|The Emblem of Trat|
| It was surmised that the title
"Trat " was a corruption of "Krat" which is the name of a tree plenty in
Trat Province and used in broom
production. In Ayutthaya period during the
reign of King Naresuan, the town was
called "Baan Bang Pra." While King Rama V was on
the throne, Thai government inevitably made a treaty with
France granting the area of current Trat Province to the western
country in order that France would withdraw its force from
Chanta Buri Province. Later, on March 23, 1906, the
King had to grant areas, namely Pratabong, Siem
Reap and Sri Sophon to France in exchange with
Trat, islands and towns on the right bank of
Mekong River. Thus, Trat residents regard March 23
as the "Independence Day of Trat"
and organize "Trat Recalling Day" every year. They
also built up King Rama V Monument at the City hall to commemorate the
King's attempt to keep Trat with
On January 17 1941, during Indochina War, French Squadron transgressed Thailand's territorial waters. Thai Flotilla came to protect the land. Thus, the war which was later known as "Ko Chang Naval Battle" began. Thai Troop won and managed to drive out French Squadron. however, Thai side lost three warships, namely Songkhla, Chon Buri and Thon Buri as well as some naval officers. Therefore, on the date of every year, Thai Naval Army holds the annual merit - making day to dedicate to those who sacrificed their lives in their effort to protect the country.
|How to get there|
|By Bus |
Both air and non - air -conditioned (orange ones) buses depart from Ekamai Bus Terminal for Trat many times a day.
Bangkok - Trat
Ordinary or non-air-conditioned buses
TEL. (02) 3912504
03.30, 05.30, 06.30,08.00, 12.30, 23.00
Sahamit-Cherdchai, TEL. (02) 3912237,3914164
07.00, 09.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.30, 20.30, 22.30, 23.30
Suparat Tour, TEL. (02) 3912331
08.30, 10.30, 18.30, 22.30
Chokanukul, TEL. (02) 3927680
Trat - Bangkok
04.30, 05.30, 06.30, 07.30, 08.30, 09.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.00, 15.00, 16.15, 23.00
TEL (039) 511062
07.00, ,08.00, 09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00, 16.00, ,23.00, 23.30
Suparat tour, (039) 511481
08.30, 10.30, 11.30, 15.00, 16.00, 23.00
Chockanukool Tour (039) 511587
A one way ticket fare is 169 baht and a return ticket cost 399 baht
Ordinary buses depart Chanta Buri and Trat every half an hour since 05.50 until 14.30 Chanta buri to Trat which take about one and a half hour, additional buses are set at 15.45, 16.20 and the last trip at 17.30. The fare is 22 baht.
Non -air-conditioned buses leave Chanta buri and Borai every 30 minutes since 06.00. The last Trip leaves at 18.30. The trip will take about one and a half hour. The fare is 50 baht. Borai-Mae Sod (Chiang Rai) Ordinary buses leave Mae Sod and Borai at 07.30 and 08.30. It takes about 15 hours for each trip. The fare is 202.50 baht.
Local bus routes
1. Trat-Laem Ngob is 17 Km Long. Buses will leave the munipal food market since 06.00. It cost about 15 baht for a person.
2. Trat-Laem Sok is 28 Km long. Buses depart from the municipal food market since 06.00 the fare is 25 baht.
3. Trat-Klong Yai route is 75 Km in length. Buses will leave the food market since 06.00 and the fare is 25 baht.
4. Trat-Borai is 53 km long since 06.00 buses depart from the food market. The trip costs 35 baht Taxis running between Chanta buri and Trat will leave the fountain circle in Chanta buri and the municipal food market in Trat from 06.00 to 17.00. Each trip will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The trip (5-6 persons per a taxi) costs 50 baht each.