Travel guide Thailand

From Phuket South of Thailand

For many people, the word “South” evokes warm feelings and beautiful images. South of Thailand does not disappoint expectations. People living in the South of Thailand are open and easy going.
Everyone knows that migratory birds fly to the South, but not many know that they stop in Thailand. Follow the path of migratory birds, go to the South and you might get a chance to meet them at Thale Noi Waterbird Reserve, place unknown to most. But we will talk about this in due time…

Following provinces and places of interest should be included

Hat Pak Meng beach, หาดปากเมง

Province: Trang | Category: Beach | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7.4999704,99.3206177

On Google map

The first thing that catches the eye is a wide strip of the beach and a lot of people collecting something in the shallow water. As it turned out the beach is scattered with cone-shaped shells and almost every shell has a hermit crab. It looks unordinary, many small cones "crawling" in the shallow water.

Following the example of locals we walk in the shallows along the coast. Here you can find unusual marine life, such as a starfish or fish that hides in the sand. Limestone mountains in the distance complement the picture perfectly, creating a nice background for photos.

Hat Pak Meng beach, หาดปากเมง

Ko Muk Island and Tham Morakot Cave, เกาะมุก-ถ้ำมรกต

Province: Trang | Category: Nature | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7°22'17.0"N 99°17'52.7"E
Decimal
7.371388, 99.297982

On Google map

In reality, the cave is a passage under the island of Muk, which leads to the inner lagoon. Many visitors tend to rush as they think they have already seen similar caves on the trip to James Bond Island.

Please, don’t, take your time. On this trip, the boatman will drop you into the water at the cave, and you will need to swim to the inner lagoon. You will need to swim for about 80 m. through the dark passage with a flashlight.

It is indeed an unforgettable experience! The sun shines through the opening and illuminates the first grotto. Its reflection is giving the water a gorgeous emerald color. But sunlight does not penetrate further than 10 m. Further into the tunnel, the only source of light you will have is your guide’s flashlight. The lagoon is untouched, sunny and clear. The whole experience makes you feel like a lucky discoverer.

The passage is not accessible at high tide. The water level should be no more than 2.5 m. We advise you to check the tide table in advance at the following sites: www.navy.mi.th or www.saltwater-dreaming.com, on the map choose Pak Nam Trang.

! Keep in mind that from May to October the wind blows from the sea and creates waves at the entrance to the cave. Please, be careful and do not risk it. A long-tail boat can be hired from the Pak Meng Pier ท่าเรือปากเมง, N07°30,444', E99°18,738'

Ko Muk Island and Tham Morakot Cave, เกาะมุก-ถ้ำมรกต

Namtok Sai Rung Waterfall, น้ำตกสายรุ้ง

Province: Trang | Category: Nature, Waterfall | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7°26'37.8"N 99°49'19.3"E
Decimal
7.443839, 99.822033

On Google map

A wonderful place if you want to feel at one with nature. Very few people come here. The clear water thunders over large boulders among tropical trees.

Some larger boulders along the river bank reach 10-15 meters in height. But even smaller ones are impossible for a person to lift. It feels great to get into the water for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

We felt awestruck the first time we saw the waterfall and the pool in front of it.

Waterfalls are especially beautiful in the rainy season from May to October.

Namtok Sai Rung Waterfall, น้ำตกสายรุ้ง

Namtok Ton Te Waterfall, น้ำตกโตนเต๊ะ

Province: Trang | Category: Waterfall, Nature | Link to this attraction

COORDINATES
GPS
7°17'40.2"N 99°53'00.6"E
Decimal
7.294490, 99.883485

On Google map

Take a nice stroll along a man-made well cared trail through a forest to see Namtok Ton Te cascading over slightly sloping rocks. It is higher than Sai Rung waterfall.

Waterfalls are especially beautiful in the rainy season from May to October.

Namtok Ton Te Waterfall, น้ำตกโตนเต๊ะ

Fisherman’s hut homestay

Province: Trang | Category: Beach | Link to this attraction

CONTACTS
087 386 2518

COORDINATES
GPS
7°28'57.8"N 99°19'55.6"E
Decimal
7.482714, 99.332110

On Google map

Getting ahead of myself I want to say I would’ve given this place five stars. It has nice huts with AC, free Wi-Fi in the rooms as well as in public areas, DVD player, soap and shampoos in the bathroom and other nice touches.
Huts are nestled amid greenery and have hammocks for two on verandas.
Also I would like to separately mention the sincere staff, who really tries to speak English.
You can book a massage in your room.

Fisherman’s hut homestay

Restaurants in Trang

Province: Trang | Category: Beach | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
06:00 - 22:00

CONTACTS
075 274 014

COORDINATES
GPS
7°29'16.3"N 99°19'51.2"E
Decimal
7.487870, 99.330882

On Google map

Yok Yor restaurant ยกยอ

Many locals come to this beach-side restaurant for seafood. Food here is truly delicious.
Try fried fish cooked without any spices. Name of the dish in Thai ปลาทอด, type of fish to order ปลาสำลี

 Restaurants in Trang

Markets

Province: Trang | Category: Market, Shopping | Link to this attraction

It is easy to find a market in Thailand. They are everywhere, in cities and often along highways. This makes it really convenient when you are traveling as you don’t need to pack food with you or worry about finding a restaurant in an unfamiliar place. At the market, you can find everything from the main dish to a dessert and of course, fresh fruits.
Naturally, small-towns’ markets are cheaper. We often choose our food by the look and smell and it never failed us. It also makes shopping more interesting.

Markets

Laytrang restaurant

Province: Trang | Category: Market | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
06:00–14:00 17:00–22:00

CONTACTS
075217700

COORDINATES
GPS
7°33'28.3"N 99°36'26.5"E
Decimal
7.557857, 99.607366

On Google map

We’ve heard a lot about food in Trang and decided to taste some of their specialties. Here are some that, we think, are worth trying.
Dim Sums (ติมซำ) are a favorite dish for breakfast (6.00 – 12.00). Dim Sums are steamed in small rattan baskets and usually include either fish or shrimp or pork with veggies.
Also, try local coffee (โกปี) with Patonko (ปาต้องโก) which is a Thai version of Chinese donuts or simply put, deep-fried dough

Laytrang restaurant