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Dhamma retreat in heavenly settings

On the road from Trat to Had lek (the Cambodian border crossing) lies the beautiful Wat Suwan pak dee (formal name), or “The Dhamma resort” (website name), or Wat tung Kai duk – as the locals call it.

Tadpole art studio for kids

Art classes for kids on weekends. 12 Soi Chaimongkhon 2. Phone: 087-9703829

Ang Ki Somthawin Yellow herbal oil

45/60-61 Thesaban 5 Rd, Th. Wangajae, Am. Muang, Trat 23000. Phones: 039-511935, 039-521410. Site: SomthawinYellowOil.com

Park near central station

  This lovely park is a good example how outdated google-maps satellite photos can be. The whole park, artificial lake, etc. look like an empty field there

Water reservoir

  A great place for a morning or afternoon trip on foot or bicycle (during night time some nasty dogs hang around, and only motor vehicles are safe from them). During the rainy season, they drain the reservoir in order to prevent flood, but it’s still a lovely place.

Hidden park

  The entrance to this hidden garden is almost invisible (might as well have been a house or a field). There’s no sign, but if you look inside, you’ll see the wagon in the photo, and that’s your only clue. Open until 18:00.

Cooking oil recycling plant

  This is a royal project of the queen. Used cooking oil is a pollutant, so in this plant they buy used cooking oil and sell various types of machine oil for motorcycles, etc.

Swimming pool for children

At Swainunthawit school

San Jao Ta Re

A very small Chinese shrine (San jao). Before sunset, people from the neighborhood come to practice Tai chi in front of it (it’s free).

Chao por lak muang Trat

  A very large and incredibly beautiful Chinese shrine (San jao) where the town celebrates the Chinese new year and other events of the Thai-Chinese community.

San Jao Long Jae

A Chinese shrine that has two parts, one on each side of the Chai mongkon street. The south side area is also called called San Jao La-Ko. During the 9 day long Thetsagan Jae Chinese vegetarian festival, the street section between the shrines becomes a market

Wat Phai Lom

The Wat has a very lovely garden, where the locals like to take walks in the afternoon, when the weather gets cooler. One of the nice things you can do there is buy a package of fish-junk food and go to the pond to feed the large catfish, carp and water turtles who live there. [...]

Riverside walkway

A nice promenade overlooking the river at the section behind the old city. Nicely lit at night time.