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The history of Trat can be traced back to the early 17th century during the reign of King Prasat Thong of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Formerly known as Mueang Thung Yai, Trat has played an important role in the development of the country’s stability and economy due to its strategic location. The town of Trat later become a community of Chinese merchants.

After the fall of Ayutthaya to the Burmese in 1767, Trat served as a checkpoint and buffer city and was responsible for providing provisions to King Taksin the Great before he moved his forces from Chanthaburi to Ayutthaya. King Taksin then succeeded in driving out the Burmese invaders and liberated the kingdom from foreign rule.


The province is sub divided in 7 districts ( Amphoe ). These are further sub divided into 38 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 254 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Trat    2. Khlong Yai    3. Khao Saming   4. Bo Rai


The Koh Chang Naval Battle Day  is organised in late January at the Koh Chang Naval Battle Monument (Anuson Yutthanawi) at Laem Ngop. The event is to commemorate the bravery of the Royal Thai Navy’s action against the French on January 17-21, 1941. Merit-making and tribute rites are performed and there is exhibition by the Royal Thai Navy.Trat Independence Day on March 23-27, marks the day the province returned to Thai sovereignty after the French occupation. The celebrations are held at the provincial town hall.

Trat Province, Thailand, Districts and Festivals

Trat Province Page 2, Panviman Resort, Koh Chang

Boriwaen Yutthanavee (Naval Battle Ground Memorial)

This site, located in Laem Ngop, commemorates the naval battle between Thailand and France when both countries fought during the height of the French colonization of Indochina in 1941.