Vintage Village

Trang City may be one of Southern Thailand’s best-kept secrets

It may not be well known by tourists, but anyone visiting the historical district of Trang City will definitely fall in love with the laid-back, vintage style way of life of this town. In 2015 the city celebrated its 100th anniversary as the capital of Trang province, commemorating the date the provincial seat of government was effectively moved from Kantang—the former capital located 20 km to the south—back to 1915.

In many respects, Trang is closer to Penang (Malaysia) or Phuket Town. Most of the inhabitants descend from the Chinese immigrants from Southern China who came to work in the port area, as well as in the then burgeoning tin industry. Today, Trang’s population is probably around 80 percent of Chinese origin.

The most famous representative of the Chinese-Thai community from Trang is former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai. His house is located in the centre of the town, with the…

Original published: 2018-05-12 10:04:04 Read the full Bangkok News here

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