If you want to learn more about Trat´s history, you should check out Trat museum. Another important attraction is Wat Buppharam, this temple, made of wood is a real architecture from the XVII century, and its museum gathers Buddha images and relics and a porcelain collection from China and Europe.
Discover the Beaches
This province presents a group of 52 big and small islands, standing out among them is Koh Chang, located in Muh Koh Chang National Marine Park. This island offers you sceneries just like they were taken from a postal card. Other prominent islands are Hat sai si ngoen, Hat sai kaew, and Hat Ban cheun, here there are magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand plus, you will get to relax without being bothered by hawkers. In the beaches, you can find little restaurants selling fresh seafood and if you took a stroll around it, you will discover some fishing boats.
Trat has a big night market where all the locals like to go to enjoy some spicy typical Thai food and relax whilst drinking some beers. This is a nice place to have low-priced and delicious food while you enjoy a glowing nightlife. Walking around the city center and near the hotels, you will find stands serving Thai food that won’t leave you disappointed. During the daytime, you will find traditional restaurants and coffee shops that offer authentic dishes or snacks that will satisfy any craving.
Trat City Shopping
One of the perks to visit Trat is its cheap prices. Here you will find affordable accommodations and food, for that reason it is an ideal destination if you want to save some money. Trat is the city with the most fabulous markets in all of Thailand, so it’s the perfect place for those who love to shop. Trat province has a big production of rubies in Bo Rai district making it an important spot in the jewelry market.