The south-western Thai province of Trang is located about 700km south of Bangkok in a straight line at the Andamansea. The province has about 700,000 inhabitants with approximately 90,000 fall on the capital Trang. Approx. 80% are Buddhist and about 15% of the Muslim faith. In the north the province is bordered of Krabi, in the north-east of Nakorn Si Thamarat, to the east by Phatthalung and Satun in the south. The proceeds of this region generates the population mainly from agriculture, primarily from the rubber and palm oil as well as from fishing. However, the tourism in recent years know high growth numbers on what is mainly due to the 46 beautiful islands which are right on the doorstep. Most of the islands are in a National Marine Park, although tourism is strongly encouraged. The most famous islands are Koh Hai, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, Koh Libong and Koh Sukorn.
On the coast, the province is dominated by limestone cliffs, like in Krabi and the whole Andamansea. Partially flat coastlines alternate with mountainous green hills. In the south and east, up to 1200m high forested mountains are located which invites you for hiking. The provincial capital is the economic as well as cultural center. From Trang city it takes about 30Km to the coast and the famous piers where the boats departs to the islands. Trang city has its own airport, railway station and bus station from where you can go in all directions.
In the area of Trang there are several interesting waterfalls, caves, hot springs and nature parks. In the eastern part of the province you find smaller waterfalls which are fed from the surrounding mountains, who drives to the direction of Phatthalung there are more beautiful and high-falling waterfalls. The caves are located in the northern part of Trang and are well worth seeing.