Move aside Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket, Pattaya and the other cousins. A new kid on the block is making waves. I am talking about the undiscovered gem of Thailand- Trang.

Trang also known as Mueang Thap Thaing is one of the southern provinces of Thailand on the western side of Malay Peninsula facing the Andaman Sea. This quaint and lovely little town may be sleepy to you at first but trust me it has a lot of options for the discerning traveller.

Things to see and do in Trang

Koh Kradan Island

Koh Kradan Island

Koh Kradan Island

This island is about 45 minutes from the Pak Meng Pier in Trang. This is the definitely one of the most pristine and clean beach in the world with its emerald blue water and powdery sand beach all you will want here is fresh coconut water with a nice book lying down on a hammock or may be just let the waves wash your feet.There are also a number of stay options here just in case you decide to stay back.

Morakot Caves

Morakot Caves

Just outside Morakot Caves

This is a must do for everyone when in Trang. Hidden in Koh Muk island and very close to Koh Kradan are the Morakot caves. It’s once in a lifetime experience to cross the cave while paddling through a cave making a trail and waiting for the tunnel to end.

Snorkelling in Koh Muk island

Snorkelling in Koh Muk island

Snorkelling around Koh Muk island

Once you been in and out of the cave you will be confident enough to snorkel in the turquoise waters of the sea. Enjoy the marine life and the corals which dot the island.

The Trang Breakfast

The Trang Breakfast

A typical Trang lunch table

When in Trang don’t forget to treat your taste buds. Thailand is famous for awesome street food and food in Trang is no different. In fact, breakfast in Trang is very famous and so is the Trang cake available in different flavours. My favourite is orange and Vanilla though. Hmmm…yum I can taste the cake as I write this.

Tham Le Khao Kob Cave

Tham Le Khao Kob Cave

Stalagmites and stalactites inside the cave

This will definitely make you shout at the top of your voice. Why? Because you will be sacred and you would want to run back to light. These caves are stalagmites and stalactites which one can see while on a boat. But frankly you have to be a little brave to actually lie down (the caves are so low that you have to tuck your belly in) and go through the dark caves and see the structures inside. At some points you can also get down and walk through them.

Do you know?

People from all over the world head to Trang in February, around Valentine’s Day to wed underwater at the Koh Kradan beach.