TBEX Thailand Preview Trip 2015 – Trat Island
iTravel Channel’s latest adventure takes us to Thailand’s eastern most province, Trat. Trat, which shares borders with Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand, is known for its serene and picturesque islands Koh Chang, Koh Phi and Koh Mak.
What many people don’t realize is the area is famous to Thailand for developing the country’s gemstone mining and trading. Because of this, Trat’s also well known to Thai nations as a center of economic stability and development. These days its pretty beaches and island lifestyle has also made it a popular destination for tourists. On a media trip hosted by our good friends from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), we are heading out to Thailand’s easternmost province.
Salkakok Koh Chang
The first brush with the traditional way of life will be exploring Salakkok, a quiet fishing village that boasts the largest mangrove forest on Koh Chang.
Koh Wai in Trat
There’s lots of time on the speedboat planned, discovering all the little islands Trat has to offer. The first stop is Koh Wai, a tiny island only two to three kilometres long with untouched forests and pristine shores.
Koh Yak, Koh Rang and Koh Mak in Trat
Next is Koh Rang, a hilly island with tropical rainforest, and then small and peaceful Koh Mak.
Cham’s House, Koh Kood
At Koh Kood, we’re looking forward to test out our carving skills on coconut shells, making little boxes for trinkets and tissues. It’s going to be a challenge of coordination and precision, so you’ll have to stay tuned to see how we really do! Trat has so much to discover, with so many interesting and unique islands all just a quick boat ride away from each other.