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All you need to know to visit Trat

Central Thailand
315 km from Bangkok
Province of Trat
Thai prononciation : Tlat


Recomm. stay
1 à 2 jours


Practical guide to go and visit Trat

The city is essentially a gate to the Koh Chang, Koh Mak, Koh Wai and Koh Kood islands or to Cambodia. It is a typical provincial town with few tourist attractions but not without charm. Go see the Night Market you will immerse in authentic Thailand. The little curiosity of Trat is the yellow oil, nam man luang which has the reputation to cure all ills.Its secret of fabrication is kept from generation to generation. (To ask for it at the pharmacy say: pom yak su nam man luang)

Accommodations in Trat

In Trat, guesthouses and hotels are concentrated in and around Thana Charoen Road. The city has only a few accommodation options but its enough to host those who want to sleep in Trat. Most visitors are just in transit to Koh Chang and its neighboring islands or to Cambodia and rarely spend the night in Trat.

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People often ask me what accommodations I recommend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Trat.

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Practical information about Trat

There are no train station in Trat. The best way to come is by bus or minivan from Bangkok (online booking).
Whether you decide to leave then to Cambodia or to Koh Chang, you can book your trip directly at your guesthouse (or at the Pop Guesthouse on Thanon Charoen Thana).If you do not stay in Trat and go directly to Koh Chang, no need to think, shared taxi drivers will take care of you and drive you to Laem Ngop to take the ferry.

How to go to Trat ?

There is an airport in Trat. Two flights per day from Bangkok. But in general, travelers go to Trat by taking the bus at Ekkamai Bus Terminal in Bangkok or by taking a minivan (online booking). There is a Trat Express bus but it is more comfortable but not really faster than other buses.

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Festivals in Trat ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Trat. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
trat loi krathong festival

Trat Loi Krathong Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of November

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Other places to see in Trat

Koh Mak island Trat
Koh Mak island
Much less known than Koh Chang or even Koh Kood, Koh Mak island is often appreciated by people looking for a less touristy and more peaceful island. The resorts, restaurants and others are not numerous but that is precisely what they are looking for! Koh Mak is also on the program of boat tours departing from Koh Chang.
Koh Wai island Trat
Koh Wai island
Very little developed, Koh Wai island is really not for you if you are looking for comfort and animation! But if you like peaceful atmospheres, in a simple way of life, this is an island that you will probably like. Last time I checked, there were only 4 accommodations in Koh Wai.

Weather & climate in Trat

Trat has a tropical monsoon climate with little variation in temperature throughout the year. Precipitation, on the other hand, varies considerably from season to season. Initially infrequent during the short dry season (December to January), they become rapidly torrential during the monsoon (from May to the end of October). February, March and November are months of transition during which, depending on the year, it can rain more or less.

The best time to come to Trat is from December to March, with the driest months being December, January and February. From May to the end of October, it is better to choose another destination. Precipitations flirt with the 500 mm from June to September.

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How to ask in Thai to go to Trat ?

I want to go to Trat / Yak paï ti Tlat.
Where is Trat ? / Tlat you ti naï ?
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